Signe J.
Wisconsin RapidsWI
100% Job Success
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Professional Editor, Proofreader, Resume Writer, and Content Writer

I am an accomplished resume writer, developmental editor, copyeditor, and proofreader with a proven track record. My resume clients are consistently discovered by recruiters and hiring managers and are invited to job interviews. Furthermore, my editing clients have published in literary, academic, and trade publications in addition to signing with literary agents and publishing their books both traditionally and independently. I've also edited personal statements and application essays that have resulted in my clients being admitted to law school, medical school, dental school, and more. I have a versatile skill set. I write professional resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles designed to be compatible with employer Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). I also offer assessments and professional critiques of literary fiction and nonfiction with tangible suggestions for revision. In addition, I help writers to develop and refine their work at any stage of the writing process by editing and proofing manuscripts, articles, marketing materials, annual reports, dissertations, and everything in between for clarity and coherence. Finally, I write blog and social media posts, cover letters, scholarly articles, journalistic pieces, web content, and creative pieces. I have edited creative work by Robert Vivian, Philip Dacey, Mariko Nagai, Andria Williams, Simon Perchik, Joyce Dyer, Karl Elder, and James Grabill, among others, and I have also interviewed New York Times best-selling author Chad Harbach (author of The Art of Fielding). My essays and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Sonora Review, Fugue, Dos Passos Review, Oyez Review, and Steam Ticket. I am the owner of Signe Jorgenson Editorial Services, and I serve as Co-Editor in Chief at both Pebblebrook Press and Stoneboat Literary Journal. More information about me, my services, and my editing work can be found on my website.

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  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Resume Writing
  • Line Editing
  • Academic Editing
  • Book Editing
  • LinkedIn Profile Creation


Endorsements from past clients

"I have worked with Signe for 10 years at Stoneboat Literary Journal and Pebblebrook Press. Her editing is phenomenal. She is thorough, and she does a great job of retaining each writer's voice while correcting errors and bringing pieces in line with our house style. I also hired her to write a resume for me when I finished graduate school. She was able to distill my experience and tell the story of my career in an appealing way. She is an excellent editor and resume writer!"

Rob P. | Assistant Manager Jun 2020


"Regardless of your skills, education, and background, it can be tough to get hired into the perfect job in a highly competitive field. I hired Signe to help me write a cover letter that could convey my diverse experiences and broad skill set in an integrated manner. Signe was phenomenal at constructing a narrative that showcased my background as an asset to any team. She showed my employer-to-be that I was flexible, innovative, and would meet any challenge. She also worked back-and-forth with me to ensure that the letter was truly my own. With that new cover letter in hand, I was able to get hired by my number one choice. Signe was able to help me achieve my goals and get the dream job! I definitely recommend working with her!"

Alicia B. | Public Health Specialist
Resume Jun 2020


"I initially hired Signe to edit an ebook I wrote on tenants' rights in Chicago. She did an excellent job learning the complex topic and working her way though all the legalese and legal concepts. My project was completed on a timely basis. I have since used her for many additional writing and editing projects."

Andy B. | Owner, Brabender Law
Proofreading, Copyediting, Content Writing Jun 2020


"Signe J. has been instrumental in the writing of my memoir-in-progress, website content, blog posts, and LinkedIn profile. I began working with her in 2016 when I was inspired to write my memoir. I lack formal writing instruction and had no idea how difficult this process would be. Without Signe, I know I would still be stumbling around, not only in development and structure but in the reflection process. She knew just what questions to ask, and each draft was met with pages of developmental notes and a corresponding annotated manuscript."

Monica H. | Writer
LinkedIn Profile, Copyediting, Developmental Editing Jun 2020


"Signe helped bring my resume up to current standards;s her probing questions made me think hard to develop strong, active statements of my accomplishments. My background became clearer and sharper with her guidance and crafting. I have recommended Signe to other colleagues and will continue to do so."

Donna K. | Editor
Resume Jun 2020


"Signed helped me take my resume and crank to 11. She was timely, cost effective, and detailed in her approach and information gathering. I would highly recommend anyone looking to put themselves a step ahead of others, seek out Signe’s editorial services!"

Alister K. | Graduate Student
Resume Jun 2020


"Signe is my go-to editor. She not only ensures that my copy is well-written but also provides me with actionable tips that I can use to improve my writing. She is an instructor and an editor wrapped up in one highly-professional, reliable package. I often recommend her to others who are in need of a dependable partner. "

Tonya P. | Freelance Writer
Proofreading, Copyediting Jun 2020