Hello, I'm Dr. Rico!
I specialize in résumé building, editing, and career solutions for Senior and Executive-level professionals.
From generating materials for TEDx speakers & Marketing executives to optimizing profiles for Energy & Petroleum professionals, I'm a trusted expert with 14+ years of experience helping forward-thinking leaders level up.
I'm passionate about helping you bounce back. Whether you’re a tenure-track professor submitting to publishers or an Oil & Gas industry leader needing a targeted résumé, you are in qualified hands.
MY RESUME & LINKEDIN GUARANTEE
✔️ I tailor your materials specifically for your industry and job search timeline.
✔️ I optimize your profile to give you the competitive edge to lock in interviews faster.
✔️ I customize your content based on my industry knowledge of scanning software & hiring managers' preferences.
Your career goals are unique. That's why I tailor my services to suit each individual client's needs. From resume and cover letter building to LinkedIn optimization, I position you as the ideal candidate.
You need a skilled professional to help you both beat scanning software and attract recruiters. My insider techniques optimize your materials so you advance in the hiring process.
HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
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WHY CHOOSE RICO EDITORIAL SERVICES?
For those seeking my editing expertise, reaching a final product is a team effort. My job is to smooth out your writing, not make it conform to my own style. Your writing will read like the best version of your work. If you're on the job hunt, I provide customized documents that are proven to jumpstart your next career move.
YOU CAN GET BACK TO WORK FASTER.
You're the Boss
Need document editing? I use the Tracked Changes feature of Word so you can review exactly what's been done. For more in-depth revisions on items like articles and book manuscripts, I add user-friendly comments for extra guidance. Need a targeted resume or cover letter? I provide you with bold, concise documents that help you stand out in a tough job market.
YOU HAVE AN EXPERT ON YOUR SIDE.
Experienced & Qualified
Anyone can say they’re an editor, but I have a Ph.D. in English with a strong publication record and extensive resume building, editing, and career consulting experience. I'm also a sought-after speaker on Oil & Gas industry resumes, career changing, and job search strategies for international professionals. See my About page for details.
YOU ARE IN QUALIFIED HANDS.
Before we work together, I ask to see a sample of your writing. If I am confident that my expertise is right for your needs, we move forward with a consultation to address a detailed timeline and tailored packages custom-made for you. From there we determine if my offerings are an ideal fit for your professional goals.
YOU CAN BOOK MY SERVICES WITH CONFIDENCE.
I love exceeding clients' expectations and have 65+ glowing testimonials on my LinkedIn profile!
Scroll below for a sampling of reviews from my most recent clients and what they say about my work.
"After applying to jobs and not really getting anywhere I knew something needed to change. So I reached out to Amanda Rico for her Resume Writing services. She tremendously improved my resume by putting into words all the things I wanted to say but didn't know how too. Amanda is very familiar with how the job application process works these days and what HR personnel wants to see on your resume. If you or someone you know wants to improve a resume you will not be disappointed with Amanda's services."
Technical Sales Representative
I'm an active voice in my community and love engaging with industry professionals, public officials, and job seekers via LinkedIn and speaking engagements. Feel free to reach out if you need a career solutions expert for your next seminar, expo, or workshop!
ABOUT YOUR SPECIALIST
With 14+ years of experience ranging from generating materials for TEDx speakers & Healthcare executives to optimizing profiles for Energy & Petroleum managers, I'm passionate about helping forward-thinking leaders level up.
- Experience -
I started my career editing book manuscripts for professors on their path to tenure and helping colleagues shift their C.V.s to resumes while also publishing scholarly articles of my own.
I have helped hundreds of clients land new jobs and promotions through high-quality documents that make them stand out in tough job markets.
I am a Houston Business Journal and Oilwoman magazine columnist and highly-requested professional development seminar speaker with a proven track record of working alongside public officials, career diplomats, and corporate executives like:
✔️CEO of Halliburton Jeff Miller
✔️Former CEO of GE Jeff Immelt
✔️Ambassador Thomas Pickering
✔️Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
✔️Houston Astros Owner Jim Crane
✔️Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison
✔️Chevron E&P President Jeff Shellebarger
✔️Department of State Diplomat Julie Kavanagh
- Education -
Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University
M.A. in English from The University of Oklahoma
B.A. in English from The University of Oklahoma
- Career Highlights -
Director of Global & Social Awareness
University English Instructor
Graduate Research Assistant
Director of Education
Senior Manager of Education
Senior Grants Manager
Grant Researcher, Editor & Writer
Owner, Resume Expert & Editorial Specialist
- Quirks -
I can chat about almost any topic - from philosophy to Oil & Gas operations.
My favorite book and movie genres are horror, sci-fi, and speculative fiction!
My top 3 favorite films include Alien, Aliens, and Under the Skin - in that order.
I am passionate about global affairs and am proficient in both French and Spanish.