• Commercial Copywriting
    Technical & Executive Resumes

  • Career Services



    Resumes
    Cover Letters
    Professional Bios

  • Workshop Instructor



    Personal Resume Writing
    Commercial Operating Procedures

Who I Am

Wood Writes is a business writing service provided by senior level technical copywriter Michelle Wood.

Based in the greater Chicago area, I work with businesses nationwide that lack an internal marketing department to deliver the right message to the right audience.

I also work with private professionals to craft compelling, high quality resumes in alignment with contemporary standards, optimized for the digital screening paradigm.

What I Do

Commercial

Collaborate with marketing and product design teams in technical, commercial and industrial businesses to develop effective marketing collateral.

Career

Work with professionals at all stages in their career to craft resumes that meet contemporary standards and effectively illustrate their value.

Consultant

Analyze existing marketing collateral or resume content against current standards and client's goals, and make recommendations for improvement.

Classroom

Teach workshops on the essential Do's and Don'ts of resume writing. Lead corporate workshops on the principals of writing effective operating procedures.

What People Say

Michelle's talent and attention to detail is unparalleled even in technical writing. If you want your message to be delivered, she has the expertise to build your vehicle.

Mike R, IT System Administrator

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-20T11:32:01+00:00

Mike R, IT System Administrator

Michelle's talent and attention to detail is unparalleled even in technical writing. If you want your message to be delivered, she has the expertise to build your vehicle.
Michelle is a master at applying the craft of storytelling to a resumé. She manages to showcase her clients’ professional experiences, as well as their unique personality in the standard “no more than two pages” format.

Sara Stasila, Enterprise Architect, Office of Innovation, SAP

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-17T12:28:29+00:00

Sara Stasila, Enterprise Architect, Office of Innovation, SAP

Michelle is a master at applying the craft of storytelling to a resumé. She manages to showcase her clients’ professional experiences, as well as their unique personality in the standard “no more than two pages” format.
Michelle is by far one of the best copywriters I’ve ever worked with. In addition to her outstanding writing skills, she is incredibly bright and has an uncanny ability to grasp complex products quickly and then communicate it in a way so the average target audience can understand it. She is an extremely hard worker and has often gone beyond what was expected of her. Michelle doesn’t simply regurgitate what the client has told her to say. Instead, she puts in a lot of thought about how the copy will help drive her client’s business. As a result, clients viewed us as thinkers and partners instead of order takers.

Bonnie Lu, Marketing Manager

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-20T11:29:34+00:00

Bonnie Lu, Marketing Manager

Michelle is by far one of the best copywriters I’ve ever worked with. In addition to her outstanding writing skills, she is incredibly bright and has an uncanny ability to grasp complex products quickly and then communicate it in a way so the average target audience can understand it. She is an extremely hard worker and has often gone beyond what was expected of her. Michelle doesn’t simply regurgitate what the client has told her to say. Instead, she puts in a lot of thought about how the copy will help drive her client’s business. As a result, clients viewed us as thinkers and partners instead of order takers.
Michelle has an innate grasp of what information is relevant, and a talent for asking the right questions. She works to understand the complete professional, because everyone has more to offer than a list of skills.

As a hiring manager, I appreciate her expertise in organizing resume content in a way that makes it much easier to get an accurate picture of the candidate as a whole. This is a critical factor in determining if someone's working style will mesh well with existing team dynamics.

Bernd Huber, Vice President, Cyber Security

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-30T14:36:39+00:00

Bernd Huber, Vice President, Cyber Security

Michelle has an innate grasp of what information is relevant, and a talent for asking the right questions. She works to understand the complete professional, because everyone has more to offer than a list of skills. As a hiring manager, I appreciate her expertise in organizing resume content in a way that makes it much easier to get an accurate picture of the candidate as a whole. This is a critical factor in determining if someone's working style will mesh well with existing team dynamics.
Michelle Wood has a way of digging into your work history to pull out hidden gems. Many people tend to undervalue what we do on a daily basis, especially if we’ve been doing it for a while. What might seem common knowledge to me could be exactly the skill that an employer needs. Michelle knows how to find those details and bring them up front.

Heather R, Corporate Trainer & Instructional Designer

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-17T12:30:05+00:00

Heather R, Corporate Trainer & Instructional Designer

Michelle Wood has a way of digging into your work history to pull out hidden gems. Many people tend to undervalue what we do on a daily basis, especially if we’ve been doing it for a while. What might seem common knowledge to me could be exactly the skill that an employer needs. Michelle knows how to find those details and bring them up front.
The client reported they had an unbelievable response from the two ads we did. In fact, the ads were so successful they're going to have to increase the size of their manufacturing facility!

Jill Kaman, JSK Advertising Design

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-17T12:37:04+00:00

Jill Kaman, JSK Advertising Design

The client reported they had an unbelievable response from the two ads we did. In fact, the ads were so successful they're going to have to increase the size of their manufacturing facility!
Michelle was able to take what I felt were mundane parts of my skill set and showed me not only are they not mundane, they're valuable and marketable. She made my resume look amazing and made me feel much better about what I have to offer the workforce.

Becky B, Special Needs Home Care Staffing Recruiter

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-17T12:35:10+00:00

Becky B, Special Needs Home Care Staffing Recruiter

Michelle was able to take what I felt were mundane parts of my skill set and showed me not only are they not mundane, they're valuable and marketable. She made my resume look amazing and made me feel much better about what I have to offer the workforce.
Michelle helped rework my resume in ways that not only made me a more appealing candidate to employers, but helped me feel more confident and prepared.

Resa L, Registered Dietician

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-17T12:41:11+00:00

Resa L, Registered Dietician

Michelle helped rework my resume in ways that not only made me a more appealing candidate to employers, but helped me feel more confident and prepared.
Heard back from the client regarding the recruitment manual. You floored him! He said you did an amazing job... KUDOS! You're knocking everyone's socks off over here!

Tanya Jepsen, President, TMC Marketing

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-17T12:42:19+00:00

Tanya Jepsen, President, TMC Marketing

Heard back from the client regarding the recruitment manual. You floored him! He said you did an amazing job... KUDOS! You're knocking everyone's socks off over here!
It was truly a pleasure to work with a professional copywriter of this caliber. Michelle has an intuitive ability to convey your vision in words.

Lisa Krupp, Founder, Island Relief

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-19T17:00:51+00:00

Lisa Krupp, Founder, Island Relief

It was truly a pleasure to work with a professional copywriter of this caliber. Michelle has an intuitive ability to convey your vision in words.
Michelle's ability to listen with her heart, carefully assess your needs, and then respond with aplomb, sensitivity, and professionalism has been both inspiring and helpful. Her practical approach and timely response make it possible to complete each assignment within the allotted time and budgetary constraints. It's been a pleasure working with and learning from her. I will continue to use her services and recommend her to others who could benefit from her abilities, direction and inspiration.

Christie Clarke, The Out-A-Box Group

Michelle Wood, Freelance Technical Copywriter, Wood Writes Copywriting Services
2019-01-19T17:05:18+00:00

Christie Clarke, The Out-A-Box Group

Michelle's ability to listen with her heart, carefully assess your needs, and then respond with aplomb, sensitivity, and professionalism has been both inspiring and helpful. Her practical approach and timely response make it possible to complete each assignment within the allotted time and budgetary constraints. It's been a pleasure working with and learning from her. I will continue to use her services and recommend her to others who could benefit from her abilities, direction and inspiration.