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Charles M.

Charles M.

Lawyer and Economic Analyst

Kenya - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

In my legal practice, I specialize in drafting and reviewing contracts. For the financial markets, I regularly write global economic analysis. I also write on Forex Fundamental analysis and Technical analysis on the Major pairs and crosses. All the content I provide is 100% RELEVANT and TIMELY

100% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
220 hours

Melissa Bernard

Melissa Bernard

Paralegal, Writer and Editor, Social Media

United States - Tests: 2

I am a highly skilled writer and editor. I hold a bachelors of science degree and also a paralegal degree. My paralegal experience has given me knowledge of legal terminology and procedures. I also have a lot of experience in medical and veterinary technology.

100% Job Success
$14.00 /hr
481 hours

Enita Kushi

Enita Kushi


United States - Tests: 1

Florida licensed attorney practicing for over 5 years. I assist clients with foreclosure cases, bankruptcy, short sales, loan modifications, asset protection, and financial planning. I really enjoy doing legal research and figuring out a way to protect my clients. I don't like to give up and go the extra mile for everyone. I speak Albanian, Spanish and some Italian.

$222.22 /hr
0 hours

Brittanie Jones

Brittanie Jones

Immigration Attorney

United States - Tests: 3

I'm an immigration attorney with eight years of experience on the field of immigration law. I'm passionate about the work that I do for my clients and am capable of assisting clients in almost all areas of immigration law. I look forward to helping you with any of your immigration needs.

$75.00 /hr
0 hours

Sophie Tomlinson

Sophie Tomlinson

Ex-corporate lawyer, bilingual French/English, working from home

France - Tests: 2

I have spent five years working as a corporate lawyer and therefore have excellent communication skills (both written and oral) as well as great attention to detail. I have good IT skills and am able to use MS Office applications. I am half French and fluent in the language, and able to assist with translations from French to English. I am looking to supplement my income with remote projects, either with discrete legal work, translation tasks, or in a virtual assistant role.

$22.22 /hr
0 hours

Queencel Mae Masaoy

Queencel Mae Masaoy

Writer/ Legal Studies/ Proofreader/ Editor

Philippines - Tests: 4

I am in the field of law. I am the top 6th academic awardee of my university. I am a very responsible and dedicated student. I am also a leader in our community and in our university. I am currently the Deputy Chief Justice of Saint Louis University Student Court. I am a candidate for Cum Laude. I assure you that i will give the best of my ability in my works. I am good in writing, doing reports, essay, answering opinionated questions and other stuffs except math :) I already did few academic researches. I have experience at writing formal letter, writing critiques, legal documents and other academic and nonacademic documents. You will never regret once you hire me. My work is worth the pay. I guarantee you that. :)

94% Job Success
$13.00 /hr
0 hours

Tais Calado

Tais Calado


Spain - Tests: 4

I'm a brazilian, with a lawyer degree, currently living in Europe. I have more than ten years work experience in public law and six years experience as a portuguese teacher and as a text reviewer in portuguese. My job experience includes the production of media and internet press reviews about legal matters. Nowadays i work as a legal consultant freelancer for a brazilian lawyers office, and also, with my real passion: creative writing, in portuguese, to several customers and websites, producing articles of general matters, traveling guides, and others. I am also an experient researcher and I have great investigation skills. I have experience in market research and public relations.

94% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
0 hours

Pamela Haidenger-Bains, J.D., Q.C.

Pamela Haidenger-Bains, J.D., Q.C.

Freelance Writer and Consultant in Business English

Canada - Tests: 1

I provide freelance writing services, as well as training and support in Business English for executives and professionals. I have extensive writing experience from my background as a business lawyer. I understand business and management concerns from the work I did as a Vice-President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs of a biotechnology company. I designed and maintain my own Wordpress website at I have taken training for teaching English as an additional language, which gives me valuable skills in understanding how we communicate. You can also contact me to discuss other business services that I can provide as a result of my background and training.

$66.67 /hr
3 hours

Trent Lesher

Trent Lesher Agency Contractor

"Reliable high quality - ability to craft the right message."

