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  • 5 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Kurt L.

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I was very nervous to begin this process and struggled with the first step of asking for help regarding my career. I’m so glad I began these steps and Sandra helped make my resume restructuring an enjoyable and informative opportunity. She was incredibly patient and professional and even took the time to meet with me for over an hour to get to know me, helping her craft my resume more effectively. I would recommend her to anyone and will use her again if I need any more writing help.

Mark A.

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Sandy has done a terrific job. She is an excellent writer, but, more than that, she takes the time to figure out exactly what your goals are, and then tailors her writing to be in line with those goals. She is also prompt, dependable, and charges extremely reasonable fees. I highly recommend Sandy for your writing needs!

Micah G.

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Willing to work with me, on my busy schedule. She understands that I hired her b/c Resume writing is NOT my forte, I felt the experience to be quick, comfortable, and informative. Typically resume writing makes me self conscious...this definitely was not the case.

  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cary, IL

Miriam I.

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Linda helped me to get the professional photos I need, by coming to my home and spending an hour setting up several different scenarios. She provided great suggestions and professional expertise - the results were exactly what I hoped for - she exceeded all of my expectations. I enjoyed her collaborative approach and encouragement during the shoot. She made it easy for me to do my part as the subject - a new role for me. Would highly recommend anyone who need an experienced photographer to call Linda.

Kaitlyn K.

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My experience with Linda was amazing, I couldn't have asked for a more experienced, friendly, comfortable photographer. I would highly recommend Linda for any type of photo shoot needs. I had a great time and experience thanks to her.

Karen F.

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Linda's work is above the rest! You won't find a multi talented photographer, writer, and graphic artist all-in-one like Linda. Once you let Linda do her thing, you will see your business grow like never before.

  • Chicago, IL

Sam M.

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Our team hired mike after an impressive interview, and after thorough review of his outstanding work portfolio. During his time with us, his dependability, consistency and impeccable attention to detail in conjunction with the ability to manage a team of other freelance writers allowed him to progress from a freelance writer to Editor In Chief. He also held the title of Team Manager, and his team consistently achieved and exceeded weekly and monthly goals. As Mike's project was concluded, our administrative staff have saved his contact information because he will surely be contacted when his expertise is required in the future. It is without any hesitation that I recommend this outstanding individual.

Andrew K.

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Mike worked for me for approx a year(??) as a freelance writer for many mobile app projects. Mike has an ability to produce quality writing quickly and effectively....and almost always hilarious. The work I had Mike working on dried up but.....he would be the first person I'd contact if I ever needed copy writing again!!! I'd give 8 stars if there was room!

Amar R.

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Mike was the Editor-in-Chief and Team manager for our website/blog Mostbest.com. He is a creative thinker and a quality writer. He also managed a team of six writers. His work ethic was exceptional. His managerial skills were great and he had a good rapport among all the team members. He was our go-to-person for any kind of task.

  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 26 min
  • Chicago, IL

Karen B.

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Laura is extremely smart, gifted and talented. From the moment we met, I could tell she was that rare individual, who has that special quality and talent to bring out the best in people. She has a keen perception of people and situations. An award winning journalist, writer, and collaborator, Laua is a professional coach who spent 15 years in Paris inspiring French professionals to overcome their personal and professional challenges, removing blocks toward reaching for the best in themselves. Finding a coach as qualified as Laura with her breadth of experience and personal charisma is impossible. I highly recommend her.

Tim F.

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As a journalist, I knew I needed to communicate more naturally, more confidently in English (my second language.) Laura’s expertise, guidance and patience proved invaluable. One the smartest career decisions I’ve made.

Mr. N.

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Wonderful writer and teacher / coach. Patient, supportive and what a sense of humor. Highest marks.

Notch

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  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Chicago, IL

Thumbtack Customer

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I think all I can say is WOW!!! And THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I GOT THE JOB! Thank you so much. Notch polished up my resume, and wrote me an excellent cover letter that got the recruiter's attention. Thank you so much.

Thumbtack Customer

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The articles you wrote for my website did the trick. Thank you for helping me connect with my audience. They probably I'm some kind of Shakespeare now, but that was all you. Thanks! :)

Sammie B.

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He really understood our mission and wrote us grant letters that actually got results.

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

Melissa S.

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I was frustrated with progress on my dissertation when I was gifted time with a dissertation coach. Stephanie Latkovski was responsive, attentive, insightful, and incredibly helpful. She got me past being stuck and feelings of inadequacy to focusing on the job to be done. Not only did I begin to feel better about myself as a writer, I became more productive. Three years after I graduated with my doctoral degree, my dissertation was published. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with such a great writing coach!

Bianca S.

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Absolutely fantastic! I had a very tight deadline and she delivered EARLY! I was blessed to also find out she was familiar with my field which added to the thoroughness and thoughtfulness of work. A shot in the dark with thumbtack afforded me a great connect and future business for the dissertation coach. You can't go wrong with her experience and highly skilled writing abilities. I am grateful I found her.

