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  1. Aly Yale

    Aly Yale

    Writer, editor & content strategist

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and blogger based in Fort Worth, Texas. I have extensive experience in reporting, news writing, blogging, web content creation and SEO writing, as well as social media management, web management and online marketing. I've worked in just about every type of media outlet possible. From newspapers, magazines and broadcast stations to websites, blogs and marketing agencies, I've honed my skills in a wide variety of environments and industries. I've been a reporter; a blogger; a social media manager; an editor; a web, layout and graphic designer; an online marketer; a radio DJ; a TV production assistant; a staff manager; and much, much more. My strengths lie in writing, editing, blogging, web management and web content creation, but I am always excited to utilize my varied skill set in any way possible. I pride myself on being an efficient, thorough and timely worker. Specialty niches: SEO, web design, ecommerce, internet marketing, cooking/baking, education, fashion, health, fitness, nutrition, lifestyle, product descriptions, legal writing, news, medical writing, payment processing, real estate, technology

    $33.33 /hr
    442 hours
    4.99
  2. Dyan C.

    Dyan C.

    TOP RATED Lawyer / Corporate / Business / Employment / Contracts

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 19

    I am a practicing attorney specializing in corporate law, employment law, intellectual property law, and contract law. My roster of clients include local businesses and business-owners from the US, Australia, UAE, Canada, France, and the UK, with my services spanning from simple contract preparation and review, to preparation of demand letters and court pleadings, to business and legal consultations on a regular basis. I have also assisted foreign businesses set up their companies (BPO's) here in the Philippines. Due to my actual experience working for a BPO as legal counsel, my clients have found me to be very knowledgeable in the BPO industry and have retained my services. If you are looking to set up your business in the Philippines, look no further. ► Junior partner of one of Cebu City's top law firms, Calderon Davide Tolentino Trinidad & Castillo Law Offices, which was founded by a Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court. ► Actual experience in civil, corporate, and criminal litigation; corporate housekeeping for a US-based BPO; trademark registration and litigation. ► Legal counsel for several local businesses, including a UAE-based company. ► Top 10 Lawyer on oDesk, with core competencies in: • Contract reviewing and drafting; • Business Consultation; • Risk assessment for various businesses; • Drafting corporate documents (Articles, By-Laws, Board Resolutions, minutes, etc.); • Labor law consultation (both management and labor sides); • Legal Research; • Drafting pleadings, legal correspondences, terms and conditions, and other documents; • Legal writing for blogs and websites; • Intellectual Property; • Philippine incorporation of business. ►Top 10% (95th percentile) - U.S. English Proofreading Skills (Chicago) ► Top 10% (Overall 1st Place) - U.S. English Spelling ► Top 10% (91st percentile) - U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics ► Top 10% (95th percentile) - U.S. English Vocabulary ► Top 10% (95th percentile) - U.S. Word Usage ► Top 10% (98th percentile) - U.S. English Basic Skills ► Top 10% (93rd percentile) - U.S. Creative Writing ► Top 10% (94th percentile) - Content Writing Skills ► Top 10% - Email Etiquette Certification ► Proofreading with specializations in: • Websites, blogs, etc. covering a wide array of topics; • Articles on various topics; • Academic papers. ► Editing with specializations in: • Websites, blogs, etc., with emphasis on business/law/technology/beauty/online retail; • Articles on various topics. ► Creative writing with specialization in: • SEO; • Public relations; • Humor (scripts, essays, ads, etc.) • Law • Technology • Beauty

    $25.00 /hr
    234 hours
    4.73
  3. Lauren B.

    Lauren B.

    Writer/Editor/Attorney: Law| Business | Creative| Academic | etc.

    United States - Last active: 12 days ago - 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 are higher than my posted hourly rate, which is my fee for general writing and editing.)

    $35.00 /hr
    34 hours
    4.98
  4. Teresa S.

    Teresa S.

    Quality Legal Content Creator

    United States - Last active: 29 days ago - Tests: 7

    Over the last 15 years I have used my skills to help attorneys and law firms across the country increase public awareness of their services. I regularly provide blogs and articles to national firms, local firms, and individual attorneys who focus on criminal matters, DUI/DWI, corporate law, trusts and estates, personal injury and medical malpractice. I have a deep understanding of best SEO practices and know how to create a high quality article or post around specific keywords. I have a strong desire to be challenged and to produce top-quality work that satisfies. I am a team player, a self-starter, a highly motivated, educated, intelligent, detail oriented writer.

