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  1. Binod Singh

    Binod Singh Agency Contractor

    Patent Search & Drafting / Trademark / FTO / PCT

    India - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Patent & Trademark expert with extensive knowledge and expertise in IP matters. Expert in Novelty/Invalidation/ FTO/Product clearance/ Market &Business research/ IP Mapping /Competitive analysis/trademark research and other analytical services. Also expertise - Provisional & Non-provisional(Complete) Patent drafting and Office Action responses (Non-final and Final responses). Can easily handle IP tasks covering USPTO, Canadian ,Australian, European, UK patent offices as well as PCT patents Domain expertises- Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals , Medical Device, rDNA Technology. Chemical Mechanical Electronics,Nanotechnology,Physics, Semiconductor Software and Internet Technology Mobile and Wireless Technology

    Associated with: KNOURA Technology Services

    $25.00 /hr
    1,066 hours
    4.91
  2. Sharon R.

    Sharon R. Agency Contractor

    Writer: Blogs, web content, Editor, Social Media, enewsletters, law ex

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    As a former journalist and freelance writer, I have gained a wide range of skills and experience in many areas of writing and editing. I have a long list of writing projects, which includes blogs, online news and feature articles, online news releases, website content development, editing, enewsletters, proofreading, keyword research, social media, script writing and speech writing. As a reporter first, and then editor of the Arkansas Sun, a countywide newspaper, I reported on everything from the plight of rice farmers to the goings-on at the County Courthouse. Some other past writing experience includes a screenplay that was produced, a monthly print magazine on state volunteerism for the Arkansas Governor's Office, and speech writing and new law summaries for the Arkansas Senate, as their Legislative Information Officer. As Assistant Director of the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities, I helped develop programs at a grass roots level to bring culture, history and education to adults and children in the state. In addition to my other jobs, I worked with a personal injury attorney for 15 years, negotiating settlements with insurance companies and arbitrators, preparing legal documents, and helping represent the law firm’s clientele. I continue to consult with two law firms concerning their online presence including social media development, online and offline press releases, enewsletters, and blog writing. My passions are elder care, the Arkansas Food Bank, cooking, and organic gardening. I am efficient, organized and dependable. I know that I would be an asset to any business willing to work with me.

    Associated with: UPDIVISION CODE

    $50.00 /hr
    534 hours
    4.98
  3. Sheena A.

    Sheena A. Agency Contractor

    Lawyer, Pro Se Litigation Support, (EU, AU, NZ) Academic Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

    Over the last five years, I worked as a paralegal in several law offices. As a former paralegal, I am trained to do research and write pleadings to be filed in court. I have developed my own style of legal writing but I can also fairly adopt to the format of pleadings in other jurisdictions. Also, I am well trained to do research on legal matters, draft contracts and other legal documents. I am also well equipped with competent skills on writing legal articles on blogs and websites. Since 2010, I have been working as a freelance paralegal for several US lawyers, firms and pro se litigants. I have ample experience in US laws, documentation support, litigation processes, contracts and others. I have vast experience on academic writing on EU, NZ and AU law. I write thesis, reports and white papers on law related subjects. At present, I am practicing law in the Philippines and works as an associate in a law office. As a lawyer, I am well versed with legal knowledge on the following topics: civil law, taxation and business law, contracts, litigation support, legal transcription, etc. My goal is to provide the best online legal service to my clients.

    Associated with: Excelflex Business Solutions, Ltd.

    $25.00 /hr
    467 hours
    4.86
  4. Rochelle Baron

    Rochelle Baron Agency Contractor

    Legal Assistant, Real Estate Paralegal, Administrative Assistant

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    I have over 20 years experience as a legal assistant, specializing in various aspects of commercial and residential real estate. My experience ranges from property title research and analysis, document preparation and closing and settlement preparation and disbursement. I also have experience with probate and corporate document preparation. I enjoy using my experience to work in a virtual setting, providing legal research and document services for a variety of companies.

    Associated with: Universal Hardwood Flooring, Inc. Agency

    $22.00 /hr
    2,002 hours
    5.00
  5. ALVIE ALVARO

    ALVIE ALVARO Agency Contractor

    Int'l Legal Researcher & Writer, Technical Writer, Editor&Proofreader

    Philippines - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 5

    BACHELOR OF LAW DEGREE HOLDER - Ten (10) years of experience in legal research, legal writing, legal opinion writing and counselling. In-depth understanding in Criminal Law, Civil, Commercial, Taxation, Constitutional Law in Philippines, International Law and all foreign Countries' law. BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJOR IN ENGLISH GRADUATE - a consistent Annual Awardee for four (4) consecutive years in college, fluent in English, well-versed in Technical Writing, Fictional Writing, Article writing and News writing. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF (EIC) - an editor in chief of our schoolpapers, supervised all the associates and individual article writers ( feature writers, news writers, sports writers, etc.) Excellent Proofreader and Editor. FAST TRANSCRIPTIONIST - uses expressed scribes, with 98 % and up accuracy, very diligent.

