Certified Master Resume Writer (CMRW), Certified Executive Resume Master (CERM), Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) & Certified Resume Analyst (CRA), Founder and Senior Editor – Resumes, Cover Letters, Professional Bios, Personal Statements, LinkedIn Profiles

Brenda Bernstein, Founder and Senior Editor at The Essay Expert LLC, is the  author of How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile, a book that held the #1 best-seller spot in Amazon’s business writing skills list for over 2 years. A sought-after speaker and award-winning businesswoman and resume writer, Brenda is a dedicated student of leadership and a trained life coach. Armed with a B.A. in English with honors from Yale and a J.D. with honors from NYU Law School, she has been partnering with job seekers and college applicants for over 15 years to create effective written application documents. Brenda practiced law for ten years in New York City and spent a year as a J.D. Career Advisor with the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Office of Career Services. She currently works part-time as a Law School Admissions Consultant for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

Brenda’s expertise lies not just in creating an effective product, but in listening closely to her clients’ background and goals. Clients report that they gain clarity about themselves and their message, in addition to having that message expressed on the page.


3x Award-Winning Executive Resume Writer, Transactional Attorney, Executive Career Consultant, Executive Resume Writer – Executive Resumes, Cover Letters, Biographies, LinkedIn Profiles: Sales Resumes, Real Estate Resumes, Operations Resumes, Human Resources Resumes, Communications Resumes, Non-Profit Resumes, Finance Resumes, Hospitality Resumes

Julio Mesa, Esq. won three 2020 TORI Awards for High Tech (1st place), Executive (2nd place), and Healthcare/Medical (2nd place). As an executive resume writer, career strategist and established transactional attorney, his track record includes elevating the growth trajectories of Fortune 500 executives, non-profit leaders, Emmy-Award winners, and entrepreneurs alike. Beyond his analytical and technical writing faculties, one of Julio’s key strengths is his design expertise. He is skilled at translating clients’ key achievements into elegant visuals that delight and drive engagement with gatekeepers.

Julio is a Florida Bar Licensed Attorney and active member of Career Directors International. He holds a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Finance from the University of Florida.


Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW), Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Career Storyteller (CCST), Certified Case Manager (CCMC), M.Ed. – Executive Resumes: Finance Resumes, C-level Resumes, Innovation Executive Resumes, Business Growth Strategist Resumes, Chief Strategy Officer Resumes, Business Transformation Specialist Resumes

Catharine is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, a graduate of the Resume Writing Academy, and a Certified Career Storyteller. Her journey as a career consultant and writer began more than a decade ago at a small private university, where she advanced from a role as Career Coordinator to Director of Career Services and Adjunct Instructor. Over the past five years, Catharine has expanded her practice to include clients in the private sector and has been honored to work with executives, rising stars, and new graduates from all over the world.

Catharine served as a Board member at the National Resume Writers’ Association for two years and is a speaker at industry-specific conferences including the Career Thought Leaders Consortium and The National Resume Writers’ Association. As a writer, she partners with her clients to unearth their unique value proposition, then designs compelling written materials that intersect with the needs of the market.


Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), LinkedIn Profile Writer – Executive Resumes, Mid-Level Resumes, Entry-Level Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles

Chris is a LinkedIn profile writer, personal branding strategist and professional resume writer with 20 years of experience in the corporate and organizational communications field. He loves to work with clients to help them tell their career story in an authentic and engaging way, highlighting their strengths, accomplishments and professional philosophy. In his communications career, Chris worked for organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, NASA, Lockheed Martin and ExxonMobil, writing for military generals, CEOs and countless executives. He penned speeches delivered before a UN committee, a Wharton Business School industry event and numerous university commencements as well as news releases featured in the Wall Street Journal and an executive OpEd that appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with additional graduate studies in communications and English composition and rhetoric. He holds the Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) designation through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches.


9x Award-Winning Executive Resume Writer, Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW), Certified Resume Strategist (CRS) – Executive Resumes, Cover Letters, Biographies, LinkedIn Profiles: C-Level Resumes, Legal & Regulatory Resumes, Operations Resumes, Finance and Accounting Resumes, Human Resources Resumes, Marketing Resumes, Business Development Resumes, Engineering Resumes, IT Resumes

Jennifer is a multi-certified resume writer who has dedicated more than a decade to creating authentic and effective career documents for clients across industries. She has won two TORI (Toast of the Resume Industry) awards, including Best International Resume (2nd Place), and her work has been published in Modernize Your Resume, Modernize Your Job Search Letters, and Resumes for Dummies (8th Edition). A specialist in developing her clients’ professional brand and discovering their most impactful achievements, she partners closely with C-suite executives and business leaders to craft career documents that support their goals.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in finance, Jennifer worked as a Commercial and Contract Analyst, experience that gave her a sound business background which she combines with her resume strategies. A member of Career Directors International (CDI) and the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC), she is committed to continuous learning in the industry while creating interview-winning documents.


Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW) – Executive Resumes, Mid-Level Resumes, Executive LinkedIn Profiles, and Executive Cover Letters: Finance Resumes, Procurement Resumes, IT Resumes, Technology Resumes, Business Development Resumes, Sales & Marketing Resumes

Rebecca is a Certified Advanced Resume Writer, a graduate of Resume Mastery, and a LinkedIn specialist with 15+ years of experience helping C-suite leaders advance their careers. She leverages several years as a recruiter to craft targeted resumes and LinkedIn profiles that stand out—boosting her clients’ visibility with recruiters, hiring managers, and executive boards.

Rebecca graduated with honors and holds a BA in Humanities. Her active memberships include the National Resume Writers’ Association (NRWA), Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC), and Career Directors International (CDI). Rebecca is a 2022 TORI Award Nominee.


Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW), MBA, PhD – Executive Resumes: IT Resumes, Technology Resumes, Finance Resumes, Operations Resumes, Business Development Resumes, HR Resumes, Compliance Resumes, Sales Resumes, Project Management Resumes, Startup Resumes, Emerging Technology Resumes, Healthcare Resumes, Science Resumes, Higher Education Resumes, Government Resumes

With an MBA in Business Administration and Ph.D. in Philosophy, Patrick has written over 2,000 successful resumes and supporting documents for upper-level managers and senior professionals in all industries and functions. He particularly welcomes foreign clients and those with career gaps or facing career transitions.

Patrick has assisted everyone from foreign applicants to new graduates to self-employed and entrepreneurial professionals. As an Academy Certified Resume Writer, he has been particularly successful with upper-level technical professionals in IT development and management, civil engineering, real estate development, power generation, environmental areas, scientific research, and medical specialties. He is also comfortable writing for upper-level managers in operations, marketing, sales, finance, and human resources and for project managers and consultants.




Extraordinary Virtual Assistant Providing Client Support for The Essay Expert

Jeanne is a Jane of All Trades and a Master of Business Support. She often acts as the face of The Essay Expert, while at the same providing indispensable behind-the-scenes support. Jeanne maintains her tech savvy by staying up to date with current online programs and services available to small businesses such as her own. With 8 years of hands-on experience in all facets of client services, marketing and business programs, as well as a background in web environment, she has helped career services industry professionals across the US to expand and thrive, continually receiving rave reviews from her clients for her dedication, integrity, professionalism and great work.

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