My Work Ethic

 In Work Process

Since 2009, I have worked in remote environments in the U.S. and Canada—as a tutor, copyeditor, resume writer, and business copywriter. While I wholeheartedly believe in flexible work options and technological advances for efficiency, I always think about the value of meaningful interactions and trust in professional environments.

These are some principles of my work ethic as a professional writer:

  1. Active listening to my clients’ goals and needs in a collaborative process.
  2. Attention to the rhetorical situation: reader, writer, text, and content.
  3. Commitment to clarifying all the aspects of an assignment: the purpose of the text, desired action/outcome, key facts, background information, short-term and long-term goals, key stakeholders, and main challenges.
  4. Confidentiality.
  5. Research and fact-checking to have a solid idea of the competition and core client groups.
  6. An appropriate tone – friendly, informed, and empathetic – based on audience analysis.
  7. Content is king. I pay attention to brevity, white space, and low visual load.


About the author:

Tanya Mykhaylychenko is a professional resume writer with a background in content writing, university teaching, and IT staffing. She is a member of Editors Canada and Career Professionals of Canada. For more information, please visit or contact her at to schedule a free introductory consultation.

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