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Hugh Jackson

Hugh Jackson

Reliable, Professional Proofreader and Copy-Editor

United Kingdom

I provide a high-quality, dependable proofreading and copy-editing service. My professional background is in academia and legal services, but I have experience of reading, writing and editing publications of all types. I am a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and regularly accept freelance work from individuals and large publishing houses. You have already done the most important part of any project: the writing. You've worked hard at it and you've put in all the content it needs. But, like anything, a piece of writing needs to be polished before it's displayed to the world. That's where a professional proofreader and copy-editor comes in. Perhaps you're not a native English-speaker. Perhaps you are dyslexic or simply find it hard to fathom the panoply of seemingly mysterious rules and conventions that govern our language. Perhaps you want a fresh pair of eyes to pick up on what you missed or need to move on to your next project. Let me take care of it for you.

$10.00 /hr
0 hours

John K.

John K. Agency Contractor

All legal research/writing, and bankruptcy/debt protection

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 21

Ivy League Graduate, legal writing/research; litigation services; bankruptcy prep; Degrees: J.D., Univ. of Pittsburgh Law School, 1971; B.A., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1967. Many years private practice, with extensive experience in research and writing all subjects, practice specialties in torts, employment discrimination lawsuits, bankruptcy, and protection from creditors. Experienced in academic test and course writing for law students and paralegal students. Wrote multiple choice questions for online prep courses for multi-state bar exam. Wrote and edited home study courses in business law, litigation, real estate, torts, criminal law, estates, paralegal practice, computer basics and other subjects. President and founder of U.S. LawDesk Services, ebooks and educational services for basic legal knowledge. Author of ebooks listed on Amazon Kindle. Experienced consulting/writing services for Masters and Doctorate students in non-science and non-math subjects.

Associated with: LawDesk Services

75% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
96 hours

Nic F.

Nic F. Agency Contractor

Provider of Writing/ Editing/Technical Services and Legal Insight

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

Accomplished and versatile professional with a rare mix of technical, business and legal expertise. Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills rooted in training in Business Management and Computer Information Systems. Possesses technical certifications in cyber security and networking, with work experience in intrusion detection, malware analysis, penetration testing/vulnerability scanning, compliance, and certification & accreditation. Graduate education at one of the top law schools and business schools in the U.S., with a focus on intellectual property, cyber law and data privacy. Firm grasp of the English language and high proficiency in the use and mechanics of grammar. Thoroughly enjoys both creative and technical writing, with a penchant for varied types of research and content editing. Highly analytical, timely, quality-driven and adaptive.

Associated with: Written Perfection

81% Job Success
$33.33 /hr
158 hours

Geetha Mathews

Geetha Mathews Agency Contractor

Content, Blog&Article Writing,legal Consulting, Web&Animation services

India - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 7

This is to introduce you to our division, VYGA WEB, working under the umbrella of our parent organization Vyga Animation Systems Pvt. Ltd. working in the auspices of Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram,India and to offer you our expert services in various fields of web development. We are a team of illustrious and enthusiastic professionals looking forward to deliver quality services to our clients. We are confident of our expertise and exposure and believe that we will be able to cater to our clients in a highly professional manner. Our team of web developers, animators & legal experts have been working over the past few years in this field and have a portfolio that beats any competitor. Their dedicated efforts and client friendly dealings have won them accolades and acceptances from our previous clients making them confident and competent to deliver more and better. The software developers & animators working with us are a team of highly talented people who can make any of your ideas come true with the sheer amount of hard work they put in. They have also been highly commented of by our previous clients. Software development and software support based on various platforms are at present a cake walk for us. Logo designers who are part of the highly creative talent force that works in our studio can churn out innovative and expressive logos in no time. Logos that satisfy your needs, announcing your presence in the markets of today can be designed by us with ease. Content writing, creative writing and legal services have also grown to be our area of expertise with many international clients availing services by our team of writers and legal experts. Services that we provide are listed below: 1.Web Solutions Web Site Designing Web Programming Web Application/ E-commerce Web Content Management System Web Domain Registration Web Hosting Solutions 2.Legal Services 3.Graphic Logo Designs Vector Illustrations 4.Content Writing Website content writing Article writing Proofreading Blog writing The reliability and professionalism that we have shown in our prior engagements is sure to make your business prosper and flourish. Visit our website for more details regarding our services and also to view our portfolio of previous projects.

Associated with: Vyga Animation Systems Pvt. Ltd.

77% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
404 hours

Kirstein Pran Pangod

Kirstein Pran Pangod


Philippines - Tests: 3

I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City. While studying Law, I worked as an HR Staff at the University for 1 year, before I was transferred to the Nursing Department as an Office Secretary for 2 years. After finishing the course Bachelor of Laws, I went home to Kidapawan and worked as a Criminology Instructor at Colegio de Kidapawan. I was a member of the School Paper Organization during my Elementary and Secondary years; and a consistent Academic scholar during my college years. I have a good background in writing legal documents and news articles; well-versed with microsoft office word and excel; and is very diligent in submitting documents on or before the deadline.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
3,232 hours

Katharine Sherwood

Katharine Sherwood

Certified Paralegal

United States - Tests: 3

Certified Paralegal with 4.5 years of experience. I have experience working as a litigation paralegal, family law paralegal, criminal law paralegal, and overseen office management in small firms. My training in office administration and client services has equipped me with a multitude of skills including; office management, business operations, and exemplary customer service. I possess an Advanced Paralegal Certificate from an ABA-approved paralegal program. My work ethic and attention to detail is unparalleled. I do have references should you require them. I am efficient and understand the confidential nature of the legal field. I am technically savvy and use that to my advantage by creating processes that make me more efficient and accurate. I can draft legal documents such as pleadings, discovery, wills, and deeds, as well as letters. I have extensive legal research experience, as well as e-discovery retrieval and document review. I understand the rules for ESI preservation and have experience creating ESI search terms, ESI preservation letters, and reviewing ESI. Examples of the jobs i'm suited for include: legal document preparation, document review, contract administration, e-filing, memo writing, brief writing, deposition summaries, litigation support, customer support, internet research and writing. Some of my administrative support skills include: email correspondence, transcription, interviewing clients, maintaining calendar, preparation of excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations, drafting documents, hiring and managing job posts, and more!

$22.00 /hr
313 hours

Debbie H.

Debbie H.

J.D. / Business Admin / QuickBooks

United States - Tests: 5

Dependable, results-oriented professional with a solid track record of consistently meeting and exceeding company goals; highly organized and detail-oriented with an extensive background in the following: Office Management / Administration / Organization Secretarial / Data Entry / Transcription Legal Compliance / Litigation Support Bookkeeping / Payroll / Human Resources For over 20 years I have been providing diverse office services to individuals and businesses (everything from a one-person attorney's office to mid-size construction companies to the nation's largest title companies), for example... ~ Organized and oversaw day-to-day operations of two mid-size companies simultaneously in a fast-paced environment; 6 years ~ Designed and implemented sales tracking program used by national title companies; 18 years ~ Construction office management, including payroll and HR; 13 years I specialize in providing customized services and reports designed to fit each client's unique, specific needs in a cost-effective and timely manner. You want your work to be perfect. So do I. I've been self-employed since 1985, but I'm relatively new to oDesk. Give me a try and I will do my best to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your consideration.

100% Job Success
$19.00 /hr
1,957 hours

Olav M. Underdal

Olav M. Underdal

Patent Practitioner - Technology Consultant

United States - Tests: 2

Registered to practice before the USPTO. Enthusiastic, innovative, and results-oriented patent practitioner and technology executive with broad technical and business background. Strong communicator with proven ability to lead, motivate and inspire at all levels. Focused, hard-working leader with analytical mind-set. Successful manager of strategic innovation and large-scale, complex software, electronics, and technology development. M.S. in Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark with concentrations in Electronics, Software Engineering & Systems Engineering. M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester. Co-inventor of 12 United States patents. Professional skills include: Patent Appplication Drafting | Patent Prosecution | Patent Search | Patentability Analysis | Patentability Opinon | Innovation Strategy | Technology Strategy & Roadmap Planning | Software Management | Engineering Management | Program Management | Agile Methodologies

100% Job Success
$83.33 /hr
0 hours

Cory Washburn

Cory Washburn

Executive Assistant

United States - Tests: 6

I worked for Robert Half International as an assistant to twelve recruiters, assisting them with all aspects of their job from answering phones and compiling routine correspondence to purchasing marketing materials and completing expense reports. Following my employment with Robert Half International I began my career with United States Probation Office. My first position was as receptionist and I quickly moved into a clerk position, assisting officers with their caseloads and providing support functions throughout the office. My final position was as Officer Support Specialist where I conducted investigations and provided any administrative functions as needed. During this time I was able to experience a myriad of administrative functions. I specifically worked as a background investigator for the last 4 and a half years, utilizing proprietary software, online sensitive resources, and public information to provide a full history for the judge to make decisions on bond and release. The specific investigative systems I have experience with include, but are not limited to, NCIC, NLETS, Clear, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and PACTS. I also used public information obtained from local courts. My last position with the United States Probation Office required me to work with little to no supervision and provided me with opportunities for personal and professional growth. While working in this capacity I also obtained my Master's degree, maintaining a 3.9 grade point average.

$27.78 /hr
2 hours