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3 years in business
15 hires on Thumbtack
I'm very happy with the service I received from Karen at River City Writing. She was always professional and was flexible with my schedule. She helped me to prepare for a medical school interview. Last year I interviewed at the same school and my interview performance was not good despite my best efforts to prepare. This year, with Karen's help, I was able to successfully get through my interview! And what's even better is that I got accepted into this medical school! Not only did Karen have some background in the medical field that was very useful, she always brought additional information to help me such as articles she had read. When we went over interview answers and mock interviews she was honest and provided constructive criticism that I really needed and that had not been given to me by other people who had mock interviewed me. Overall I had a great experience. Her services are very affordable and I would highly recommend her.Feb 25, 2017Verified
While I just met with Karen once, I was quite impressed by her insightfulness, professionalism, and warmth. I look forward to working with her in the future.Oct 14, 2016Verified
Karen did a good job with my resume. It was ready in a couple of days and she was able to show all my skills and ability in a great light. I was very satisfiedJun 29, 2016Verified
Karen was extremely helpful and she did research just to learn more about my husbands career path. Very affordable! Thank you again!!Jun 23, 2016Verified
Karen is very professional and courteous . Her work is amazing and completed in a timely manner. I would recommend her to all family and friendsMay 19, 2016Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I usually charge by the hour. If the number of hours on a project is extensive, instead of an hourly rate I charge a fixed fee. This fee is based on my estimate of the amount of time required to complete the project. My pricing is reasonable and can be tailored to meet customers' budgets.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Many of my clients are seeking career help--writing resumes and cover letters, and preparing for related interviews. I enjoy getting to know these new customers by asking them, "Where do you see yourself in five years?" This begins a conversation about their life goals within the context of their career goals. I also ask them to send me a copy of their current resume so that I can begin to get familiar with their work history prior to our discussion about the "next job" and how it relates to their career development.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a writer and a coach. Building on a successful career in public policy and executive management, I now enjoy a more personal approach to writing--helping clients transform their careers, businesses, and lives. A list of my publications is available on my website, rivercitywriting.com. You'll see that my writing has changed from a focus on public policy issues to other types of documents--resumes and cover letters, educational publications, websites, and video scripts. I have learned to write based on experience and productive collaborations with a variety of editors.