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Our Services

One-stop virtual support ...

 Certified Resume Writing Help

At Essential Office Online, we understand that keeping up with administrative and marketing tasks can be overwhelming. We're your solution to saving time and money. We've got you covered.


Our virtual assistants produce high quality results. Whether you need to launch or grow a business with a new website, or to find a new job, we're here to help you achieve your goals.  

Basic Resume or Simple Update: $99+
University/College Grad: $270+
Mid Career, Non Management: $310+
Supervisor / Manager: $329+ 
Includes Resume, Cover Letter and Interview Articles.  

Learn how to do a great interview on Zoom, one-on-one: Add, $80
LinkedIn Text: $150
Extra Cover Letter: Add, $40
Thank You Letter: Add, $40

Virtual Executive and Administrative Assistance
  • Transcription, typing and dictation, i.e. focus groups, research typing.

  • Spreadsheets creation and management; and data entry

  • Create a presentation from draft copy.  Enhance an existing presentation.

  • Proofreading and editing

  • PDF conversion to Word

  • Research: market research, content research for blogs, videos, and webinars

  • Website updates

  • Coordinate your schedule and calendar

  • Create and manage client contact list 

  • Bill payments and invoicing

  • Email follow-ups and responses

  • Manage and store files in Google Drive

  • Faxing

  • Travel arrangements:  flight, hotel and ground transportation

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Karen Shane, CPRW, CRS, Your Resume Writing Expert

Fees are displayed at the end of this column. 

Certified Professional Resume Writers will help you stand out from the competition. You can reduce time searching for employment by asking us to prepare your professional resume and cover letter, thank you letter or reference page.  

What industry do you work in or want to work in? We know medical terminology.


An interactive interview coaching session on Zoom may be just what you need to do well in your interview. Ask for Karen when you phone or email.

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The process and how it works:

Our certified resume writers speak with clients on the phone, by Zoom and then highlight their achievements, results, abilities and potential.


So many of our clients since 1994 benefited from our professional resume writing services that include a persuasive and powerful writing style.

After taking time to create your resume project, we’ll email it to you for your review. You can call us to discuss or you may simply reply by email. 

Do you want a resume update or a new resume?

You'll receive exceptional one-on-one customer service.

VISIT our main website and read our reviews.  Contact Karen at 416-226-0460. Or email: and be sure to mention: Essential Office Online.  Of course, everything is 100% confidential. 

Additional Secretarial / Administrative Assistant Services are available such as content writing, marketing letters for small business, digital transcription services for business or personal use from files sent by internet or on CD. 


Give us all your information for a specific quote in Canadian dollars.

Basic resumes are $120-$150

New Grads: $180-$250

Non Management: $180-$280  

Supervisors/Coordinators: $290-$380

Middle Management: $200-$300

Management $300-550 

Change of career: $180-$300

Engineering and IT resume projects will be assessed by the resume writer directly.

Senior Managers, Executives, Executive Assistants: from $400-$680

Transcription, Typing & Document Formatting


Transcription from MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, and VLC (3GA) audio file formats.


​Proofreading, editing and reformatting.

Business Transcription:  minutes notes, interviews, lectures, speeches, seminars.

Medical Transcription:  general practice notes, intervention reports, medical assessment reports.

Legal Transcription:  court notes, interviews, meeting reports.

Insurance Transcription:  insurance investor reports, attending physician statement reports, accident/injury reports.

Academic Transcription:  Interviews, thesis, dissertations, research notes, lecture notes, seminar notes

For university and college students:  Thesis, dissertations, other academic papers.

Transcription Timing:  1 hour of audio recording takes approximately 6 to 8 hours to transcribe depending on quality of recording.  The better the quality of the recording, the faster the transcription.


Business plans 
Forms and templates 
Meeting Minutes 
Medical assessment and evaluation reports

Medical intervention plan reports
Speeches and lectures
Academic documents, and,  
Research papers

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Document Formatting

  • Remove unwanted spaces, breaks, tabs and sections to clean the content text for formatting.

  • Set margins, orientation, headers, footers, page numbers, breaks, sections, columns, and tables.

  • Set styling for headings, sub-headings, lists, point or numbered paragraphs and sub-paragraphs, and numbering.  

  • Integrate footnotes and references

  • Branding: Select fonts, styling and colour with your company logo for the front cover layout and include borders, lines and fills, if desired.

  • Headers and Footers:  Add the document title, company name and date.

  • Tables:  Fit tables within the context relevant to the content, set orientation as required to fit and clearly display the data.

  • Images:  Size, crop, rotate, reshape and integrate images to fit in with the text on each page.

  • Captions:  Add title and/or number for each figure, table, chart and diagram for display and cross-reference.

  • Footnotes:  Include consistently styled references that are linked to numbered references on each page.  If preferred, a list of footnotes can be added at the end of the document.

  • Table of Contents:  Create and style the table of contents; list of appendices, list of figures, and list of tables with as numbers or roman numerals accordingly.

We accept Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and PDF documents.  

If you are sending images, we accept JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG, and BMP.

For branding, provide your company logo, colour scheme and guidelines.  Your logo should be a high quality JPEG file.  For licensing reasons, we use Microsoft fonts in editable files.

Let us know the size of your document pages.  Do you want lettersize, legal size or metric?

Please include specific instructions for layout if your document is to conform to unique formatting requirements. 


Data Entry & Basic Bookkeeping Services

Spreadsheet Creation and Maintenance

  • Customer lists and mailing labels

  • Inventory

  • Financial data and reports

  • Mailing lists and mail merges

Basic Bookkeeping

  • Chart of Accounts setup

  • Accounts Payable and Receivable

  • Bank reconciliations

  • General ledger data entry 

  • Report generation

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Branding & Print Marketing

We can design documents to impress and get the word out about your brand. 

  • Basic Logo Design​

  • Flyers

  • Brochures

  • Posters

  • Postcards

  • Business Cards

  • Newsletters

  • Logos

  • Letterhead

  • Calendars

  • Create simple graphics for your ebooks, blogs, and website

  • Edit images using desktop editing applications

Website Design & Internet Marketing

Website Design

  • Website planning and production

  • Registration of domain names

  • Template selection and customization

  • Source images and videos relevant to your business or special interests

  • Image galleries and slideshows

  • Animation

  • Call to action buttons

  • Blog page management:  posting and categorizing blogs

  • Content page:  Contact form; Google map

  • eCommerce:  set up products with prices; "add to cart"

  • Ongoing website maintenance

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Digital Marketing Services

  • Search Engine Optimization

  • Register with Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster

  • Google Analytics

  • Monthly traffic reports

  • Meta tags

  • Web content writing and blogging

  • Keyword research

  • Website speedtest

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Building Renovators

Building Maintenance







Real Estate


Performing Arts


Health Care

Personal Support Workers


Mental Health Counsellors


Medical Intervention

Resume Writing for all the above.

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