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  1. Gina Judd

    Administrative Support Internet Research

    United States - Last active: 08/10/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

    I find internet research to be extremely rewarding and educational no matter what the subject. Helping someone else solve a problem or meet their business needs is very gratifying to me. I have volunteered my time to an author and Internet radio show host and produced great results! I have 30 years of experience working in various offices performing data entry, typing,, invoicing, and customer service, and the last 10 years I have worked out of my home as a medical legal transcriber. I not only have a lot of years of experience to offer, but I am enthusiastic and eager to learn.

    $4.44 /hr
    6 hours
  2. Kalpesh Kothari

    Kalpesh Kothari

    LPO contracts/ Legal Research/Paralegal/Misc

    India - Last active: 12/04/2013 - Tests: 2

    We at KK Consultant specialize in drafting ,review of contracts, legal research. We at KK Consultant emphasis on quality and punctuality in work. We have a large data base of contracts to readily serve you according to your need. Clients satisfaction and commitment are two important aspects for us. We are a group of Lawyers qualified in India as well as in UK (Solicitor) and at your services. Besides we even provide Paralegal work support like preparing legal transcription and contract management.

    $22.22 /hr
    2 hours
  3. Kristen Q.

    Former Legal Assistant with Extensive Research Experience

    United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - Tests: 6

    I am a former solo practicing attorney looking for a position involving the use of the skills I have attained, while regaining flexibility and independence. I have been self-employed, as well as both the sole office support and a member of an office team. Therefore, I have been a self-starter well-versed in multi-tasking, but also have acquired skills that enable me to be effective in a support role as part of a team. In all positions, computer usage was essential and integral, both for research and document production, as well as for other uses. As a Legal Assistant in today’s age of technology, a large majority of communication is had through email, thus, I am somewhat familiar with email deliverability practices. On line tutoring very often involves finding web resources for students, and as sessions are timed, it is necessary to find results quickly. As a result, I have become a highly efficient web researcher. It is important to any employer to have employees who learn quickly and think on their feet. Computer savviness is essential, as are Interpersonal skills and a strong sense of professionalism. Regarding the latter, it is particularly valuable in the context of on line, virtual employment, as contractors are working independently and without any direct supervision. I will deliver all of these to any employer.

    $16.67 /hr
    10 hours
  4. Katsyarina Rachynskaya

    Katsyarina Rachynskaya

    Tranlator with 4 years of experience

    Belarus - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), International Law and Legal Studies. I have 6 years of translation experience in different spheres including construction, legal documents, international law, commercial law, education, web pages and etc. I speak 4 foreign languages English, German, Spanish, Portuguese. Russian is my native language. Also I participated in different conferences (legal studies; international languages), business meetings, music and photo festivals. Open for communication and willing to work. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. Best regards, Kate

    $15.00 /hr
    13 hours
  5. Kelly Bonanno

    Kelly Bonanno

    Contract and Business Law Attorney

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago

    I am a licensed attorney with 10 years of experience. I specialize in business and contract law. I typically work on legal research and writing projects, contract drafting projects and projects for small or start-up business owners. In addition to business experience I have a great deal of experience in the healthcare industry and often work with healthcare related businesses. As a former compliance officer I also do many "compliance" related reviews for companies. As a freelancer, my main goal is to provide quality services in a cost effective manner. I truly enjoy the variety of work and having the opportunity to work with so many interesting people.

    $30.00 /hr
    278 hours
  6. Debashis M.

    Debashis M.

    Wordpress Expert, HTML/CSS, SEO & Logo Design

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 19

    Over the last 6 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using Wordpress, HTML, DHTML, XHTML, and CSS including sites for start-up companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a new website development such that the values, the aim and objectives of the company are reflected in every bit of the design along with the selection of words and content showing the company or projects adaptability, competence, flexibility and creative ability. And I develop solutions using latest web-based technologies while providing tailor-made internet consulting with creativity and innovative approach. My strength is my openness, constant and regular contact follow-up with clients and the willingness to learn. I believe in providing the latest and best of the technology to my clients.

    $7.78 /hr
    16 hours
  7. Sean H.

    Sean H.

    Pennsylvania Attorney, MBA graduate

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    I am a licensed Pennsylvania attorney with my law degree from a nationally ranked law school in Pennsylvania. I have worked with numerous clients (individuals and companies) on various legal tasks including but not limited to drafting and reviewing contracts, legal research, preparing motions and assisting in the creation and setting up of businesses. I am a skilled legal researcher and writer. I have the ability to effectively and efficiently draft memorandums and other legal documents to satisfy my clients needs. I have also earned my MBA from an accredited university and have a firm grasp of the business world. I have working knowledge of Microsoft Office and can also use Google to effectively research when needed.

    $100.00 /hr
    61 hours
  8. Ferdinand Elbert Jomilla Jr

    Ferdinand Elbert Jomilla Jr

    Creative/Essay Writer and Researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

    I am a writer, specializing in essays and literary fiction as my core competencies. I am also proficient in blogging, article writing, sports writing, and proofreading/reviewing. Having come from a top research university has refined my research skills as well, giving me the proper technique in retrieving necessary data about a subject matter. I also have excellent use of the Filipino and English languages with above-average vocabulary range, and I am well-versed in different writing styles (legal jargon, literary, advertising, etc.)

    $13.33 /hr
    5 hours
  9. Marsha Phillips

    Marsha Phillips

    Virtual Assistant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

    Over the last 15 years, I have developed a wide range of customer care & office administration skills while working for large corporations & startup companies. I have a passion for quality client/customer service, and I excel at any task that requires attention to detail and creativity. I am seeking virtual assistant opportunities in typing, data entry, customer service and office project management. I also have experience in initial intakes, demand letters, motion preparation, contract drafting and legal research as a legal assistant and paralegal student.

    $25.00 /hr
    3 hours

    ALVIE ALVARO Agency Contractor

    Int'l Legal Researcher & Writer, Technical Writer, Editor&Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 5

    BACHELOR OF LAW DEGREE HOLDER - Ten (10) years of experience in legal research, legal writing, legal opinion writing and counselling. In-depth understanding in Criminal Law, Civil, Commercial, Taxation, Constitutional Law in Philippines, International Law and all foreign Countries' law. BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJOR IN ENGLISH GRADUATE - a consistent Annual Awardee for four (4) consecutive years in college, fluent in English, well-versed in Technical Writing, Fictional Writing, Article writing and News writing. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF (EIC) - an editor in chief of our schoolpapers, supervised all the associates and individual article writers ( feature writers, news writers, sports writers, etc.) Excellent Proofreader and Editor. FAST TRANSCRIPTIONIST - uses expressed scribes, with 98 % and up accuracy, very diligent.

    Associated with: Fast Transcriptionist, Legal Researchers

    $27.78 /hr
    44 hours