Frequently Asked Questions2023-02-21T11:06:18-08:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Red Pen Wench?2024-04-08T18:38:18-07:00

Our commitment to excellence in writing and design has earned Red Pen Wench a sterling, 5-star reputation nationwide as an industry-leading career services company. We emphasize a personalized, client-first approach resulting in specific, exceptionally crafted, eye-catching career materials as unique as you are. With our resume writing packages you can take the guesswork out of the job search processand apply with confidence.

What If I Can’t Afford a Resume Writing Package?2024-04-08T18:41:59-07:00

If our resume writing rates don’t align with your budget, here are some other options to consider:

  • The Job Seeker’s Treasure Chest is an instantly downloadable package that has everything you’ll need to build powerful career materials, ace your next interview, and land the job you desire.
  • Our founder, Jillian Kinsey, offers job search consultations, which can be a great option if you’re looking for strategic resume/LinkedIn/job search guidance that you can implement on your own.
  • Want completely FREE assistance? Check out our YouTube channel for a ton of video content to help you fast-track your job search and build a foundation for professional success.
How Do I Schedule a Coaching Session?2024-04-08T18:27:00-07:00

You can order either one 60-minute coaching session or a package of three 60-minute coaching sessions here: www/

How Should I Prepare for My Coaching Session?2024-04-08T17:57:29-07:00

Once you’ve booked a session with us, we’ll send you an information form to complete so we can learn more about your career goals. The more details you provide in the form, the more specific your coaching session will be. If you’re targeting specific jobs, please include the links in your form so we can take a look in advance.

If possible, log into the coaching session with the same neutral background and lighting that you would use for an actual interview. This will allow us to provide any necessary feedback on your video call set-up and environment.

Who Will I Be Working With?2024-04-08T17:47:53-07:00

Your interview coaching session will be with Red Pen Wench’s Head Interview Coach, Dana Kinsey, CIC. Dana is a teacher and writer with over 20 years of experience. After publishing in literary journals and national magazines as a multi-genre author, designing a writing lab she currently runs, and teaching speech and theater, she joined the Red Pen Wench team in 2022 and became a PARWCC Certified Interview Coach (CIC) in 2023. Dana holds a B.A. in English and Communications from King’s College, Secondary English Teacher Certification in PA, and an M.A. in Theatre Arts from Villanova University.

Learn more about Dana on our Team page.

How Can I Get Started?2024-04-08T18:39:17-07:00

If you’re ready to place a resume writing order, you can start your order here:

If you’re interested in our LinkedIn optimization, cover letter writing, or interview coaching services, you can learn more here:

After your order is placed, you’ll be redirected to our information form. Once you’ve filled out your form, we’ll be in touch ASAP with next steps!

What’s the Resume Writing Process Like?2024-04-08T17:41:08-07:00

Our resume writing process is highly collaborative because you know yourself best!

Once you’ve placed an order, we’ll send you a link to fill out our information form. We ask our clients to fill this out with as much detail as possible because the more we know, the more specific your resume will be. This form will give you the opportunity to send us your current resume, LinkedIn profile, links to jobs you’re interested in pursuing, and anything else that might help us get to know you more.

After we’ve received your form, you’ll have the option to schedule a 30-45 minute phone consultation with your resume writer so we can discuss your job search and learn more about your background, expertise, achievements, etc. After the phone consultation, we’ll get to work and we’ll be in touch with any questions that arise.

Once you’ve received the first draft of your resume, we welcome your feedback and gladly offer up to two rounds of revisions to ensure your satisfaction with the final product.

How Much Will It Cost?2024-04-08T17:41:12-07:00

Resumes:  Prices are based on your experience. Entry-level resume packages (for students with 0-1 year of experience) are $449, Professional-level resume packages (2+ years of experience) are $549, and Executive-level resume packages (for C-level executives and upper management) are $799. There may be additional fees depending on the turnaround time you select. Each package includes resume rewrites, edits, and a brand new design in PDF and editable Microsoft Word or Google Doc format.

Add-Ons: If you’d like to add a professional cover letter to your resume package, it will be an additional $190. If you’d like to add a LinkedIn profile optimization, it will be an additional $370. You’ll also have the option to add 60 minutes of interview coaching for an additional $175. Note: all add-ons are discounted when included in a resume package. These services will cost more if purchased separately.

How Do I Pay?2024-04-08T18:28:15-07:00

We take payment via our website (, Zelle to, or Venmo @redpenwench! We can also send you an invoice upon request.

If you’re ready to place a resume writing order, you can start your order here:

If you’re interested in our LinkedIn optimization, cover letter writing, or interview coaching services, you can learn more and start your order here:

Who Will I Be Working With?2024-04-08T17:48:03-07:00

We have a small team of professional resume writers on staff here at Red Pen Wench. We assign each project based on our respective strengths so as to ensure you the strongest possible result.

Learn more about our team on our About Page. Read reviews of our work here.

What’s the Turnaround Time?2024-04-08T18:20:56-07:00

Our turnaround time for resume packages, cover letters, and LinkedIn optimization is typically ​5-7 business days, but we do have quicker turnarounds available for an additional fee.  If you’d like your materials back in 3 business days, it will be an extra $140. For 2 business days, it will be an extra $260.

How Many Drafts Are Provided?2024-04-08T17:41:38-07:00

Once you’ve received a first draft of your resume and career materials, we gladly offer up to two complimentary rounds of revisions within the first two weeks. Please note that we cannot leave projects open indefinitely. If you require more edits after the project is closed, we will ask that you pay an additional editing fee (rate depends on the extent of the revisions).

I’m a Returning Client. How Do I Order a Resume Update?2024-04-08T17:41:44-07:00

If you’ve previously worked with the Red Pen Wench team on your resume and you need to update your content or add a new position, you can order a resume update here:

If you haven’t yet worked with us on your resume, please place a regular order here:

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