“I have to agree with one of the testimonials on his profile that says, “Makes me reconsider what 5 stars means for everyone else I’ve worked with.”
I’ve worked with many consultants in my career (both on Upwork and in real life.) I’ve found that good consultants provide you with the requested deliverable on time and on budget while keeping you informed on progress. Great consultants on the other hand also do this, but teach you something in the process.
I actually learned something from Russ in his initial proposal, before I even awarded him the contract. He showed me some problems in the document I provided for quote purposes, that I was not even aware of, which would have plagued me down the road. This also answered some long-standing questions I’ve had about Word in mind that I could never quite find the answer to.
Working with Russ answers once and for all, “what’s the difference between working with a professional/specialist vs an amateur/generalist?”
As a result of working with him, I have a new way of working with Word.
I also now have an asset – a properly structured, beautiful, REUSABLE Word template – in addition to my initial request.
And if that’s not enough, he provided videos explaining his work and findings that I can refer back to as needed.
By using Russ for this project, I feel as if I’ve made an investment in my project rather than simply conduct a business transaction.
I cannot recommend this man highly enough.“