Portfolio

The vast majority of what I do is confidential and cannot be shared. This makes it difficult for me to provide samples or a portfolio.

A lot of my clients seem to come from Hacker News. They are frequently experienced professionals in the tech sector. I've had clients from as far away as England and Australia. One CEO on sabbatical must have liked what I did for him because his wife hired me some months later to work on her resume.

I also write part-time for a service. Again, what I do is covered by an NDA, but I can tell you that I've written more than 1600 pieces, I've maintained their second highest rating for several years (in spite of very difficult personal circumstances) and have been recently invited to work towards acquiring their highest rating.

Resume Work

Resume Sample
This resume was just over two pages. It was cut down to two pages without cutting any substance. Formatting and wording tweaks improved consistency and readability. Edited to convey standards of excellence regarding their work, minus framing that had implied arrogance or insecurity.
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Constructive Feedback
When I send your edited resume back to you, I include some remarks summarizing what I did, why I did it and how you can use that information to improve your resume in the future. For example:

I did very little editing of wording. Your wording seems overall solid. I mostly edited formatting, including overly long sentences.

I removed the italics you were using. Italics are hard to read and should be used sparingly. I used italics in place of quotation marks in a couple of places.

I removed a lot of extraneous formatting that added nothing and was just a distraction.

A "list" that is only one item long should not have a bullet point next to it. I removed those.

I used text sizing to make it more scannable and to distinguish sections, including the text that was previously italicized.

I broke up one overly long paragraph into bullet points for readability.

Overall, it's a really solid resume. Your formatting was consistent. I didn't notice typos. You just need to up your game on scannability and digestibility. Shorter sentences and that sort of thing.


Testimonials

Resume for an Adminstrative Assistant
I already feel 100% more confident about sending this out to potential employers.

Really, this is such a big boost to my brain. Thank you.


-- R.P.

Resume for an IT Professional
I was able to take some of your suggestions and incorporate them into my official resume.

I have received a job offer from Google as a full-time employee. The offer is in the low six figures. Thank you for your feedback.

Final offer including bonus and restricted stock options is around ~120k-130k USD per year.