    Associated with: Fast Transcriptionist, Legal Researchers

    $27.78 /hr
    44 hours
    4.67
  6. Chad R.

    Chad R. Agency Contractor

    Writer, Editor, Paralegal, Ebook Expert, Typesetter

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    I am an independent paralegal with 9 years experience assisting in immigration related cases--mostly defense of deportation. I am directly responsible for successful outcomes in almost 30 cases in the last 3 years. I have consulted on a number of high profile immigration cases, and I've provided input on cases that had positive outcomes in the United States Supreme Court. My writing experience includes drafting all manner of legal pleadings: complaints, appeal briefs, agreements, and various other routine legal documents. Briefs I’ve written have led to successful outcomes before the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and various US Courts of Appeal. I’ve celebrated with quite a few clients upon their release from immigration detention centers across the country. That’s my favorite part of my day-job. The pure joy my clients express after time in confinement makes the hot coals I have to walk over to carry water for them more than worth it. EDITING I am the editor-in-chief in my office. Nothing goes out without my approval. Long ago, my colleagues noted that they were more successful when I edit and proofread their copy. Paragraphs flowed more freely, sentences and ideas were more concise, and thus they benefited from greater clarity. I am also an efficient proofreader. I'll catch it! You may not appreciate my bluntness, but you'll certainly appreciate that your error didn't juke you and escape into the wild--leaving you to deal with the resulting misunderstanding. I have multiple 5 star reviews for proofreading and editing from particularly demanding clients. WRITING Last year a client’s sister asked me to help her write a research paper. Although writing is technically what I do for a living, it doesn’t feel like that at all at my day job. This more creative writing re-sparked my passion for writing, and I’ve since ghostwritten a number of academic and creative writing pieces. I’m looking to continue developing as a writer. Structured or free-form, whether you desire something extemporaneous or persuasive, I am sure I am conversant and capable. I'm also fluent in most citation styles and formats. I have a little blue book for ones that escape me. DESKTOP PUBLISHING Finally, I am an eBook formatting expert. I'll optimize your content for flawless presentation to all the major vendors, as well as assist you publish on their bookstores. This includes: Apple Store, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CreateSpace, Google Books, Kobo, Smashwords. I'll provide you with the respective format for each store and I'll ensure your e-book is optimally formatted for Kindle, epub for Android, Apple's i-Ecosystem, Nooks, Sony/Kobo devices and other e-readers. I convert and optimize for any format: PDF; AZW; MOBI; EPUB2; EPUB3. I have a catalog of over 5000 books, and I estimate I have about 2000 hours formatting, polishing, and filing my collection. Buying an ebook on Amazon doesn’t mean the ebook will be free from formatting errors. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to edit an ebook that refers to Jack Reacher as Jack Readier, and tells me how he ejected the "elip" from his "Clock .40". I keep abreast of the latest developments in ebook formatting. Like I said, I’m an enthusiast and I want the best for my catalog. I have the enthusiast’s obsession for perfecting and polishing in addition to the professional’s dedication to seeing the project successfully completed. Your project will benefit from my continuing obsession. I follow modern design trends, concepts, and best practices. I EVEN DO THE NEW POPUP FOOTNOTES. Word to the wise I have no truck with fixed layout, and you shouldn’t either. If you’re looking for a fixed layout epub in most (not all, but most) cases you are much, much better off going with a PDF. It is next to impossible to control what your readers will do with your EPUB once they’ve installed it on their device. The proliferation of readers, and devices makes it impossible to control the book once it’s out in the wild, and any negative association—even if completely the reader’s fault—will reflect negatively on you the author. Unless you have a niche scientific audience, (or you have a burning desire to deal with negative comments on your website and the resultant loss of sales) you will be much, much, much better off formatting your EPUB to account for all the charts and eschewing fixed format EPUBs altogether. No less an authority than the International Digital Publishing Forum backs me up on this. I now offer unique, expertly designed ebook covers. I hired an assistant who specializes in that sort of thing. Writing Nights. Facimus quod oportet fieri. We don't fail, we don't miss. You request. We deliver. Crusading against failure, plagiarism, missed deadlines . . .chasing the light I divide my time between Texas, and a tropical island in the Caribbean. I’m not a big fan of winter.

