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  1. Jason Ramsey

    Jason Ramsey Agency Contractor

    Expert Researcher

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

    I am a freelance researcher, database builder, GIS programmer and customer service agent located in the United States. I have extensive experience in web research, GIS mapping, database building, lead generation and customer service. I have worked for several online companies including but not limited to ChaCha, and Interlaced Systems, Inc. where my work is completed in a timely manner and is checked for quality and accuracy daily. I have also wrote several articles for Text-broker which is an article writing service dedicated to give the customers written content based on their specifications. I enjoy researching and answering live queries as well as writing reviews and working with Google Maps. I am ready to start working and will meet any deadline with no problems.

    Associated with: Ramsey Researching Data Solutions

    $14.00 /hr
    64 hours
    4.75
  2. Sarah S.

    Sarah S.

    Legal research, Article writing

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - 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
  3. James S.

    James S.

    Legal Research and Writing, Appeals

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
    103 hours
    4.98
  4. Harit Mohan

    Harit Mohan Agency Contractor

    Patent Search Expert with 7+ Years Experience

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    1. Landscape Services: 1.1 Patent Landscape 1.2 Patent/ IP Watch (Monthly Updates) 1.3 Portfolio Analysis 1.4 Competitive Intelligence 1.5 Non Patent Literature (NPL) Landscapes 1.6 White Space Analysis & more… 2. Prosecution Services: 2.1 Patentability 2.2 FTO/ Clearance (National, Regional & Global) 2.3 State of Art & more… 3. Litigation Services: 3.1 Validity/ Invalidity 3.2 Infringement Analysis 3.3 Claim Charts & more… 4. Specialized Services: 4.1 Chemical structure searches (Markush, Polymers, Reactions etc.) 4.2 Biosequence searches (Nucleic Acids, Peptides & Polypeptides) 4.3 Patent drafting 4.4 Patent illustrations 4.5 Clinical Trial searches 4.6 Customized data mining & more… 5. Database Knowledge: 5.1 LexisNexis® TotalPatent®, Thomson Innovation, PatBase, MicroPatent, Questel etc. 5.2 STN Databases (DGENE, PCTGEN, USGENE, CAPLUS, MARPAT, REGISTRY etc.) 5.3 EBSCO, ProQuest, ScienceDirect, PubMed, IEEE, Scopus etc.

    Associated with: Signicent Information Solutions LLP

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Giulianna K.

    Giulianna K.

    Legal Researcher, Writer & Social Media Specialist

    Australia - Last active: 3 days ago

    I hold a bachelor degree in media, specialising in writing and social media. I am also in my final year of my law degree. My past work experience has ranged from retail banking to publicity and public relations for national events. I pride myself on my ability to communicate powerful messages that sell products and services to clients. I am a thorough legal researcher with the ability to translate 'legalese' into easy to understand english. I also specialise in all social media, ranging from Facebook and Twitter to Wordpress.

    $22.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  6. Joseph Craig

    Joseph Craig

    Proficient Writer, Editor and an Expert in Legal Research

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    I am a freelance copywriter who will take your idea and transform it into fresh, compelling content. Everything is written by me personally - so your content will be original, captivating and delivered on deadline. I am a native English speaker with a strong command in English literature and several years experience teaching grammar to adults from all over the world. I have a Bachelor of Laws(LLB) degree from University of Toronto, hence I can easily assist with any legal research work. I care about the details and will write your copy with perfect grammar and my own personal, creative touch. I have first-rate editing skills, a firm grasp of SEO and marketing principles, and can work under pressure. If you have the vision, I have the words for it!

    $16.67 /hr
    25 hours
    4.99
  7. Nick P

    Nick P

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    931 hours
    4.98
  8. Anke Moen

    Anke Moen

    Dutch language services

    Spain - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 6

    I am a native Dutch speaker currently living in the north of Spain. I have experience in transcribing and translating from English, Spanish and Italian to Dutch. I also have broad experience in research and administrative support. Before I moved to Spain I worked several years in the legal field; as a paralegal in Italy (2 years) and as a lawyer in The Netherlands (4 years). In Spain I took a fashion design course and I worked in the fashion industry as an international buyer and as the head of the buying department (6 years in total). Since embarking on my freelance career, I have worked on many different projects, covering a wide variety of styles and topics, translating from English/Italian/Spanish to Dutch and vice versa, pre-editing a book on marketing (English) and preparing the content of websites. I offer the following services: TRANSLATING, LOCALIZATION AND PROOFREADING English > Dutch Spanish > Dutch Italian > Dutch With an LL.B in Dutch Civil Law (The Netherlands), an LL.M. in European Law (England) and a Certificate in Fashion Design (Spain) and over 6 years of experience in the advisory and litigation practice and another 6 years in the textile industry, I have developed two main areas of expertise: legal and textile. My goal is always to provide high-quality. Having lived and worked in several countries I have the cultural knowledge needed to adapt your content to the target audience. I know when to be literal and when to convey the tone of the author. Depending on the complexity of the text I can deliver a 2000-2500 word job in 24 hours. RESEARCH AND CONTENT WRITING Since a year I combine my activity as a translator with website content writing. So far I have worked on three projects (tourism and wine), providing all written content, including slogans, legal documents etc. as well as making all necessary arrangements for programming. ADMIN SUPPORT With over ten years of experience organizing people and projects I have developed good organizational skills. I can help you streamlining your business and personal tasks so you can forget about the details and stay organized and productive. I’m a hard worker with an eye for detail and I’m committed to deliver before deadlines. I look forward to working with you!

    $20.00 /hr
    253 hours
    5.00
  9. Rachel Meldrum

    Rachel Meldrum

    Experienced Proofreader, Legal Writer, English Teacher

    United Kingdom - Last active: 10 hours ago - 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
    82 hours
    5.00