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She was punctual and flexible with my inputs and definitely my pleasure to work with.Feb 14, 2015VerifiedStancy Merwin, MLIS's reply
Thank you, Jay.
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!
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.Jun 6, 2016VerifiedStancy 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.
Stancy was very helpful and was very flexible in working with me. I appreciate her expertise and time. It was a great experienceMar 9, 2016VerifiedStancy Merwin, MLIS's reply
Tony, thank you so much for the review. I am confident that with your new resume and with your exemplary character, as well as your experience, you are going to land a good position soon.
- 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."