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Evolution Coaching, LLC
4.6
from 595 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1848 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
Verified review

Writing about your own accomplishments can be a challenge, but Andy at Evolution Coaching made it an easy process. He helped me build not just a stronger resume but a stronger professional identity.

LifeWork
4.6
from 120 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 301 hires on Thumbtack
Heidy H.
Verified review

Joe from Life Work did an outstanding job with my resume and cover letter. He took the time to deliver a really enjoyable to read and at the same time formal resume that matched exactly my personality and work ethic. He knows how to write and is aware of the recruitment system we have nowadays. I'll recommend him to my family members and friends with no doubts. Thanks!

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Max4 Communications
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 35 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura G.
Verified review

My 4th grade daughter is struggling with reading comprehension/writing and has been working with Jill for a few months. Her essay responses have improved dramatically during her latest reporting period. My daughter has ADHD - Jill accomodates her with a lot of patience, breaks and little activities for the two hour session. We are very please to provide an excellent rating for Jill and highly recommend.

Michelle Moyes
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Justin S.
Verified review

Extremely impressed with Michelle's work ethic and communication skills! She kept me posted at every stage of development on my writing project, and submitted drafts both in a timely and meticulous fashion. Thanks Michelle, I'll certainly recommend your service to others!

  • 17 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Andrew S.
Verified review

Janet was the first to respond at my request for a professionally written resume and cover letter. I never thought there was another who could paint a portrait of the past 7 years of my working career under 48 hours. Not even knowing me or who I am, she has a writing ability to describe my work history and ethic better than anyone I know personally. She is truely gifted in her writing skillset and does a fantastic job. 5 of 5 stars, 2 thumbs up, and I'd tip my hat to her. I feel very confident that her work will be extremely critical in my career switch. Thank you, Janet and keep up yhe great work! Andrew Staskowski

SHEpherd Consulting LLC
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole B.
Verified review

Dina was awesome to work with. I needed a new resume after having been on the same job for over 16 years necessitating the need to market myself externally. Dina's consultative skills combined with her resume writing skills were a perfect fit for me. She was prompt, well organized and her end product and said delivery time exceeded my expectations! I would both work with Dina again and refer her to others that could benefit from her skills.

TEACH
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicolette S.
Verified review

Overall my experience with Teach has been phenomenal! The teachers did everything they could to encourage you and spread as much knowledge with you as possible. Mrs. Maria and Mr. Justin has helped me to improve my math score by a significant amount. Ms. Shelley has been amazing when it came to teaching the English and writing section. She was always on my back for the extra encouragement! Oh! Mrs. Ania, is a rock star! From sending me extra articles to read and giving me new ways to practice my science and reading section, has been more than helpful! I only hope I could go up more than the five points I did the last time I took the test! Thank you so much again Mrs. Maria, Mrs. Shelley, Mrs. Ania, and Mr. Justin!

  • 17 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Joane C.
Verified review

Ms. Polis was truly a delight to work with. What justly makes her resume writing service different from the rest is that she meets with you and wants to get to know you so that she can comprehend what your work history really demands are. Ms. Polis consistently keeps up on new trends in the industry and applies these new practices to her every day work. The best demonstration of this is when Ms. Polis did research in addition to meeting with me about my job field to truly understand the work I do on a day to day basis. This was a great display of Ms. Polis willingness to update her job knowledge and Master her position in this ever changing field. She is an empathetic and great active listener. She listened as I tried to describe all my job duties and was able to articulate eloquently my job duties for the past 10 years. In addition to resume writing services provided Ms. Polis introduced me to a prospective mentor that would be able to help me grow in my field of work and provided me with names of books that she felt would also be of assistance to me. She was open to any concerns or suggestions I had and proactively responded to feedback. I really can’t say enough about her …She also went above and beyond her role by helping another personal acquaintance of mine to network in order to find employment. No wonder she is able to have lasting effect on customer relationships!! Long story short if you want the BEST … hire her … SHE WILL GET THE JOB DONE!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anna G.
Verified review

Dana helped me prepare for my TEDx talk, You Can Eat Your Cake And Have Enlightenment Too. I had to learn my talk by heart which made me super nervous as I am really bad at it. I have also recovered from a severe stutter in my childhood, which made me even more nervous to speak in public. Dana coached me step by step using her proven method, with writing the script to my talk, to learning the talk by heart, and then practicing intonation, movement during the talk and engagement with the audience. Dana's process was simple and allowed me to move forward a step at a time. In addition, Dana was sensitive to my challenges, supportive, encouraging, and had a healthy sense of humor. I loved working with her. The result, I rocked my talk. I was confident and projected my presence and power during my talk.

