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  • 20 years in business
  • 684 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John E.
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Rebecca responded immediately to my posting for helping me with my Resume Writing. She was personable,professional, and proactive. Her creativity and New Ideas helped make for an outstanding experience. I would highly recommend her outstanding Level of Customer Service!! & Yes I did Receive my Dream Job as a Result!

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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
Heather G.
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Great experience. I am very happy that I chose Lisa. She took a lot of time to get to know me before writing my resume. She did an excellent job on the resume, cover letter, and gave fantastic advice!

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Strategic Transformations
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen Y.
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So far things are going well. Rita asked me many questions and is in the preliminary stages of writing a resume draft.

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Textrous Editing
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
MG B.
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Working with Sangeeta was a dream come true! Throughout the entire week or so that we revised and edited my senior thesis, she was almost always available, present, committed, and encouraging. I had no idea how genuinely engaged she would be when she offered to assist me. Finishing the project was stressful. I am a perfectionist. But my worries were reduced because of her. I cannot say how many times she wrote and responded to my Thumbtack messages and emails, reviewing 30,000 words more than once. I highly recommend Sangeeta, and, if you have questions, write her. I am sure that her way of going above and beyond will show in her response. Good luck with your project! :)

  • 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
Rachel S.
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Anish tutored me for the GRE, he was very helpful informative and incredibly patient.

  • 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
Catalina T.
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I appreciate his attention to detail. He is informative and offers insight as to why he is making certain edits to aid in my growth and development as a writer. He provides constructive criticism when necessary while preserving my autonomy. He has been a valuable asset to my research writing. Noteworthy: Julian is not trained in scientific writing and has provided me with the most meaningful edits when compared to those who are trained in the field. The sign of a truly extraordinary editor. Highly recommend.

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
CJ M.
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She is great at her experience and is very resourceful at the work she provides. Would use her service support again in the near future.

  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Joshua A.
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My savior in the world of resume writing and career marketing! I've been CEO and co-founder of a successful e-commerce business and run my own consultancy for the last ten years. As such, it's been a loooong time since I've written a resume or needed one. I am now making a career pivot and am applying for positions abroad. I was in overwhelm, with the classic entrepreneur's rant, "unemployed and unemployable, that's why I have my own company." I wasn't impressed with the quality of the numerous resume writers I was finding versus the fees they were charging. My pain point was, how do I find somebody to extract all the varied and valuable skills, initiatives and accomplishments I've had the last ten years of running my own businesses? Luckily, I found Brian. His process is very in-depth, consisting of a two hour onboarding interview, a follow-up revision session, and as many drafts and edits of your resume as needed until I was happy. I also had him re-create my LinkedIn profile. The end product is exactly what I wanted and needed and I'm so glad that I chose him to do the work. His rates are very, very reasonable, quite a bit less than others I'd found, and the quality of the work, extraordinary. Plus he's a world-traveler, author and musician, so the side conversations are great as well. Highest recommendation! Thanks, Brian.

WriteStuff Ink
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Glenn M.
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I have been writing for many years and have worked with Jim on a number of projects. I continue to be amazed at how quickly he is able to flush out the most important aspects of the writing so that the message is clear, concise and impactful. His explanations for his rationale for editing changes provide assistance in improving my skills. As an added benefit, he is personable and witty, which helps lighten the burden and tedium of the revision and editing process. Jim is an integral member of the team of freelancers with whom I work. He provides a unique and invaluable perspective and his skills and temperament meshes well with those of other team members. I am appreciative of his assistance and have no hesitation recommending Jim.

  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike G.
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In a very short time Francesca helped our daughter improve her spelling and made her very confident in her writing. I highly recommend Cesca!

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

Raquel Zepeda
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leigh F.
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Ms. Zepeda has been tutoring my homeschooled 4th grade son in Spanish. He is very bright but new to the language, and really needed a sharp, encouraging, supportive instructor to help him along. Raquel has been such a wonderful blessing. Warm, patient, intelligent, dependable, and professional--she's been fantastic for our child. He is learning a lot and is excited about the process, due in no small amount to her fun and savvy guidance. He really looks forward to lessons with her! I would highly recommend you see if she is a match for your family, as well.

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.

  • 6 years in business
About

I am a certified resume writing and LinkedIn profile creation professional. I specialize in rebuilding personal brand & keyword marketing. I have a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and currently work for a major company as a Career Advisor. I have several years experience writing resumes and LI profiles.

  • 5 years in business
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I write stories and take digital photos about alternative and punk music and pop bands, and I send them to Spin Magazine.

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