About Melissa Kelley, Founder of Kelley Resumes & Wordsmithing
Kelley Resumes & Wordsmithing is a TORI-nominated resume development, editing, writing, and business consulting service. Founder and chaplain Melissa Kelley offers certification as a resume writer (CPRW) and more than 25 years' combined editing and writing experience, as well as a background in automotive purchasing and secondary education (English/social studies/French). Use our contact form to get more information or schedule a no-cost resume review to learn more about Melissa's services and get a quote.
As a resume writer, Melissa is your personal marketing consultant. She is prized for her ability to write compelling, achievement-focused resumes and LinkedIn profiles that communicate how good clients are at what they do and start getting interviews with the FIRST DRAFT.
In addition, Melissa provides job search and interview coaching that helps clients efficiently manage their job search, track down and connect with hiring managers, and ace interviews.
Melissa facilitates the career success of clients ranging from professionals with at least 5 years of experience to C-suite executives. As a resume writer, she offers elite, executive-level services to clients in all career fields. Melissa writes civilian, federal, military, and military-to-civilian transition resumes, as well as curriculum vitae.
Melissa also edits academic and business documents and specializes in perfecting papers written by people for whom English is not their native language. She is proficient in editing to APA, MLA, CSE, Chicago/Turabian, and Associated Press styles and can also edit to style guides not mentioned in this list if the client is able to provide a copy.
Melissa Kelley CPRW began writing resumes in 2006. Her motivation to write resumes began when a relative was laid off from a sales executive position he had held for nearly 25 years and for which he'd received multiple corporate awards. For the first six months of his search, this industry-leading salesperson didn't receive the volume--or quality--of responses to his resume that he should have. When he asked Melissa to look at it from an editing perspective, the reason why was clear: one of his job titles contained a misspelling that, because it would have been a properly spelled word in any other context, Microsoft Word didn't flag as a spelling error. Just a few weeks after Melissa provided a simple copyedit to his resume, her relative had a new job.
Since that beginning, one of Melissa's specialties as a resume writer has been getting results for those who have been unemployed for long periods or who are underemployed, as well as those who are looking to change careers. Should you hire a resume writer or a career coach for interview help? Whether this describes your situation or whether you're simply looking to advance to the next level in your career, let Melissa work her magic for you!