Cynthia Matishek

Freelance Word Processing Freelancer & Virtual Assistant

Location:Groton, Connecticut, United States
2 Skills
10 Old Mamaroneck Road, 2D, White Plains, NY 10605 | Telephone (914) 843-2356 | Email:

Relevant Qualifications:
Over 20 years experience as word processor in a professional law firm supporting attorneys across multiple practices; (including Trusts and Estates, litigation, trademark, real estate, and corporate law). Ability to multi-task and effectively meet the challenge of competing priorities; easily adapts as workflow dictates and exhibit high level of professionalism and team spirit
Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Outlook; working knowledge of MS PowerPoint and Excel; proficient in complex numbering schemes; styles and advanced formatting; mail merge, tables of contents and authority, proofreading; strong interpersonal skills; Filesite, Worksite, iManage, Legal MacPac, Deltaview, InterAction, DTE, Line draw, Adobe Pro, and Photoshop (basic), PeopleSoft

9/10 to Shipman & Goodwin LLP , Stamford, CT
Present: Legal Word Processor/Document Specialist

Create, revise and proofread complex legal documents through direct input, scanner or electronic media adhering to Firm standards. Scan pdf documents, convert to Word and apply formatting with styles. Transcribe dictation. Input Attorney time. Handle voluminous printing jobs. Effectively coordinate and communicate with other admin staff and Office Manager regarding workflow and relevant issues; provide backup support in secretaries’ absence.

10/09 to 7/10 LawDocsXpress
Part-time Legal Transcriber

8/10 to 3/11 Westchester Community College (Valhalla) - Purchasing Department
Administrative Assistant (part-time)

Provided a full range of administrative assistance, supporting the purchasing department. Performed research of vendor prices, handled receipt of bids from various vendors, prepared contracts and created reports from collected data. Managed telephone calls and routed inquiries to appropriate staff; set up and maintained vendor files; sorted and distributed incoming mail.

10/04 to 2/09 Day Pitney LLP, Stamford, CT
Legal Word Processor

Created, revised and formatted complex legal documents adhering to Firm guidelines; maintained an accurate work log of daily workflow and recorded time worked on each document; converted pdf documents into Word and applied advanced formatting as required. Worked on digital transcriptions. Trouble-shoot and resolve issues with problematic Word documents. Worked with Probates, Execution Summaries and coordinated with Attorneys the Summer Associates work products and evaluations. Maintained and updated attorney bios. Was part of the Social Committee Group responsible for organizing social gatherings for the Firm.

5/04 to 9/04 Various Temporary Agencies

11/03 to 5/04 Marden, Harrison & Krueter Accounting Firm, White Plains, NY
Temporary Work - Word Processor

4/89 to 10/03 Phillips Nizer LLP, New York, NY
Word Processing Specialist

Responsibilities included word processing and software support to over 100 attorneys, paralegals and secretaries. Did extensive formation, editing and proofreading of legal documents utilizing columns, tables, graphics, automatic paragraph numbering (softwise), merge, sort and macros; created statistical charts. Experienced in litigation, trusts and estates, corporate, trademark, real estate and Matrimonial law. Worked on transcriptions.

2/88 to 4/89 Levin & Weissman, New York, NY
Legal Word Processor

10/87 to 1/88 GCI Temporary Service Inc., New York, NY

2/80 to 9/86 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company - Real Estate Division, New York, NY
Administrative Supervisor