Steve F.

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Stephanie is wonderful. I was struggling with my writing and her patience and guidance helped de-mystify the task so I could finish with success. Every writer needs a Stephanie.

Jack B.

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Mike has done a great job editing my work in the past. He has a very critical eye and is good at spotting inconsistencies and making work more concise. My writing was definitely much improved after receiving Mike's input. Having reviewed some of his own work as well, I know that Mike is also a clear, clever, and insightful writer.

Sergey R.

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Job was to write 5 page review. I really liked the final work. Paper was interesting, clean and down to the point.It took him less than a day to write it. I would not think twice to hire him again. Thank you Mike.

Jaime C.

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Mike is an excellent editor. He is incredibly thorough and attentive, and is very skilled at explaining why something isn't working. I would highly recommend his editing services.

  • 34 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Naperville, IL

Donald M. Fitzpatrick D.

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This is the second time I purchased through Thumbtack and the difference is night and day. I cant believe how happy I am that I found A better Resume Service. After scheduling a free consultation, I went in to meet with the writer. he seemed to understand what I wanted and really listened to what I had to say. The first time, I made the mistake of looking for something cheap and fast. What I ended up with was nothing for my money. I learned that low cost means no work done and fast means no time to do it right. I also learned that if you deal with someone outside your state and they don’t respond to your emails or phone calls, you have no way to make it right. The first time I paid up front, then sent my resume in. The next morning it came back a little more pretty. For what I paid, it looked like they spent 20 minutes and spell checked it. Most of what I gave them came back in the same wording. Even though they had a guarantee and lots of reviews, I was so disappointed, I didn't pursue it any more. I never used that resume and it was a waste of money. Beware of anyone who says resumes can be done in 24 hours. On the other hand, when I spent the time with A Better Resume Service, not only did I get a new resume, but it was crafted the way I wanted it. Once the work was done, I sat down again and discussed the changes I wanted. The writer told me what would work in the job market and what wouldn’t so I went with his advice and I am glad I did. When I started using the resume, there was an immediate difference in response, It was almost unreal. Employers called saying that I looked like the most qualified person for the job and that made my interviews go from convincing people to entertaining opportunities. I have one offer, one pending and a couple of interviews coming up. I think I may cancel those interviews and stop accepting new ones. If you want to change your luck, spend a little extra, get your resume done right and you will find that every day when you wake up for work, you will be gad of making the right decision.

Rikki D. Guerra R.

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I am writing because I have used this service several times. I guess that is important because often someone will open a "business" and just vanish with your records. I tried working with a "mobile resume" business and it was like buying goods out of the trunk of a car. I like A Better Resume Service because when I call, someone answers. When I need something done, someone is available. My resume is too important to trust in the hands of a freelancer who has no commitment to my long-term career. I guess it would be even worse if I bought something from out of state. If you want your money's worth and responsibility on the part of your resume writer, make sure you can look them in the eye and shake their hand. I guess that's my two cents worth. I have been very happy with the service and work from A Better Resume Service.

Hazel C.

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I applied for over a dozen jobs in 6 months and received rejection letters one after another. I am a talented, skilled, creative supervisor of a thriving company but looking for a career change. My resume is supposed to sell my skills in a 30 second glance. But it made me sound like I've never accomplished anything in my career. I couldn't "brag" about myself on paper, which made it very difficult to achieve my desired career change. I came back to review my resume and I was amazed! I applied for a new position and I landed a phone interview the same day! I am now on my third interview with the company! Without A Better Resume, I would have never received this opportunity!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Schaumburg, IL

Chris R.

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Arlene has been creating content and writing blogs for my website. She is fantastic. Exactly what our site needed. She's creative, professional and very nice to work with. Highly recommend.

Anthony H.

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Great writer and easy to work with. Arlene also takes the worry away from me when it comes to providing content I have scheduled. It just 'magically' arrive on time. Highly recommended.

Robert O.

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She an awesome women with good advice im sure we'll have a long relationship

  • Evanston, IL

Melody S.

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I've worked with Heidi over several months on jobs that required her writing, editing and videography skills. The writing and videos were for website pages, the editing was for books and also a website. Heidi's performance was terrific in all respects. Her technical skills are highly proficient, her work ethic is outstanding, and her cooperative talents make her the kind of person you want to work with. She can be counted on to take effective initiative and also to work very smoothly on a team. Some of my most productive project meetings were with Heidi! I also want to mention something important but more elusive. The text Heidi created and the text she edited were not cut-and-dried, counting-widgets sort of copy. They didn't need only the right punctuation and grammar, they needed to be done by someone who had the skill to understand what would communicate best with the audience, someone who would ask the right questions and incorporate the answers effectively into the project. Heidi is doing a great job, and I look forward to our continuing work together!