United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

The words of one client: "I have . . . spent thousands with different contractors . . . and Trent has to be the most reliable and consistent with high quality work. VERY impressed. His ability to craft the right message for the right situation is invaluable and so hard to find. Once we need more writing help I will rehire for sure." Writer and Researcher -- Business / Law / Medical / Scientific / Technical / Review / Web Content / SEO. NOTE REGARDING ANOMALIES IN RECENT FEEDBACK RATINGS: I was injured in a hit-and-run accident last year, and fell behind on work and communications for a couple months. I am fully recovered now and keen to rebuild my reputation! Selected decades ago for the Yale University Directed Studies program based on my research skills and writing quality. Extensive professional writing, business, legal-assistant, medical quality-control, marketing and SEO experience since then. Writing, re-writing, editing and proofreading. Experienced with technical, business, proposal writing, marketing, fiction and non-fiction, SEO-friendly, legal, academic journal and other writing projects. Short content to book length. I'm more efficient with some projects than with others -- and often it's hard to tell before the project begins. So I offer all my clients the same GUARANTEE -- if after an agreed number of hours they are not satisfied with the results, I will do my best to offer the value expected (for free, off the clock) and by the deadline we agree on -- before proceeding with the project. Areas of expertise: Website Content Media Releases Blog content SEO-friendly content Legal writing Audio editing Research/article/report writing Business Writing Business Plan Consulting and Writing Flexible paralegal and legal assistant skills. Can competently do almost any task requiring intelligence, resourcefulness or common sense. Accurate quantitative analysis. Proficient in all major office and productivity programs. Able researcher and organizer. Effective commercial music composition and production. Savvy writing in any style or subject for report, article, or ad copy.

Associated with: APO, a Professional Organization

100% Job Success
$17.00 /hr
629 hours

Minhazul A.

Minhazul A. Agency Contractor

Personal and Business Solicitor

Bangladesh - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

As a legal/administrative professional with over 05 years' of experience, I know my diverse skills and qualifications will make a great fit to your legal needs. As a Law Graduate and UK Westlaw Certified personnel from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, United Kingdom, I have the formal training necessary for providing various legal services. Additionally, over 05 years of experience in various Administrative Roles developed my management skills that can be really convenient according to your needs where you can use my technical skills in carrying out various oversight and review tasks. Nonetheless, I've worn a lot of different hats. I’m not only used to wearing many hats, I sincerely enjoy it. I've built my career in a variety of roles in different industries, mostly in Banks and Legal Firms where I was not just an executive officer or an associate but also I achieved a number of successes including Working under pressure situations, internal legal compliance and related affairs and last but not the least earning praise from my immediate boss "The Company Secretary" of a well renowned Bank for my contribution to the team. No matter where I've been, I've produced topnotch work because I’m dedicated to making sure each and every piece stands out from the crowd. I pride myself on my ability to recognize and articulate a distinct voice for every project. And that’s not always restricted to the written word. I've also designed and produced unique promotional give always for various clients. While writing is my passion, project management is my bread and butter. Keeping on top of projects and making sure all parts get to the finish line at the same time is one thing I do best. The ability to juggle projects and never missing a deadline didn't just develop through my professional experience. It also comes from having three kids in four years – all with very different personalities, activities, schedules and demands.. I know what you’re thinking – that yes, I am the perfect fit for you legal aid, but there is no way you can afford me. But I’m not in it for the money – well, I am, but it isn't the most important thing. I’m looking to serve where my contributions count and my efforts are appreciated – and hopefully a long-term commitment. Drafting expertise includes the following : • LLC Operating Agreements • Employment Agreements • Independent Contractor Agreements • Licencing Agreements (Intellectual Property) • End User Licensing Agreements(EULA) • Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy page for websites • Franchise Agreements • Non Disclosure, Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete Agreements • Partnership Agreements • Purchase of Business Agreements • Purchase Orders and Related Issues • Quitclaim Deeds • Real Estate Purchase Agreements • Sales Agreements • Performance Contracts • Model and Entertainment Release • Music Recording Contracts • Prenuptial Agreements • Sublease Agreements (Commercial) • Sublease Agreements (Residential) • Vehicle Leasing Agreements • Separation Agreements • Cease Desist Letters • Surrogacy Agreements • Release Waiver forms • Risk Disclosures • Dissolution Agreements • Network Partnership Agreements • SAAS Agreements • Hosting Agreements etc.. I also offer the following non-litigation services: • Trademark Registration [UK-US only] • Response to legal notices THE BEST PART : My aggressive mind set will ensure that your business stays protected !

Groups: Article Samurai, Lisnagol | DIRECT™

Associated with: Legal Direct

65% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
438 hours