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  • 20 years in business
  • 685 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie S.
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Excellent writing style and very quick to get the job done. Thanks for a job well done!

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Lisa Franklin, Career Coach
5.0
from 62 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamara P.
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Lisa is an extraordinary career coach and resume writer. Due to a career change, I needed assistance re-writing and re-focusing my resume. Lisa was extremely helpful; she asked well-thought out questions which helped me to clarify where I wanted to go and what I wanted to highlight as part of my resume. She truly helped me to re-brand myself. Lisa is highly professional, personable and easy to work and communicate with. She took all my input and produced a wonderfully written and designed resume that will help me embark on my new career path. Her turn-around time was amazing, too. Within two days of contacting her, I had a brand-new resume in hand! I highly recommend Lisa's services to anyone who is in need of a career coach!!

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Strategic Transformations
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John M.
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Rita was so easy to work with! Her help and insight made this experience worth it. She transformed my resume, helped with writing cover letters, and coached me a long the way. I also liked how accessible she was if I needed anything. I loved working with her. Would definitely use her again the in future.

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
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Sangeeta was very responsive. I am pleased with the level of editing she provided. She asked questions regarding my dissertation which made me think and rewrite as needed.

  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I found Dr. Beth via Thumbtack and she has been an invaluable source of advice and writing support. She helped me revise my resume, as well as helped with interview coaching. Dr. Beth brings professionalism and a high level of experience to assist job seekers. I highly recommend her!

Tony Shavers III
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Shelby W.
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I’ve always had a fear of stepping out on my creative journey due to the thought of failure; working with Tony helped me get over that. Now I’m in the beginning stages of writing my first poetry book and starting up a jewelry business. I would have never been able to do that without Tony’s support.

  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
PW T.
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Anish was excellent at walking through some of the tougher GRE concepts with me, ensuring I was prepared for all of the different types of questions on the exam. I am much more comfortable and confident in tackling the material after working with him.

  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Adnan T.
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He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He keeps his lesson effective, engaging and fun. Our kids are able to stay focus and overcome their fear of writing. We definitely plan to keep working with Tim

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick J.
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Julian is a thorough editor with a keen eye for detail. He has edited everything from essays to manuscripts for me and has taken my work from good to great. He is proficient at syntactical and grammatical feedback, but he has offered developmental and global insights on my work that ultimately made it publishable. I am always recommending Julian and his writing services to my friends, and I will continue to use Julian for all my writing projects in the future.

Dilithium Consulting
3.5
from 15 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia S.
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Steve's rework of my resume, and the cover letters that he provided, are excellent. His turnaround was fast. He was helpful with additional tips on how to approach today's job market. Thank you Steve!

Black Dot Writing, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Doug R.
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Kate is an incredibly talented editor. She's fast, friendly and catches all those little annoying mistakes that otherwise would slip through the cracks. I highly recommend Kate and Black Dot Writing!

A. Morten
4.4
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Toni L.
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Consistent and positive work ethic, and customer service.

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Tressa O.
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I've been CEO of my late husband's SaaS business for the last ten years. As such, it's been a long time since I've written a resume. I was in total chaos selling my business and looking for a new career. Brian, helped me layout all the responsibilities and positions that I preformed during my tenure at the software company along with my own 20 years in the hospitality industry. Brian was great to work. He is warm and well versed in career coaching, resume writing and helpful hints on interviewing. His process consisting of a two hour interview, a follow-up review session, and as many drafts and edits as needed. I also had him re-create my LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and recommended resources for successful interviews. The end product was excellent and concise. His rates are reasonable,. He is a talented man with a wealth of experience. I recommend him. I've already gotten two interviews in one week.

Metacognition Press
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jane F.
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Don has edited several chapters of a novel I am writing. He is meticulous, accurate, insightful, and open-minded.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ara G.
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Francesca is extremely patient and very good with kids. She engaged my very hyper active son and has been a huge part of getting him ready for first grade reading and comprehension. She was always on time, always upbeat and he enjoyed his summer lessons a great deal. I highly recommend her.

Creative Designs
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ed M.
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Evelyn didn’t just write my resume. She helped me understand what someone reading my resume who didn’t know me would want to see, and what wasn’t necessary to put in. She got me to rethink how I viewed myself and my contributions at work. I am also glad I went with someone local rather than some big resume place because it was more personal and she took the time to get to know me as a person, even though we did everything online and on the phone. I got the job, and the person interviewing me even complemented me on my resume. I’ve recommended her to others and will continue to do so

Videos With Wendy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

I create fun and engaging videos for you to advertise your business.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
ANN C.
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Great! Excellent communication, bright and quick.

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Fast turnaround while being detail-oriented and thorough

Light & Write

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    Business Writing Correspondences, Resume Preparation, translation from Tagalog to English, Business Letter or Cover letter

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    Writer, editor, and project manager with over 12 years of publishing experience. Services include web copywriting, proofreading, developmental editing, and project management.

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