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  • 8 years in business
  • 294 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carl M.
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Joseph at Competitive Edge walked me through the resume writing process and was very thorough in explaining how the process worked. He really listened to me and really wanted to know what I am looking for in my next job.

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MORLEY CAREER SOLUTIONS
4.8
from 133 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 239 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Phil Y.
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I've got to say that I was somewhat hesitant to invest money into the service. With a background in human resources, I've been writing resume's for years, including my own, and wasn't sure if I'd receive anything that was better than what I could do. However, boy was I wrong!! Miranda and her team did an AMAZING job on my resume, cover letter and LinkedIn page. I don't have enough great things to say about the professionalism and accuracy of the end-product. What truly caught me by surprise was how they were able to "capture the essence" of my career and various skills. I definitely am very please with their work and I would HIGHLY recommend them for this service. You're 5 Stars in my book and I will definitely be a return customer. Thank you, again, Phil

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EG Results, LLC
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany W.
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Ellen was a pleasure to work with, every step of the way. She took time to research the positions and schools listed on my resume and developed a show stopping resume. Highly responsive, Ellen is a true professional with a talent for resume writing. When the final draft arrived, I was amazed at how she illuminated my skills and experience. My goal was to take a huge career leap and Ellen’s resume landed me several interviews that resulted in multiple job offers. Eventually, I accepted an executive level position that is several levels above my previous position. Fast, friendly, and work every penny. Do yourself a favor, invest this money in your future and let Ellen make you shine!

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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

Yes! You Can!
4.4
from 38 reviews
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa S.
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Laura is an amazing therapist! She was able to help me with solving problems related to employment decision, life style changes, family relationships and personal challenges. She has a keen focus on listening to the concerns. Most importantly, she provides real strategies, solutions and suggestions in getting the help that you need. I have anxiety and I am learning how manage it. Most importantly , I especially enjoyed the convenience of having our sessions over the telephone as we were in two different states.

  • 22 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Liz M.
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Victoria was Great !!! She has a very relaxed approach that immediately puts you at ease. Victoria and I worked on the resume together -so I really feel the resume represents me. I intend to recommend Victoria to anyone that needs writing help !

Emily H. Writes
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Chris W.
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Emily did a great job writing my resume for me. Very fast turnaround and very professional. Thanks Emily!!

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DissertationChicago
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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!

Susie Writes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Rajan P.
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I hired Susie to write the content for my real estate website and blog. Writing is definitely not my thing, I've wasted way too much time trying to create content. Susie really took the time to understand my business and what she wrote got people engaged, informed and most importantly calling me. If you need someone that genuinely cares contact Susie.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joseph G.
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Tammy provided excellent feedback that made my writing more stimulating and compelling. I learned how to incorporate story into a formerly vanilla narrative, understand the art of foreshadowing, mine detail to create a more relatable style, and much more.

Brilliant Light
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nellie S.
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Kyra was very responsive and knew the right questions to ask and how to funnel the responses into a great looking resume. Thanks!

Sheilamary Koch
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Gillian C.
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Sheila is a professional teacher with many years of experience teaching English from preschool to high school level. I worked with Sheila in two educational institutions and really appreciated her outstanding level of English, her genuine passion for literature and her in-depth knowledge of the international Cambridge language exams. Her individual approach to each student makes her ideal for giving English classes online.

Vanessa Rico
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Elizabeth S.
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I have hired Vanessa Rico for two separate projects in the past month, and both she executed flawlessly. The first project she helped me with transcription and the second project she did some online prospecting work for me--identifying prospects for outreach for my small business. Her writing skills, her people skills, her attention to detail, and her ability to meet deadlines are superb. I look forward to hiring Vanessa for more freelance work in the future!

Gillett Editing
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew W.
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I recently published a book, and Janet was an absolute DREAM to work with as the editor! Seriously. My greatest concern with this project was wanting to see and hear my voice come through on the pages. Janet made that happen! I could hear my voice come to life. Not only was the finished manuscript flawless, no errors, but there was also a TON of amazing feedback and respect of my vision for the book. Her feedback was honest and constructive, a passionate critique of my writing style, and there were even a few laughs for the both of us. What a joy to work with! AND, Janet even went above and beyond to create a unique and personalized video tutorial to guide me through the process of reviewing her edits in Word. Can't say enough to express how happy I am with the results of working with Janet!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie M.
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John did an excellent job restoring 2 photos for me that had been damaged due to being stuffed in a tight space. He was able to restore the photos to nearly perfect, and I will now be able to re-print the photos to save the memories. John worked very quickly, taking only 2 days to restore the photos. Furthermore, the job was fairly straightforward, so everything could be done through Thumbtack. However, he is willing to meet clients with larger projects and walk them through the process.

Delchamps Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian T.
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Steve worked with my daughter on her writing as she prepares to go away to college. He was very friendly and attentive in his work with her. We will definitely be working with him again!

About

I'm an experienced teacher/professor, having taught writing and mentored students through their dissertation processes. I've taught writing at undergraduate and doctoral levels and am familiar with the common problems people encounter when they write. I have published myself and have been a reviewer and editor of peer reviewed journals for several years. I read and write English, French and Chinese.

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Editing and up dating of resumes, procedure, recommendations and RFP. Marketiing/Presentation documents.

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I have a masters degree in English Literature and my undergraduate degree was in journalism. I have held positions across the spectrum of marketing, including stints in PR, as a press secretary, in sales, advertising, fundraising and more, all of which has given me a knack to see given writing projects from a well-rounded perspective in order to pump out results quickly and efficiently.

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Full service freelance writer for any project imaginable. Able to generate content and write authoritatively on a variety of subjects.

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