How our CV Reviews work:

Send your CV to, along with your Skype name if possible, or phone number, and we’ll be in touch to arrange a good time for a 10-minute chat about your CV.

What will we discuss?
We’ll discuss overall layout and whether your CV is compatible with CV scanning software or ‘ATS’. Many people still do not know about ATS – it’s the software employers or employment agencies use to electronically assess your CV to see if you are compatible with the role. A number of factors can interfere with the reader – particularly tables, pictures and textboxes – so those attractive infographics or effects may actually be interfering with the message you want to convey. Another thing to avoid if you can is PDF – use Word instead – it’s guaranteed to get through the readers. There is some disagreement about PDF, but if you want to know more, see this article:

We will also discuss numerous other factors such as are your achievements coming across – are you standing out? This can be done in two different ways – first ensuring that the language used is active, concise and impactful – and connected with this is wherever possible to give yourself an achievements section. This is where most people struggle – getting the achievements that matter to come across in your CV.

Spelling, grammar and style – is the CV written well with accurate spelling and grammar? This is another area which is often neglected through no real fault of the owner – we get many CV orders in from those for whom English is not their first language, and we love to help those people get it all written in perfect English with all punctuation correctly placed.

Finally, we will check if all areas are clearly set out and in the right places – are dates, companies and job titles clear? Are your duties, skills and attributes clear to the reader?

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CV Reviews

  • My first experience of Winning-Words could not have been better, my proof reader Becky was extremely efficient and was able to give feedback on the drafts of my dissertation very promptly. I was really pleased with the overall service, and it gave great reassurance to know my writing made sense! If you want a flexible, friendly service with skilled and professional readers I highly recommend Winning-Words-thanks Becky!
  • I have used the Winning Words on couple occasions and I was really impressed by the services provided. It was prompt, efficient and very professional. They have edited and prepared for me LinkedIn profile as well as quite complex job application. I can highly recommend their services!
  • I must say that I was really impressed by Becky’s attention to details. I’ve requested a proofreading and I am very happy with the result. Highly recommended.
    Paul Hoda
  • ‘This is brilliant!!! Thank you so very much! Please can you do one for my husband?’
    ...about LinkedIn profile
  • I just wanted to say that I was at first skeptical about whether it was worth paying for a CV or not but I’m glad I did. My writer was very helpful and professional and put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that the CV reflected my experience well and would make a good impression on recruiters. Having her help has given me confidence in both my skills and my job applications and I would highly recommend her. Let’s hope it leads to some good career opportunities!
    Ruth D
  • Thank you very much for the cover letter! On Sunday morning!!!! More than thankful 🙂 I think it is really good and I do hope I receive a call from them.
    Grita B
  • I have had the distinct pleasure of having Becky as a proofreader for my Master dissertation. In order to achieve the highest grades and my deepest respect, she has demonstrated outstanding performance while working in my final project and maintained a clear sense of purpose.
    Farman Aziz
    MSc International Business, Coventry University
  • Winning Words turns round work quickly and operates intelligently.
    Ray Keenoy
    Senior Editor, Boulevard Books
  • Dear Winning Words, Lewis Kingston, the author of The Silver Llama, wanted me to pass on the message that you did a wonderful job on his book.
    Robert Judkins
    Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers Ltd
  • Winning Words assisted our marketing team in converting our Christmas direct mail campaign letters, to an e-newsletter format. They produced a very high standard of work.
    Air Ambulance Service
  • I had my dissertation proofread by them. They corrected the punctuation and gave me feedback on how logical my arguments were which was very important for me. Overall, great service, really fast and accurate. Glad I chose Winning Words – write, edit, translate!
    Antonis Antonopoulos
    English language teaching student, Warwick University
  • This is the first time i have used winning words. The quality and service is second to none. I will definatly use them again in the future, thank you Daniel