ASAP Edit, http://www.asapedit.com, is the brainchild of Yitz Francus, a professional writer, attorney and entrepreneur who has held a number of senior executive positions in his career. In true entrepreneurial fashion, ASAP Edit was inspired by a job search. “I was on the job market for the first time in almost a decade,” says Francus, “and the pace had become blinding. Executive job search sites and an army of freelancers offered career consulting and professional writing services for every set piece of the job search process – resumes, bios, cover letters, thank you notes, KSAs (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities), follow-up letters, reference verifications.”
Online editing services are not new. Businesses like WordsRU and FirstEditing.com provide editing services, while sites like Guru, Elance and the Editorial Freelancers Association provide a marketplace where writers and editors bid on posted assignments. But these services are not designed to help executives who need editing for short, high-stakes documents on a tight deadline. By contrast, ASAP Edit is focused specifically on short career communications that have to go out quickly. “Critical job emails don’t need to go out in five seconds,” Francus notes, “but they do need to arrive by the end of the business day or by the next business morning. Like FedEx for electronic mail”
Says Lesic, “The Internet exerts pressure on executive job candidates to send employers thoughtful, tailored responses quickly.” ASAP Edit wants to ensure that those communications can be professionally edited.
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Fast, professional editing for time-sensitive business and executive job search communications, including cover letters, thank you notes, sales proposals and other correspondence that needs to go out fast, needs to be perfect and needs to sound like you.