A Consultant is someone brought in for a limited time to solve one or more specific problems. This can be done under a contract for a specific problem or on a longer term contract for ongoing needs related to a specific problem.
The term consultant is often used interchangeably with the terms independent contractor, freelancer, and vendor.
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