Porter Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
    Steve S.
    Verified review

    Rob offered to help me with my resume, sat on a long call to go over the details and what I wanted to have on it. I have just recently graduated and was not sure what employers like to see and what I should be talking about when I am writing the resume. He also helped me craft a solid LinkedIn profile that has already gotten an uptick in views. The best part is, he offered all of this at a pretty low rate in a quick 2-day turnaround... only fair I write a truthful review!

    About

    Hello! I am a graduate of Haverford College and an aspiring travel writer! I was recently accepted into a NASA program in Houston to fly an experiment in a zero-gravity aircraft. I also lived in a remote area of the Altai Republic, Siberia for a month and a half on a self-designed volunteer project for a wildlife conservation organization. I am a lover of how words are used as tools to craft emotion and personality and have been writing as a hobby since elementary school. I was placed into the highest reading classes all through grade school and have more notebooks than I care to count at this point. In second grade, I had my school bind little "books" for me that I'd written and later on in school, I helped run the school literary publication. These days, I'm doing some tutoring, helping my dad run the family business, and going on the occasional reckless travel adventure. As an aspiring writer, I'm always looking for more work in writing! And that's where YOU come in! Whether you need a writing tutor, an enthusiastic editor of lengthy papers or someone to write some copy for your business, I am more than happy to provide my services and my love of words. Besides my love of writing and travel, I am a scientist and have been fencing at the national level since I was seven. I've run headlong into freezing glacial lakes, stood on the rim of a volcanic crater in Costa Rica above the clouds, hiked remote islands in Maine, camped next to moose in the wilderness and waded through muck in the Florida Everglades with large gators nearby. Someday, I want to live in a tree-house of my own construction. I love visiting new places, trying weird new foods and camping in the woods where I'm not supposed to. Let me know how I can be of service to your writing project, business or anything else that might require writing expertise. I can provide my resume upon request. Looking forward to hearing from you! Best, Alice

    About

    I am a Coopersburg-based writer/editor/analyst. I started writing reports as a quality control data analyst for a fortune 500 chemical company. From there I have written poetry and have published in two books. I am also an abstract expressionist painter. I am dedicated to the creative arts and enjoy helping others express themselves.

    About

    I am a freelance writer specializing in website and blog copy and editing. I am able to draft professional, well written articles which my clients use to grow their business and obtain new clients. I am rewarded by their success and feel very fortunate to have been able to transition my hobby into a career. Feel free to ask for samples of my work!

    About

    Having worked as a freelance writer, I am able to consistently target the desired market segment and use just the right tone to reflect my client's voice and style.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    A former HS/ Middle School English & Latin teacher, I now teach professional writing courses at a local college. While I've always helped out friends and acquaintances with copywriting and editing, several years ago I branched out and began to work with web developers and marketing companies. Today, I'm developing a freelance business which includes clients who need resumes, marketing copy, ghost blogging and more. I love the challenge of delivering exactly what clients want and need.

    About

    ~English tutoring ~Writing tutoring ~Releasing Writing Fears ~Tapping Into Your Creative Side as a Writer ~Proofreading resumes, research papers and other written documents ~Assisting with college entrance essays

    About

    I have an Bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in writing. My passion in life is everything to do with English; reading, writing, proofreading, editing, etc. I can write anything from technical pieces (manuals, pamphlets, etc) to fiction to persuasive pieces. Further skills include proficiency in blogging, Facebook, and various word processors. I have writing samples available, and these are pieces that I have also edited myself. I also have a resume available.

    About

    I provide writing, editing and document design services. I specialize in legal drafting, research and analysis.

    About

    I deliver writing, editing, proofreading, and other "outside the box" services. I will work with you to develop and understand your needs to ensure your message gets through loud and clear! I prefer to work virtually but can come to you if the need arises.

    About

    I am currently working on a new book and have excellent writing skills. I edit, write, proofread and can even translate from Arabic to English

    • 11 years in business
    About

    My work stands out because I'm very sincere in sharing my time, abilities and efforts with customers.

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