In, 2011, Cheryl Cooper started Professional Best Writing Services in the Metro Atlanta area after years of personal and volunteer writing services that included résumés, business documents, bios, books, and more. She currently specializes in career-marketing documents and ghostwriting for individuals. In 2015, she plans to add grant proposal writing and voiceover services (script writing and voice recordings) for businesses to her list of products.
Cheryl obtained her Certified Professional Résumé Writer credential in 2011, and earlier this year she completed an editing certification course. Cheryl’s main reason for pursuing the NCRW credential was to gain confidence in her skills and to offer her clients more assurance of her expertise.
Cheryl plans to promote her NCRW certification when advertising to potential clients and her colleagues. She says, “I’m now looking to build a portfolio to showcase to other certified writers. I’d like to transition to solely subcontract résumé writing by summer 2015. I enjoy the challenge of strategizing and writing résumés and want to focus on that part of the process by supporting others who are in need of a credentialed ghostwriter.”
For those who might be hesitant to begin the NCRW certification process, Cheryl recommends for them to study the material and then jump right in. “Of course try, but don’t worry about having a perfect first review,” she says. “The certification team is extremely supportive and will provide great recommendations of how to strengthen your résumé-writing skills.” She adds, “You may be enlightened throughout the process and you may gain more confidence in your writing in the end. You may not breeze through the process but you will definitely feel that it was worthwhile.”