    Associated with: Writing Nights

    $25.00 /hr
    263 hours
    4.97
  7. Petya Petkova

    Petya Petkova Agency Contractor

    5 y experience in Legal assistance,Consultant,Data entry professional

    Bulgaria - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    I have worked mostly as an administrative and legal assistant for over 5 years and my objective is to provide accurate, precise and dependable legal research, document writing and editing, and general support in a wide variety of legal and many other areas. My expertise is in administrative support, scheduling and planning. I have solid experience in preparing and translating contracts, letters of attorney and other documents in English and Russian. I am extremely conscious of deadlines. I form excellent relationships with clients and they can always rely on me to be there when they need assistance. Loyalty and confidentiality are guaranteed.

    Associated with: ODESK LEGAL SERVICES

    $12.00 /hr
    20 hours
    5.00
  8. Derek Hawkins

    Derek Hawkins Agency Contractor

    Business Attorney/Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 11

    Derek is the founder of Hawkins Law Offices, LLC. He began his legal career as an investigative intern for the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, NY. His practice is focused on providing counsel for start-ups, small business owners and entrepreneurs. His firm offers the following services: contract drafting and review, real estate transactions, business formation, and general business counsel. Derek's academic studies focused on business law and intellectual property. His published work can be found in Marquette's prestigious intellectual property law journal. Derek's practice has one goal, and that is to empower individuals who want to create and sustain successful businesses. One of Derek's passion's is writing, and in his spare time he writes blogs for several online companies touching on topics of business, finance, entrepreneurship, and legal matters.

    Associated with: Hawkins Law Offices, LLC

    $150.00 /hr
    341 hours
    4.99
  9. Laurel K.

    Laurel K.

    Professional Editor, Published Writer; FAST, efficient and reliable

    United States - Last active: 12/15/2014 - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    More than 20 years of professional experience in writing, editing, and proofreading! I am a PUBLISHED writer of hundreds of articles, websites, short stories, and books. Recent written work includes lengthy academic writing (APA, Harvard, MLA, ACS), historical research, how-to book, legal articles, and fiction in numerous genres. As a meticulous, disciplined professional, I will quickly and accurately provide you with expertise in proofreading, editing, creative writing, technical writing, copywriting, and research. With a BA in English you can be assured I have advanced skills in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and complex linguistic structure. If you want expertise, speed, and quality in a writer, look no more!

    $35.56 /hr
    177 hours
    4.94
  10. Hristo Ognyanov Velikov

    Hristo Ognyanov Velikov

    Translator, Interpreter and Proofreader

    Spain - Last active: 11/16/2014 - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 3

    I have a Bachelor Degree in Translation and Interpreting, issued by the Complutense University of Madrid, where I majored Specialized Translation. I am fluent in Bulgarian, Spanish and English. The other two languages I can communicate in are German and Russian. My main areas of expertise are technical and commercial translation, simultaneous and consecutive interpreting, legal translation, drafting and proofreading, economic and financial translation, creative writing and translation of websites. I am looking forward to keep improving my skills, build a solid professional background as freelance translator and help my clients achieve their goals. If you need a quick and accurate translation into one of the aforementioned languages, you have arrived to the right place. Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn® in order to schedule an appointment, discuss a translation project or request a quote. I am a highly motivated, hard-working, organized, meticulous and resourceful translator. Some of my best traits are responsibility, reliability, perseverance and dedication to what I do. My three language pairs are Bulgarian - Spanish, English - Bulgarian, Spanish - English and vice versa. I can manage time, resources and tasks carefully, keep good communication with clients and provide true and accurate translations in a timely manner. Some of the areas I have specialized myself are: - Legal, financial, technical and commercial translation - Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting - Editing and proofreading My translation services include: - Legal and Administrative translation - Economic and business translation - Technical and commercial translation - Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting - Transcription and subtitling - Transcreation - Proofreading - Creative writing I always strive to provide the best service to my clients and help them achieve their goals. If you want to hire me or if you are just interested in what I do and how can I help you with a particular project, feel free to send me a message and I will be happy to reply or even schedule a call or a meeting. I look forward to it. You could have a look at my LinkedIn profile for further information regarding my experience, education, interests and achievements. Just open the following link: es.linkedin.com/in/hristoognyanovvelikov/ Thank you in advance for your interest and for taking the time to read this service description to the end. I appreciate it. Have a great day!

    $16.00 /hr
    332 hours
    5.00