Abby N.

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Heidi is amazing – she is professional, easy to talk to and most of all, she transformed my book into a more interesting and readable format. Her input gave me the confidence to put my story out into the world. I would recommend Heidi to anyone who needs an editor. She understands what the writer’s challenges are – she “gets it”. She’s great!

Scott Y.

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Heidi dies a great job at proofreading, writing and adding content. She can take a complex subject and make it simple to understand. I would work with her anytime.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours
  • Glenview, IL

Sue T.

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Reese is very professional and good, and humorous writer. I truly enjoyed working with him because he was willing to compose what I wanted and valued my wish. He is great!!!!!

Lin L.

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This was his first writing job, & he was very good about working with what I wanted, and making changes where necessary.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Mohammad S.

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We hired Jack to write a script for a company advertisement. Because our company sells Afghan-grown saffron and donates some of the proceeds to grade schools in the Afghanistan, we had to walk a delicate line between a personal and emotional appeal. He did a wonderful job of conveying the complexity of our brand and breaking down the purpose of our company into the most important details. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfK21tX-Ht4

Devon G.

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I contracted Jack out to do copywriting for my website along with drafting business proposals for some of my prospective clients. He has a strong grasp of language and prose, which has helped me appear both knowledgable and professional in the eyes of clients. As far as creativity and insight, he is the best writer I’ve worked with on any such projects. I would highly recommend him for this sort of thing!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Crystal Lake, IL

Ryan S.

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Deborah was punctual in providing a press release on very short notice, and her responsiveness to suggested edits and changes was greatly appreciated!

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 24 min

Maia S.

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I sought Marissa's help when writing my personal statement for medical school applications. She was instrumental in helping me organize my thoughts into a clear and concise piece of writing. Thanks to her my personal statement was probably better written than all of the essays I ever wrote in college. She taught me style tools and techniques that I continue to use in my writing. She also made the process enjoyable. I actually looked forward to editing and revising my writing with her. I plan to seek her help again when it comes time to write my personal statement for residency applications.

Sivan O.

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Marissa worked with me to fine-tune a cover letter draft, and tailor it to multiple job applications. Her edits were thoughtful and really took my writing to the next level. Her writing expertise and creative approach helped me finalize a cover letter that stood out, and I ended up with two job offers!

Melissa A.

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So far so good! Very helpful with forming ideas.

  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Willowbrook, IL

Tom D.

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Paula and I have been working together for about two years now with her taking responsibility for our site's blog and all other writing assignments. I can truly say that without her help we would have been down the tubes a long time ago.

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Naperville, IL

Susan S.

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Suzanne was the editor of my book, The Gyne's Guide for College Women (TheGynesGuide.com) and she did a fantastic job! I recommend her highly!

  • 18 years in business
  • Oak Park, IL

Amaka Imani N.

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John D. Evans is a Wonderful, Poet, Author & Man of God. I Have Purchased One of His Poetry Books, J.D.'s Groove! He is a Fascinating Writer who shares Great Words of Wisdom. John D. continues to Inspire Others in Many Ways. I Recommend His Books & His Services! He is Dedicated to Serving All as the Founder of Musology! I Am so grateful for his Kindness and Inspiration! If you haven't purchased one of his many books, look for him on Amazon or his personal website and get your copy!

  • Bartlett, IL

Frank D.

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I've been working with Kristie for over 1 year now and I can truly say she is a top-notch and creative writer. She has an uncanny ability to have the readers visualize the outcome you are trying to portray. It is a skillset that has definitely placed my business to a different level. I highly recommend her.

  • Chicago, IL

About

I am a stand up comic, writer and improvisor. I can perform for parties and events and help people with speech writing and performing skills. I am trained from Second City writing program and iO improv program. I have experience performing stand up all over the Chicagoland area and will perform or assist for parties and events.

  • Chicago, IL

About

I approach every piece of work with a creative mindset and engage the audience with a unique voice.

O'Brien PR

New To Thumbtack

  • Vernon Hills, IL

About

Resume writing, editorial, speechwriting, media training, media relations, crisis communications, news releases

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“Need a Resume Writer”

Chicago, IL

Career stage
Recent graduate
Service needs
Writing resume, Writing cover letter
Target industry
Sales & marketing
Details
I am in international student
$82
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“Need a Resume Writer ”

Aurora, IL

Project type
Resume
Amount of work
A single project
Details
Would like to find a resume writer to help revamp my resume, as I'm looking to change career fields and am intereted in finding a career in the HR industry.
$121
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“Need a Writer for Resume and Cover Letter”

Chicago, IL

Project type
Resume, Other (Cover Letter()
Number of pages
1-2
Amount of work
A single project
Details
I need a fresh perspective for my resume rewrite since I am a recent graduate of an MBA program and a career changer. I also need a great cover letter.
$143
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