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  1. Steve Cape

    Steve Cape

    Paralegal, Researcher, Consultant, Employment Law

    United States - Tests: 1

    Experience in business and legal matters that include; appellate civil and criminal, forensics, civil litigation, non-profit formation and governance, bankruptcy, creditor/debtor issues, trademark registration, family law and labor law, FMLA / FLSA / ADA / EEO, Veterans Benefits. Proven experience in legislative review,bill drafting, and extensive experience working with legislative bodies, and conducting legislative advocacy. I provide clients flexible hours of availability to accommodate varying time zones, and needs. I deliver thorough, accurate paralegal and consulting services and "out of the box thinking". Driven to win, excel and deliver. Fully "wired in" with high speed internet, research databases and conflict checking.

    $18.89 /hr
    2,735 hours
    4.85
  2. Veranuch W.

    Veranuch W.

    Writing&Translation - English-Thai-Laotian

    Thailand - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    A well qualified native Thai spoken person, who is run by an extremely high motivation. I, especially, love to challenge with all kind of “interesting” task. I considered myself a comprehensive skilled person with broad knowledge. I do not mind to give it a start with the nice interesting task(s) all over new and again and am always ready to push it a terrific go. For person who will to know of a degree I hold, I hold one of LL.B. (criminal). I am pretty sharp and fair. And I am fairly flexible at the reasonable point. Here they are the list of things that I, surely, provide: 1). Translation: English-Thai-English, Laotian - Thai/English - no vice versa (100% Human made, NO fancy of a Bot made kind.) 2). Writing: Creative writing: Travel, legal, speech and public speaking article, review, short story, mind & spirit and etc. 3). Photography: On negotiation ... Please do not hesitate to contact me directly to see if I meet and match to all the needs of your task(s) and, importantly, to find out if I meet your view(s). Please leave me the queries you have got in mind. Check-no-choose is also welcome! P.s. I am a bit skippy about my work folio – not the work experiences. I have been translating for various projects and in varied range of terminologies/industries.

    $16.67 /hr
    149 hours
    4.89
  3. Tracey W.

    Tracey W.

    Writer (Creative & Technical), Editor and Proofreader

    United States - Portfolio: 1

    I would like to use my writing skills, both creative and technical, to their highest advantage. I have a great deal of experience in legal research and writing, which allows me to take many different types of technical and scientific data and make them understandable to the average person. This was a necessity for me as I also tried numerous cases before juries in both Florida and Georgia. It will also help me take such data and make it understandable to your readers. Presently, I primarily write and edit eBooks. I have written them on subjects ranging from legal to financial. I have also been working on a very ambitious training manual with foreign partners for the last year. I contribute content as well as do all of the English language editing. In addition, I have been hired to write everything from web content to short stories over the past few years. I am also a very creative writer. For myself, I write novels, short stories, and poetry. For others, I have written short stories, case studies, and a children's book. My English, language and grammar skills are exemplary and my research is always thorough. Finally, I'm a capable editor of both style and content.

    $22.22 /hr
    117 hours
    4.93
  4. Heidi Stephens

    Heidi Stephens

    Paralegal

    United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I am a paralegal, and I would love some extra work in the legal field. I have taken my legal research & writing classes, as well as criminal law, tort law, real estate law, and estate law. I graduate in a few month with my Bachelor's, and then move onto my Masters. I also have experience with web content and blog articles; I have written for various legal blog and firm websites.

    $13.61 /hr
    329 hours
    4.89
  5. Lauren B.

    Lauren B.

    Writer| Editor | Attorney

    United States - Tests: 12

    For more than 15 years, I have been a writer and editor in many different capacities, from writing white papers on healthcare policy, to founding and editing a literary journal, to editing theses and dissertations for graduate students, to crafting and revising resumes. I am also an attorney, with very strong legal research and writing skills in many areas of the law. Much of my professional experience has been in healthcare policy and law, and I have an excellent grasp of medical terminology and am familiar with a broad range of health topics and issues. In addition, I write literary fiction that has been published widely. My collection of short fiction was published in June of 2014. If it's not listed, I might know it. If I don't know it, I'd love to learn it. I look forward to working with you. (Please note that my fees for legal work and some medical work are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

    $35.00 /hr
    34 hours
    4.98
  6. James O.

    James O.

    International Startup Lawyer

    United Kingdom - Tests: 1

    Bilingual (English and German), efficient and pragmatic New York admitted attorney with training in UK and US law, and more than 9 years experience in International Business Law. Values the need to support the commercial realities of the deal. As a result has developed a very strong sense of the right balance between legal risk and profits/costs. Access to a group of very talented programmers and IT professionals, offers the possibility of legal application development/solutions.

