EMPLOYER ENDORSED ON GURU'S WEBSITE - PRO # 797722
Services available (details below):
* Word Processing
* Virtual Assistant - secretarial/administrative assistant services
* File converstion - Word, Excel, Access, PDF, HTML, and more
* Formatting and cleanup
* Data Entry
I have an Associate of Applied Science degree as a paralegal and own a freelance paralegal business. I also do a great deal of transcription in all industries. I have worked in the law field snce 1995 and as an administrative assistant for 5 years prior to that. I only advertise skills I have experience with, and am very good at the skills I do list!
I have worked extensively with all programs contained in the Microsoft Office suite - Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, FrontPage, and Outlook and I am quite skilled in each one. I adapt easily to other software programs that have similar functions.
I am also very experienced with Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader and other PDF programs, Quickbooks and Quicken, and others too numerous to list.
I love to write and have performed a great deal of writing, editing, and proofreading during my career and personally. I have frequently created legal documents based on deposition transcripts, interviews with clients or witnesses, research, and other sources. I have also edited attorney communications to make them grammatically correct and to make them flow more smoothly. I am a natural proofreader and always spot errors in advertising, menus, the internet, etc.
I have been blessed with a natural gift for punctuation, grammar, and spelling and have a very strong command of the English language.
Samples of editing and writing are available upon request.
FILE CONVERSION AND DATA MANIPULATION
I am very skilled at taking hard copies of documents, both numbers and words, and converting them into data and documents to work with in Excel, Word, and Access, as well as taking documents from one software application and converting them to another software's format. I can take documents into or out of PDF format.
My creativity and ability to "think outside the box" makes it very easy for me to take a task which looks complex and get it done quickly.
FORMATTING AND CLEAN UP
I am quite the guru when it comes to Microsoft Word. Give me your formatting problems: bullets, outlines, indents, tabs, page numbering, etc., and I'll fix it. I will also set up your table of contents or table of authorities. I will perform complex mail merges.
I'll even teach YOU how to do everything I've done. I can either write out the instructions, or we can do an online "lesson" where we walk through it together.
My typing speed is approximately 85-90 words per minute and I earned a Brainbench Master Certification in Typing Speed and Accuracy. My Brainbench transcript is publicly viewable.
I have transcribed taped telephone conversations, interviews, seminars, court hearings, and more. I am very experienced in filtering out "background noise" and clarifying what has been said using the context of the dictation. I pride myself on listening to difficult spots over and over again until I can decipher the dictation. I place a great deal of importance on attention to detail and accuracy.
I have a USB foot pedal and headphones; standard size cassette transcriber; and microcassette size transcriber.
I am very proficient using both Quicken and Quickbooks. The last attorney I worked for in a traditional law firm setting was a sole practitioner. I did all of his payroll, bookkeeping, and accounting using Quickbooks, and prepared his quarterly payroll taxes. I use Quickbooks for my business accounting and Quicken for my personal accounting.
MARKETING AND WEB DESIGN
I was in charge of all of the advertising and marketing at the last law firm I worked at full time. I created the advertisements for the newspaper and phone books, created the website, and created the direct mail campaign.
I also created a very extensive website for my freelance paralegal business. I also recently began a new website using Google's Adsense as well as other affiliate programs in order to generate income.
My finished product will meet any specifications you set forth and will be very closely proofread. Working with attorneys, I am accustomed to producing documents as close to perfect as possible that must meet strict criteria.
My home office is complete with the following equipment: DSL internet connection, state of the art AMD Sempron 3400+ computer; HP LaserJet 3200 all-in-one laser printer, fax, and scanner; HP DeskJet 4100 color inkjet printer; 5 MP digital camera; and phone with unlimited long distance.
TURNAROUND AND AVAILABILITY
I work primarily from home although I do perform some work in attorney offices. I have a VERY effective prioritizing system in place. If I have a deadline I have no problem whatsoever staying up till the wee hours of the night to get it done and catching up on sleep the next day. Being reliable and dependable is VERY important to me. Working weekends is also not a problem. I do not charge more for late hours or weekend work. Your project will be on time.
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