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Northbrook Writers

Browse these writing services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Northbrook.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 296 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 136 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
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Danielle B.
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It's really worth getting these guys to look through and do a new resume for you, especially a federal one! There work is great!

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EG Results, LLC
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
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Gerald L.
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Ellen really supported me and took immediate action to take my resume and cover letter to a whole new level. I would definitely recommend her without reservation!

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VerbWright Writing Services
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 160 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Crystal R.
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Fantastic job! I would highly recommend VerbWright Writing Services!

Yes! You Can!
4.3
from 38 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Paul T.
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Laura's writing captured the feelings I wanted to express at my daughter's wedding. she alleviated my angst and was very responsive and helpful. I would highly recommend her writing.

  • 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 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Molly B.
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Emily is talented, efficient, easy to work with and very patient. She always gets back to me right away and has been nothing but a pleasure to work with. What makes Emily unuique? Her writing. She has so much talent combined with patience for people who don’t have the talent she does when it comes to writing. You won’t regret working with her.

  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Annie W.
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Our first meeting was great. He is a conscientious tutor. He prepared some practices for me to learn about my skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing. And then he will customize a plan for me, according to my performance in our first meeting.

Brilliant Light
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Charlie S.
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I've worked with Kyra Marcano in a few different capacities. Kyra is incredibly personable and has a unique ability to cultivate authentic, trusting relationships with anyone. Strong writing and editing demands a commitment to detail and creativity. Kyra adds both. I wholly recommend Brilliant Light.

A CareerEdge
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Brenda S.
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Raquel did an amazing job. Her quality of work is exceptional and she was easy to work with. I will be definitely be referring friends and family to her!

Jessica Allen
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon H.
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Jessie helped me edit and better the flow of the book that I had wrote. When I chose her it was initially because of her educational background and the energy she brought to my work but once we started to dive into the writing I was even more impressed! She lives for this, she did such an amazing job and I will be utilizing her serives for any future work as well as referring my friends and family to her. Some of the things I did not not know upon choosing her to edit my work is that she uses Google Docs to help create a collaborative environment that is also convenient, easy to navigate through and allows for the opportunity to compare the edits she has made to what was previously written. The best way to describe her work is that she took what I was trying to explain to the reader/audience and ACTUALLY made it into what I was trying to explain. Thank you Jessie!

Edit Wizard 4 U
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Shandra M.
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    Heidi is a delightful person, and very easy to work with. Heidi is consistently reliable in responding to e-mails and telephone messages. She delivers clear, well-written materials. To include, Heidi has excellent listening skills-following my instructions from beginning to end; and offering her awesome creative ideas, and various styles of writing to enhance my work. Her encouraging words gave me hope, and satisfaction in completing my book in a timely manner. I have enjoyed working with Heidi; she never gives up on her clients until they are satisfied. Heidi, you’re the best!!!

    • 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.

    • 8 years in business
    Nik N.
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    Solid work. Analyzed key words and writes content rich articles. Sometime it takes a few months for google to crawl and register but I’ve been extremely happy.

    About

    I have 30 years experience writing and editing. I provide superior corporate communications and copywriting, including news articles, speeches, annual reports, Intranet and social media content, and promotional materials. I serve a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local businesses.

    About

    Competent resume writing from an HR professional is offered. I have a BS in Human Resources and an MA in Communication. I have worked in the employment field for 20 years as well as university career centers. I love helping people with their resumes and find great joy in knowing I helped someone secure employment, financial stability, and a successful future. I have an extreme eye for detail, correct grammar, and proofreading, as well as ensuring proper tense is used throughout the resume. Don't describe the job you had five years ago as "I answer the phones and greet customers" when it should be "I answered the phone and greeted customers". I can help you avoid these and other resume pitfalls.

    • 6 years in business
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    Simply because i work hard to achieve successful projects.

    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I coach people to develop their writing skills by encouraging them to apply the basic tenets of putting their thoughts into words.

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    Mr. Millspaugh has over twenty-five years experience teaching composition and rhetoric. A published author in a nationally syndicated magazine, he has also delivered scholarly presentations of his work throughout the United States and Canada. It is this high standard that he will demonstrate for writing and editing needs.

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    I offer full-service graphic design for print and web. I also do writing/editing, promotion and marketing and illustration.

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    Experienced writing and editing services. Will write copy, press releases, speeches and more for a variety of industries.

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