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Sarah S.

Sarah S.

Legal research, Article writing

United States - 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.

72% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
3 hours

Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Legal Research and Writing

United States

I am excellent at researching information needed for cases. I am proficient in Westlaw, Bloomberg, and Lexis, JSTOR, HeinOnline and free resources; Google Scholar, FDsys,, Cornell Law, Justia, among others. I have completed pro bono work for the National Clearinghouse for Science Technology and the Law (NCSTL); I found new cases for the database and wrote case descriptions including search terms to be used along with a free site that the case can be found. I have also completed Research and Writing I & II; I wrote a Memorandum and an Appellate Brief. I really enjoy researching and writing.

$12.00 /hr
27 hours

Jonathan S.

Jonathan S.

Licensed Attorney - Legal Research & Writing

Malawi - Tests: 1

I have a history of working under pressure, so my clients can expect a professional experience with plenty of communication and no hassle. Currently an expat living abroad, which means I have all the time needed to focus on your project. My goal is providing reasonable cost for extraordinary product. In my time as a freelance attorney, I have successfully completed research and writing projects encompassing trusts, bankruptcy, contracts, general civil issues and both state and federal criminal law. I have also written original content for criminal defense websites, and written terms of use, privacy policy, and non-disclosure agreements for emerging websites and businesses. Full time subscription to Lexis Advance as well as Lexis National Forms.

96% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
53 hours

Margie B.

Margie B.

Contract specialist


With over 15 years experience working in government and commercial contracting both in Australia and internationally, I offer: - A focus on preparing, negotiating and reviewing contractual and other documents - Extensive experience in advising of contractual rights and obligations, compiling and analysing proposals, agreements, and contract performance data - Demonstrated ability to establish and review contracting templates to form basis of future arrangements - Strong communication skills and reliability.

$50.00 /hr
0 hours

Emerson Cruz

Emerson Cruz

Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

El Salvador - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

100% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
1,489 hours

Benjamin Hasanagić

Benjamin Hasanagić

Data Entry Professional and Professional Transcriptionist

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Tests: 3

Thank you for visiting my profile. I am currently completing my bachelor's degree in Law at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As an accomplished student I had an opportunity to work in both non-profit and private sector. I have one year of experience in coordinating the Association of High school Students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. My responsibilities included project coordination, organization of humanitarian events and communication with the respective donors. The work experience in the non-profit sector prove my best quality is being a team player. I am reliable and organized person always ready to meet the necessary requirements. I have studied English for many years; therefore, my speaking and writing skills in English language are on advanced level. I have knowledge of MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel and Adobe Photoshop. As data entry professional and transcriptionist I would make sure to efficiently communicate with any client, including both companies and individuals. I am a highly organized individual, and my skills include management, critical thinking and technical skills. Lastly, I am a very responsive and reliable person always motivated to provide the best results. Sincerely, Benjamin Hasanagic

$3.00 /hr
40 hours

Karina Khusainova

Karina Khusainova

Translator / Lawyer

Ukraine - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a young lawyer. I have experience in translating documents from English, German into Russian, Ukrainian and vice versa, from Bulgarian into Russian, Ukrainian, English. One of the main values I use in my life and work is Striving for Excellence.

$6.00 /hr
3 hours

Rachel Meldrum

Rachel Meldrum

Legal and Academic Proofreading Specialist

United Kingdom - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

I am a 26 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

95% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
90 hours