    $45.00 /hr
    87 hours
    5.00
  5. ALISON WILLIAMS

    ALISON WILLIAMS

    Expert article, blog and web content writer -legal,dentist and more

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 10

    I have an MA in teaching English and Applied Linguistics and all my life I have been writing and teaching English. I simply love to mix my words around to suit various audiences. I specialize in American English as well as my own UK English and I can research and write in a variety of niches, which in the past have included locks, shoes, chiropractic, solar energy, socks, marine, home improvements, recycling, banking, insurance, retirement, investment legal, and dental. In my role as a writer I have also used my legal studies knowledge gained in my Bachelor's degree to create numerous web pages and blogs for attorneys around the world who have been very pleased with my contribution to their profession. My objective is to provide fast, accurate turnarounds using perfect English and to craft communicative written materials to the exact specifications, expectations and deadlines of my clients. Over the last few years I have successfully written articles that market a range of products for different industries in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. My experience as a highly skilled writer ensures that I am capable of communicating with a variety of audiences and in an array of styles and formats. Over the past few years, I have worked with executives, entrepreneurs, industry experts and many other professionals in writing and publishing, SEO web content, blogs, newspaper articles and more. I have compiled and edited in-house newsletters in my various places of employment. I have written materials for ESL ( English as a Second Language) courses too. I have so far received excellent feedback for my article writing abilities in the areas of educational, financial, health, dentistry, cosmetic surgery and legal writing as well as copywriting for SEO purposes. In fact, one of my previous employers has stated that I am one of the best on oDesk. This is mainly because I follow the client's instructions and I don't make English errors. I am currently writing blogs, news articles and web content for lawyers, cosmetic surgeons and dentists, as well as preparing a weekly news feature for a solar energy website. I perform regular proof reading of academic essays. I am currently working for clients who value quality delivery and are not looking for cheap, poorly written work. I charge based on the time it takes me to get the work to the required standard.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    $15.00 /hr
    606 hours
    4.86
  6. Heidi Stephens

    Heidi Stephens

    Paralegal

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - 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
    318 hours
    4.89
  7. Aurobinda Panda

    Aurobinda Panda

    IP Attorney - Expert in Trademark | Patents | Copyright | DMCA Notice

    India - Last active: 17 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    Over last 4 year I have successfully work on 100 of Odesk Contracts for more than 2500 hours. We have a team of IP professionals and attorneys with excellent knowledge and experience in the field of Intellectual Property Law mainly Trademark, Patents, Copyright, DMCA Takedown Notice, Legal Research, I am Managing Partner of Lex Protector International Law Office and also expert in Trademark and Patent. I have done my specialization in Intellectual Property Law from University of South Africa, which is one of the most premier institutions of the world. I have handled several Patent, Copyright and Trademark related issues successfully for our clients around the world and intend to expand my abilities even further. Our Law firm is also recognized as "Startup of the Year 2014 in Intellectual Property" by Silicon India Magazine which is published in USA and India. (More information - http://www.siliconindia.com/magazine-articles-in/Lex_Protector_Offering_Undisputed_IP_Services-FJIF582304527.html ) Also recognized as "Startups to Watch in 2015" by CIO Review Magazine.(More Information - http://www.cioreview.in/magazine/Lex-Protector-Enabling-Enterprises-with-Various-Intellectual-Property-Services-GBIO783533570.html) (Your can visit our Lex Protector Firm Website at http://www.lexprotector.com)

    $18.89 /hr
    2,451 hours
    4.97
  8. Steve Cape

    Steve Cape

    Paralegal, Researcher, Consultant, Employment Law

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
    2,712 hours
    4.85
  9. Lakeisha E.

    Lakeisha E.

    eBook Writer, Blogger and Editor with a Sarcastic Sense of Humor

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    If you're looking for mediocre quality, I am NOT your person. I enjoy working with minimal supervision, and strive to do my best with the job that I take on. I am well aware of my responsibilities towards my clients; making me a suitable candidate for possible vacancies. Why me? I've always given my best, the feedback on my profile will vouch for my professionalism. I look forward to working with you on your projects! My Website: http://freelancerninja.webnode.com/

    $7.78 /hr
    296 hours
    4.92
  10. Mary Wiggenhorn

    Mary Wiggenhorn

    Paralegal/ Proofreader

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 1

    I have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, honed over almost 22 years as a paralegal. I have edited briefs going to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as to lower courts, both federal and state. I have drafted and responded to hundred of discovery requests over the years. As an Upwork contractor, I have proofread legal documents, websites, student theses, medical/psychological reports and a variety of other documents. I have also written, proofed and edited a corporate in-house publication. I have written website articles on various aspects of the law and drafted many pleadings. I am experienced in medical summaries and medical chronologies and am knowledgeable in medical vocabulary and technology. I am a native English speaker, with a BA in French literature and a minor in English.

    $25.00 /hr
    599 hours
    4.76