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Elite Resume Services
4.9
from 286 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 557 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jacqueline B.
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James completed resumes for two for our team members. He did such an awesome job. As part of his resume writing service, he took the time to have 1-1 calls with the team members to identify their strengths, experience and the target profession/companies they would like to reach with their resumes. James was very professional, detailed and delivered on time. He wowed us with his customer service, along with the quality of the overall job he completed for us. He went above and beyond. We are so impressed with the quality of his work, we would recommend him to anyone who is looking for Resume Services. Thank you, James.

The Writer
4.8
from 79 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Yogi B.
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Todd Larson did an excellent job editing my book Rising Stars in Emerging Markets, published in 2013. He not only helped to cut the size of the text without changing the underlying message, but also did this under a very tight deadline. I wrote this book with the layperson reader in mind, which is always difficult to do, especially when writing about little-known names in emerging markets. But Todd helped to simplify the jargon to make the book easier to read, especially on my country-specific comments. I definitely recommend Todd for editing projects in business as well as non-business areas.

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Accurate Editing & Typing
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Antonio C.
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Todd edited my book " A Book About You: A Heart's Journey to Love" as well as my introduction in 2016. He was very responsive and professional. He understood my style of writing and did his best to keep my voice alive and not edited out entirely which was very important to me. The book was a hit and well received by my audience. Thank you. Todd.

  • 11 years in business
  • 134 hires on Thumbtack
Martina C.
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I have been out of the work force for a long time in my specific area. I am trying to re-enter the work force in my area but in a very specific company. Ken helped me write my resume which highlighted my past experience and my current experience (which has nothing to do with the job I am seeking). He was very professional and prompt. He had excellent writing skills and asked very good questions so I could get my resume ready for a job open in. He was very accommodating and easy to talk to. I will definitely use him again to revamp my resume if a job arises in the company.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nora F.
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I worked with Deb on overhauling my resume. She not only knew the ins and outs of resume writing; she also knew enough about my field to be able to help me figure out how to best position myself. She is a delight to work with and I highly recommend her!

Eagle Elite Tutoring
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Dawn B.
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Ian was extremely helpful and very detailed in the process of writing my resume. I would highly recommend him.

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  • 1 year in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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I'm not very good at writing my own resume. I needed help with my resume fast. Melinda got a draft to me in less than 24 hours! She then sent a great cover letter the very next day! Both looked great! She spent a good hour on the phone with me asking lots of great questions. She really tailored it just for me. She definitely isn't like the large resume writing services where they just churn out resumes based on very little information. If you want a great resume, and you need it quickly, Melinda is the person for you!

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Dave Wheeler
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
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Aram M.
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He assisted me with writing my personal statement for admission and the final draft awed whoever read it.

  • 21 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kristin White D.
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Kristin was very easy to work with. Very professional. Resume is fantastic.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Donald K.
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I needed to update my resume and PMCE worked some magic! From 6 pages to 2, while retaining the critical information and adding recent skills. Easy to work with and great communications. Cheerfully answered my questions, and made me feel comfortable.

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Leviosa Communication, LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ariel A.
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Working with Adrienne of Leviosa Communication has been an absolute pleasure. She paid attention to my needs from the project and delivered beautifully written copy. She was way to collaborate with and was quick to respond with edits and revisions. Her punctuality and responsiveness, along with her talent for writing, were what I appreciated the most about her. I would highly recommend working with Leviosa Communication for any project that needs well-written and creative copy.

Awen Books and More
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon O.
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Chloe read a few different school papers for me and gave me feed back on what could flow better and what needed gramatical correction. It was extremly helpful to have a second set of eyes reciew them before I handed them in and she helped me a lot when writing papers after. Each time she reviewed a new paper it was a bit better because I recalling and using her instructions.

Kristen Seery, M.D.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth G.
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It was an absolute pleasure working with Kristen. I can’t thank her enough for all the help I received from her assistance! I reached out to Kristen in search of assistance with writing and editing my thesis book. It was clear right away, that Kristen had superb editing skills, a keen eye to detail and strived at time management and organizational skills. But what truly made working with Kristen an exceptional experience, was her patience, genuine fascination and commitment to the content of my work and her overall kind spirit.

A Better Way To Write
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Columbine P.
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Bea met me at exactly the time she said she would, and my cat liked her immediately. She took good care of my cat while I was working out of town.

ReWrite Editing
5.0
from 1 review
    Heather Y.
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    BR has edited my CV on multiple occasions - each time taking care to improve the messaging and context of my experience. Could not recommend her more highly. Incredible attention to detail, extremely professional.

    About

    I offer writing and editorial services for business and individuals. From blogging and editing, to essay and creative writing help, I can help you craft a message that completely meets your needs.

    About

    I can usually understand my client's goals very quickly, and identify with them. Clients find it easy to communicate with me, and we can get on the "same page" right away and produce the best quality work.

    • 4 years in business
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    In addition to being a prolific poet, I understand that my more practical and varied skill set is more applicable in today's market. Whether you are looking to elevate your level of writing, grammar, and appeal to your professor, supervisor or whomever, my technical writing, journalistic bent, copy editing and proofreading acumen will be of immense help to you. Please check Rate My Words "Advanced" and Click "Author" for a sample of my prose.

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    I am an excellent writer/editor. I have worked with hundreds of college students and I have over 30 years of experience.

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    I have succeeded across a wide variety of assignments, long and short term. I have written editorial op/eds, letters from the CEO, corporate and non-profit communications, analysis, screenplays, ads, marketing collateral and have loved it all. It's always about telling a story in a beautiful or compelling way to connect with your readers. I am not patient, focused, skilled and intuitive.

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    I can write and edit articles for you. I have a bachelor's in English, and I can help with any writing or editing task that you have. I can also do data entry.

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