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Hastings Business Service
Rates, Payment, and Turnaround
These prices are typical. Once in a while, an unusually long job exceeds the ranges given here. See notes at end, following rate table.
Commercial Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Typing Jobs (see below), Updates, Adaptations: 50.00-75.00
Copy and Line Editing: 20.00 per hour
With Formatting: 25.00 per hour
Regular rate x 1.5
Student and Retiree Discount
20% off regular rate
Once I see your material and know what I'm dealing with, I can give you a firm price. If the quote is satisfactory, I will get your payment information before starting the work. You may use a major credit or debit card. I will not debit the card until I have a completed job ready to send you. If you prefer, you may write a personal check or money order or pay in cash.
Usual turnaround is three business days, but I am flexible and can move things faster if you are up against a tight deadline. I have rarely had to apply rush rates -- except for emergency same-day service.
Once you've reviewed the completed work, let me know if you need last-minute follow-up adjustment or revision. This is at no extra cost.
Unlike the usual full-fledged resume projects, typing jobs involve little or nothing more than basic editing and layout -- working from your previously handwritten or typed resume material to make it look and sound good on the page. In these jobs, I simply make the most of what you give me. Few of my customers choose this option, because it doesn't really add value -- beyond improved appearance and correction of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Adaptations are alternative versions of resumes I have completed. With these new versions, you and I are using a different focus from the previous version, often targeting a different industry.
Refunds and Credits
If my finished work is not to your satisfaction, I will address those parts that you feel need adjustment. If the second attempt doesn't resolve the issues, I will make a third attempt. Beyond the third try, if you and I feel that we're making progress together and you would like me to continue, the project will go into overtime; but if either of us feels, after three tries, that it would be useless to work further together, then I will refund half the fee.
I am realistic enough to know that I can't please everyone. Still, after 17 years in the business, I have an extremely high customer satisfaction rate -- with only three customers I could not satisfy, no matter what I tried to do for them.
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