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Stancy Merwin, MLIS
Stancy Merwin, MLIS

Stancy Merwin, MLIS

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Introduction: I take time with people. I listen to them. I empathize with them. No two clients are exactly alike. I want to hear their stories. I understand people so I know how to present them. I am a perfectionist when it comes to vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and making things clear. I want my work to be interesting and to avoid repetition. I want to be "colorful" but only as appropriate for the purpose. Career coaching, resumes and cover letters are a natural combination for me: they go together and I can do all of them tailored to each individual's personality, needs and desires. That is simple. Helping people, bringing out the best in others, and instilling confidence in them. I like the idea that I will contribute to someone's eventual increase in income, earning power, or even play money.
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Hired 49 times

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12 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for value, punctuality, and work quality.

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Emerald Z.

Resume Writing

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, 2012
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Nathalie G.

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.
Stancy 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!
Jul 17, 2017
Anita J.

Resume Writing

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.
Stancy 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.
Apr 26, 2017
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Marisa C.

Resume Writing

Stancy was fantastic! She took the time (more than enough, really) to meet with me in person and discuss the details of my resume. I gave her a gaggle of job-related jargon to navigate through and she did a wonderful job. She was in constant contact during the process and provided great insight and feedback for any concerns/questions that arose. My final product was exactly what I was hoping for and translated perfectly to the intended audience. She was also able to review and edit some personal statements/essays that needed a professional eye. The fine tuning she provided cleaned up my work and elevated the writing style (without detracting from my voice). Whatever the project is you need help with, from review, writing to resumes- she is the perfect person to give your project the full attention and detail it deserves.
Stancy Merwin, MLIS's reply
Marisa, you are a very good writer! All I had to do was polish/change a few words, and trim down and and check punctuation. I enjoyed editing your essay; you have a compelling story. This was about you getting into one of your first choice law schools, and I have no doubt that together we achieved this goal for you. Please keep me updated, Marisa.
Aug 16, 2016
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Jen S.

Resume Writing

Stancy did a great job with my resume! She was able to change it to where it really showcased my experience and abilities. She was also able to answer any questions and give me tips on how to standout to employers. She truly cares about her clients and will continue answering any questions even after she completes her job and the check is cashed.
Stancy Merwin, MLIS's reply
I am REALLY late responding to this review, because I dont check this page often at all. But THANK YOU for the review, and I hope you are well situated by now.
Jun 6, 2016
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FAQs

  • 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."

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