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I must say that Stancy Merwin was an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only did she write my husband's resume but she brought his personality to life on paper. She is very conscientious and well versed. Her rate was worth every penny and still reasonable considering the amount of time we would have wasted trying to do it ourselves. If anyone needs any type of writing done on their behalf....I would highly recommend Stancy for the job.Aug 24, 2012Verified
It is a true joy to work with Stancy. She is personable and the support she provides is much more than only resume and cover letter writing. When you're working with Stancy you know that you have someone on your side rooting for you and offering honest advice along the way even after she's completed her work. Her turnaround time is quick and she commits herself 100%. No detail is overlooked. She was a great help with my resume and cover letter but it is that genuine support and coaching that she provides that gives me cause to recommend her here and to friends and family. And it all begins with her getting to know you. Stancy cares and you can trust her to be there for you during a time when you might be at your most vulnerable: applying for a new job. I wholeheartedly recommend her.Jul 17, 2017Stancy Merwin, MLIS's reply
Nathalie, how very kind you are. Thank you so much. I will strive to keep improving, and I have two part time assistants now who have the same approach and standards that I do. Thanks so much for recommending me to others, and I know you will land a good position!
THANK YOU STANCY MERWIN. Everything Stancy Merwin states in her profile is TRUE. Stancy helped me with COACHING, COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND CONFIDENCE IN MYSELF. Once you admit to yourself you are not a professional writer and contact her you can relax. I had not submitted/interviewed for 10 years. Stancy put together a resume that meets "TODAY'S" standards. After submitting this resume I had an opportunity to do a phone pre-screening. I wasn't sure how to act and needed COACHING for additional confidence. STANCY did a mock phone screening and critiqued it after the call for a reasonable charge. I was very comfortable and confident after the COACHING. Stancy helped me get my new position.May 6, 2016
Ms. Merwin was very efficient. I received my resume much sooner than expected. She was very thorough in taking my information for my resume and asked me many questions to help clarify what I was needing for my resume. She was also very helpful in giving me input on other areas needed during job hunting, such as interviewing, where to look for jobs and how to put myself out there to find a job. I am very grateful for finding her.Apr 26, 2017VerifiedStancy Merwin, MLIS's reply
Anita, my apologies for not thanking you sooner for your kind review! I depend on reviews and really appreciate you took the time to do this. I would like to hear where you ended up, professionally. I am sure you have had interviews if not been hired by now. Any organization getting you as an employee would be fortunate.
Stacy was just the person I needed. We bonded instantly and she wrote an excellent resume!Aug 27, 2016VerifiedStancy Merwin, MLIS's reply
Thank you Debbie, and I forgive you for misspelling my name LOL. People often do this. I'm very used to it. Or maybe it was just a typo! As an editor, I notice these things. Please keep me posted on your progress. You are easy to deal with: employers: take note!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I price according to the complexity of the job and the client's ability to pay. Sometimes I do have to add a fast turnaround charge, but it is minor. A one-page resume for an early career person costs less than a page-and-a-half resume for a mid-career person. Editing or writing of other material is generally billed by the hour, Career coaching is also billed by the hour, and I am competitive in my pricing. If a client is struggling or unemployed, I always do a discount. I will work within your budget and honor your maximum if I want the job, even if that means a bid by the job and not by the hour.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically, I meet with the new customer in person, at the public library, if the customer is local. I look at what material that person brings, if any, and in all cases I ask questions, LISTEN, and take notes. I may email or call the customer if I have questions once I begin work at my home office. If I am writing or editing something, I send the draft for review by the customer as soon as I am paid. I make any changes the customer desires. If I think the customer wants something that is NOT in his or her best interest, I will advise that. The customer has the final say however. The process is not complete until the customer is satisfied. I do not "cut someone loose" once I am paid.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I read articles and blogs. Occasionally I attend a class or webinar. I try to keep up with the world of job searching and resume writing in these ways. For example, guidelines for resumes have changed quite a bit in recent years, yet one still sees the word REFERENCES pre-formatted on many finished resumes and resume templates. Continuing education has taught me to delete that word so the resume does not appear "dated."