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  1. Rachel Meldrum

    Rachel Meldrum

    Experienced Proofreader, Legal Writer, English Teacher

    United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    I am a 25 year old Scottish law graduate. My legal education is invaluable to me when I am proofreading as it has given me the fine attention to detail skills required to accurately pinpoint mistakes in writing. My writing experience enables me to grasp a better picture of what the writer is trying to portray when I am proofreading which in turn allows me to easily make the writing flow. I have wide-ranging proofreading experience, across a variety of topics and formats. I have also successfully completed several legal writing and website content projects. I have a TEFL course (120 hours) from Chiang Mai University. I have experience teaching both children and adults. I also have online teaching experience, both through a company and private students. I am passionate about teaching English and find it immensely rewarding. Teaching Experience: Sunshine Kindergarten May 2015-Present K1 Teacher Dara Academy September 2014-Match 2015 Grade 1 English Teacher DMA 1on1 July 2014-October 2014 Online English Teacher CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE INSTITUTE 2013-MAY 2014 ESL Teacher Courses Taught: -English for Lawyers - English course for first year LLB students. -Academic English- 4 skills English course for Masters students aiming to study abroad. -TOEIC - Teaching Chinese University students in Thailand on a one year exchange for a business English exam. -Conversation – All levels (High School and University Students) -Cambridge FCE Examination

    $16.67 /hr
    86 hours
    5.00
  2. Anjali S.

    Anjali S.

    Commercial Lawyer - Expert in Contract Mangement

    India - Portfolio: 5

    Anjali is a commercial lawyer with over 4 years of experience in providing end-to-end contract management services on sales as well as on procurement side. She has worked with organisations based in UK and USA with operations around the world and has been instrumental in drafting, negotiating and closing many mid to high stake deals. The various verticals of commercial transactions she has dealt with include professional services, technology related transactions and events and sponsorship arrangements. The agreements she has worked on include, without limitation, confidentiality agreements, supply agreements (MSA, SOW, work orders, etc,), professional services agreements, software license agreements, EULAs, events and meetings and sponsorship agreements. In addition, Anjali has also assisted many teams in setting up new processes for workflow, developing standard contracts and strategies for negotiation with their clients and vendors.

    $112.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Lillian W.

    Lillian W.

    Savvy Business Writer and Creative Storyteller

    United States

    Lillian possesses significant experience in business and government. She is an excellent writer and a savvy storyteller. Attributes: - Detail-oriented - Resourceful - Analytical - Client-focused - Results-driven - Diligent - Enterprising - Organized - Professional - Quality-Driven

    $33.00 /hr
    22 hours
    5.00
  4. Sarah S.

    Sarah S.

    Legal research, Article writing

    United States - Tests: 4

    Thank you for taking an interest in my profile. I graduated law school in 2008 with a goal of becoming a civil litigator, possibly in family law, although I was very interested in criminal and immigration laws, too. I was willing to enter any legal discipline when I experienced a near fatal stroke that left me unable to walk or speak clearly. None of my memories or cognition were compromised. I am able to do anything online, but I cannot speak clearly over the telephone. If an employer prefers to speak with me over the phone I can talk, but regular phone contact with clients is not possible. I am willing to work through the night if you require a fast turnaround time, but ordinarily I require about three days depending on the complexity of the issue. Working at home is easiest for me because I cannot drive or do many of the other things that are required to work outside of the home. I have recently decided I have not just lost everything; I have a great education and mind and I owe it to myself to use it. Just because I cannot pace back and forth giving a closing statement does not mean I should do nothing. My dreams are less grand than they were before, I want to be proud of my work and I want my employers to be satisfied. I will work as hard as I can because I want to begin working as soon as possible and cultivate long term relationships where possible with employers. I have unrivaled honesty and integrity; I am very proud of those qualities so I will never submit work that I am not proud to call my own.

    $22.22 /hr
    3 hours
    4.94
  5. James S.

    James S.

    Legal Research and Writing, Appeals

    United States - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I have over 28 years experience working as a consultant for attorneys. In that role, I have been responsible for legal research, case analysis, case management, pre-trial, all aspects of discovery, litigation (jury and bench trials), preparing state and federal trial court pleadings as well as briefs in state and federal appellate courts. I have experience in all areas of the law. I prefer civil law, however, I have extensive experience in criminal law. I taught legal research and writing for 3 years as part of a college level paralegal certification course. I have strong English skills and I am CELTA trained to teach English. My native language is English. I also speak Russian (ILR Level 2 +2), Spanish (ILR Level 1 +2), Ukrainian (ILR Level 1), Dutch (ILR Level 1), German (ILR Level 1), and French (ILR Level 1). I have over 35 years experience as a photographer and 10 years experience as a photojournalist.

    $55.56 /hr
    144 hours
    4.98
  6. Karla L.

    Karla L.

    Expert in Grant Writing, Legal Writing, Analysis

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    My talents are unlimited in Grant Writing, blogging, Press Releases, Legal writing, social network analysis, Geographic information systems, policy analysis, database management, community organizing, strategic planning and preparing and analyzing data.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  7. Marymichelle Lotano

    Marymichelle Lotano

    Attorney, Legal Writing, Creative Writing, Blog Writing, Short Essays

    United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    My education includes an undergraduate degree from Springfield College and law degree from Albany Law School. I am an excellent technical legal writer with years of legal writing experience, including appellate writing and educational writing. I am a published legal author with the New York State Bar Association. I am also a talented creative writer. My skills include creative writing, blog writing and short essays. I am currently preparing to publish a meditation book via Hay House Publishing. I also have a humor blog at www.newborndaze.com via Word Press. I am looking for writing projects of varied durations and intensities that can be completed from home.

    $44.44 /hr
    8 hours
    5.00
  8. Anne W.

    Anne W.

    Your project will be my project - Anne Wade Ed.D.

    United States - Portfolio: 3

    Hello, I am Dr. Anne. I enjoy writing, editing, researching, blogging, curriculum development, writing grants, teaching. I have written in the areas of Business, government, psychology, education, criminal justice, law, economics, training, emergency management, History, student success as well as short articles and a variety of blog topics. I have a doctorate in Education and I am finishing one in Public Safety Leadership/Criminal Justice. I have a masters in Adult Education and Criminal Justice. I have good writing, editing, and research skills. I have written several arts grants and a golden leaf economic development grant. I have been funded in all the grants I have written. I am a professor during the day and a freelancer at night. I have instructed, written, and edited for over 25 years. I love to help get projects going and completed. I am proficient with Word, PowerPoint, Moodle, Blackboard, Excel, research searching, and other softwares and databases. I enjoy taking on projects and meeting deadlines!

    $17.00 /hr
    61 hours
    5.00
  9. Chris Pilling

    Chris Pilling

    Registered Patent Agent

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    My name is Chris Pilling, a former Patent Examiner with the United States Patent Office now a Patent Agent. I was in the system rejecting and approving patent applications, now I’m on the outside helping inventors like you. My goal is to help protect your idea at a reasonable cost. I have a passion for innovation. No matter what stage of the invention process you’re at I will help you succeed.

    $60.00 /hr
    60 hours
    5.00
  10. alejandra dominguez

    alejandra dominguez

    reliable-full time available

    Argentina - Tests: 1

    Expertise in data entry, typing, transcription and writing for the last four years of experience. I have expirience as executive assistant too. I have expierence as an aministrative assistant. Now I m a full time available worker. I m not afraid to take short deadline works. I m new in this market but surely I build a strong reliable soon. I have of my own a 6000 checked emails database from Argentina. Ready to work hard and give you excellent quality service.

    $111.11 /hr
    1 hours
    4.55