    $110.00 /hr
    54 hours
    4.94
  7. John Stanton

    John Stanton

    Freelance Writer/Editor

    United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    My academic background is literary and legal, undergraduate major studies in English and French literature and graduate study in law. One published appeals court opinion says, "This case illustrates graphically the concept that law is a specialized language. Mr Stanton has made impressive progress in the mastery of that language," In re Stanton, 589 A2d 425, 427 (DC 1991) cert denied 502 US 1098, 112 SCt 1178 (1992). My trademark work product is copy composed or edited for correct grammar, clear syntax, consistent structure, and concise, colorful styling for comprehension and easy readability. My knowledge of computer operating systems and legal and editorial applications is strong. My work ethic deals with daunting deadlines by always putting the job first. As technical editing contractor for the 2007 revision of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Standard Review Plan for License Renewal I made the legal, scientific, and technical subject matter of NRC safety evaluation reports on nuclear power plant systems, structures, and components readable and comprehensible to the public. With no experience in nuclear engineering I never missed nor requested more time to meet an editorial deadline.

    $20.00 /hr
    436 hours
    4.52
  8. Jose Romar Mondonedo

    Jose Romar Mondonedo

    Cust Svc, HR, Management, Paralegal, VA, Transcription, Data Entry

    Philippines - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past seven years, I was able to acquire, develop and enhance various exceptional skills including those that are critical to the BPO industry which includes end-to-end customer service operation, comprehensive back-office process development and human resources administration. Moreover, I have been immersed in the practice of law by virtue of my education which emphasized concentration on various legal subjects. Before pursuing a career in the private sector, I was part of the Legislative and Legal Teams of two (2) Philippine Senators - the Honorable Miriam Defensor-Santiago and former Senate President Franklin M. Drilon - for a couple of years. As a freelance paralegal, I also experienced representing litigants before quasi-judicial bodies such as the National Labor Relations Commission (Philippine Labor Law), Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (Real Estate Law) and the Office of the President (Appellate process). My core competency lies in complete delivery of projects, events management, legal research and transcription, data entry, general transcription and administrative functions such as those of a virtual assistant. Presently, I am seeking opportunities to help individuals and organizations to increase productivity and add value to their respective ventures.

    $6.00 /hr
    57 hours
    4.73
  9. George C.

    George C.

    Technical Writer

    Kenya - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 7

    I have achieved phenomenal success on content writing over the past 4 yrs. I have been offering copyrighting & Proofreading services, SEO website content, eBook writing, sales letters, press releases, product descriptions, articles and blog writing. I have successfully worked on several content writing projects outsourced from mainly USA and Canada and other countries like S. Africa, China, UK, Israel, New Zealand etc & have produced excellent results delivered within time guidelines. Expertise gained and confident in as regards Content creation I am very skilled and confident writing on Travel, Education, Pets, Technical material, IT $ technology, Fashion, Internet Marketing, Health and personal development. Extensive online research and diligent effort and attention in maintaining quality has seen me thus far. Availability I am always present online checking my emails regularly and working. I respond immediately to emails and alerts at those times. I work from Monday through to Saturday and will be more than willing to engage with you. Thank you.

    $6.67 /hr
    3,478 hours
    4.82
  10. Lea B.

    Lea B.

    Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Legal Researcher/Executive Assistant

    United States - Tests: 8

    I have worked primarily as an assistant for over eight years, most of those years as a legal assistant, and I would love the opportunity to provide my outstanding skills and services to companies on a virtual platform. I have an abundance of experience creating Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets. I have spent countless hours answering telephones, sending and responding to emails, overseeing schedules, contacting clients, managing extensive files, researching a multitude of topics, creating documents, and tending to the daily professional responsibilities of those I have worked for. My multitasking and time management skills are matched by no other. I am extremely conscious of deadlines. I am a team player but can also work well independently with little instruction. I know how to form excellent relationships with clients and take joy in knowing that clients can always count on me to be there when they need assistance. I am exceptionally organized and extremely detail-oriented. I can master any and all tasks given to me. I have superb communication skills and am fluent in both spoken and written English. I am honest, trustworthy and reliable. I understand the importance of time sensitive material and will handle all confidential information with the utmost integrity. My skills and experience would be nothing but an asset to a company. I look forward to being able to prove that!

    $20.00 /hr
    1,697 hours
    4.85