A good resume makes a difference when you apply for a job. This has increased the popularity of online resume writing and editing services. One of such websites is scribendi.com. Scribendi.com offers resume editing and proofreading along with other services. But is their service actually up-to-the-mark? Here’s a review.
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Range of services
Scribendi.com offers all types of academic (essay/dissertation), corporate (business/website/blog), and personal (resume/personal document) editing and proofreading. They also provide services to authors for manuscript and eBook editing and proofreading. Their resume editing service includes cover letters and CV too. Additionally, you can even have your resume reformatted by using templates provided by scribendi.com.
Prices, discounts and special features
For a 300-word resume, the slowest and cheapest delivery package costs US$ 34.18 and the fastest costs US$ 42.65. For every 100 words added, I noticed that the lower price increases by around US$ 3 and the higher one increments by US$ 6.
Additionally, you can also ask your editor to reformat your resume using templates provided by scribendi.com for around US $25.
The payment can be done through PayPal or credit/debit card.
Scribendi.com offers English as a Second Language service to people who are not a native English speaker and need editing and proofreading. This is basically the same as their other services as all of their services are about editing the document you provide. In the end, everything on this website is just a morphed version of the single editing & proofreading service they offer.
Even though the prices for the service they offer are very high, there is no discount or promo offer. Maximum websites with same services offer at least 15% discount to new users. Some even have a loyalty program if you are a returning customer. Scribendi.com offers no discount, which can make you reconsider the choice of your resume editor.
Writers certification and guarantees
The Professional Association of Resume Writers created the CPRW. Other HR’s may take an exam for Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees. You would likely not trust your money with someone who is not a CPA of CPRW or not CSDG. This service has neither CPRW and CSDG.
Quality of an ordered product
The editors at scribendi.com are qualified and knowledgeable. But the quality of the edited resume I received was below par. The comments from the editor were precise and meaningful but the changes made did not meet my expectations. Everything was pretty basic and I, personally, felt that the content lacked the edge even after editing.
You get the freedom to choose the delivery time from within 8 hours to 1 week. Naturally, the price depends on the number of words in your document and the delivery time you select. In my order, I found no issue with the delivery. My resume was sent on time. But it looked like the job was completed in a hurry. And therefore, lacked the quality.
Every transaction on scribendi.com is secured by Norton SECURED powered by DigiCert. The information is passed securely using SSL/TLS encryption. Scribendi.com uses analytical services that allow sharing of user data with the third party, but you can opt-out of these features.
In case of any issue with your order, you can contact customer support via e-mail through their website or call one of their toll-free numbers. The response from the support team needs improvement though. Queries are handled at a very slow pace. You can expect them to contact you within 12 hours. The procedure of resolving your issue starts after that.
The design of the website is very simple and easy to use. All the features are mentioned clearly and the buying process is also fast and secure. The instant price quote feature is also a nice addition to the transparency of this website. Scribendi.com has provided a very feature rich and clean interface that stands out.
After using scribendi.com for editing my resume I was utterly disappointed by their service. A resume is a gateway to your dream job, but scribendi.com just made my task difficult. I was expecting a professionally written quality resume, but I got an outdated layout and amateur writing. Ironically, I had to edit the final product I received after editing by experts at scribendi.com. Even though the ordering process is simple, there is a huge difference between their promises and product.