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- Technical Writing
- Microsoft Word programming (VBA), including custom and automated templates,
automated forms, addins and more custom solutions
- Excel programming (VBA)
- Microsoft Word database connectivity (linking Word forms to a database)
- Document Conversions, batch processing tasks
- Online or onsite customized training for Microsoft products and technologies
- Webmasterweb hosting, design, development, deployment
- Dynamic database connectivity to internet/intranet sites to provide live data content
- Presentation design, development, deployment
- Technical Support
- Technical Consulting
(Technical Consultant & Microsoft MVP, MOS)
Dian has received Microsoft's MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award every year since 1995. She currently specializes in:
- Custom Word VBA template development, particularly for automated forms, and she specializes in Word form database connectivity (linking your forms to a database for dynamic data linking to documents)
- Technical writing and illustrations
- Custom Word macros to speed workflow
- Technical support and/or custom training for Microsoft technologies via
remote online media or onsite
- Dynamic data display to web/intranet sites using ASP/ADO technologies (linking your web pages to database to provide live data display and update capabilities)
Dian has worked as a technical graphic designer; OLE Automation Specialist;
WordBasic, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and Visual Basic programmer; ASP/ADO/SQL/VBS/VBA Word and web database connectivity developer, Tier
II escalation tech support rep; technical support supervisor; technical & infrastructure
project manager; webmaster; is a published technical writer, editor of her own,
popular support Ezine, TechTrax,
and teaches/develops custom online
training courses for web development, Windows and advanced Microsoft Word/Office
To view Dian's complete skill set
and service offerings, view her Consulting page at www.mousetrax.com/consulting. And to see sample of solutions she's developed for clients, see her Solutions Page.
You can contact Dian directly at email@example.com or request a quote here: http://www.mousetrax.com/Consulting_Quote.html.
MVP) and James Byrd
Susan and James are (respectively) the editorial and programming prowess behind Logical Expressions, Inc. (http://www.logicalexpressions.com), a company that creates books, software, and online publications The company created the software that runs the TechTrax site, an online content management system called the Logical Web Publisher.
Susan Daffron creates the cover art for TechTrax and has been a writer, editor and graphic designer since 1988.
She is the author of more than 60 articles that have appeared in national magazines, at least 150 newspaper articles, hundreds of online articles, ebooks, and courseware for an online training class. Susan is the author of a number of books, including Web Business Success, Happy Hound, Vegan Success, and How
to Use PowerPoint 2000 (Sams), as well as contributing author of Microsoft
Office Expert Solutions (Que).
(A full list of writing credits is at http://www.logicalexpressions.com/writcred.htm.)
Many other samples of Susan's writing are online. She publishes weekly computing ezine called Logical Tips ( http://www.logicaltips.com ), a biweekly pet-related ezine called Pet Tails ( http://www.pet-tails.com ), and a free computer magazine at http://www.computorcompanion.com . She also wrote all the content for a recipe site (http://www.manyveggierecipes.com) and a newsletter site ( http://www.newsletterhelp.com ).
Susan has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor, and designer
of magazines, newsletters, books and other book-length documents such as users
guides and manuals. Her company Logical Expressions, Inc. creates custom software
and offers Web site development including web page design, back-end database
programming, hosting, and e-commerce.
was a Word MVP back in the CompuServe forum days, which is how she met Dian.
They finally got to meet each other and lots of Microsofties in Redmond. (Dian
remains annoyed that Susan won the incredibly cool Microsoft leather jacket
that she wanted really, really bad) When they aren't involved
in nerdy matters, Susan and James enjoy life with their many critters (4 dogs
and 2 cats) in their log home in the middle of a forest in deepest Idaho.
You can find more information on Logical Expressions
and Susan and James (including boring stuff like resumes)
at the LEI site.
Or you can contact them by using the form on this page.
Geetesh, based in Secunderabad/Hyderabad, India has been involved with print,
presentation and web media through the use of color and design. A Microsoft
PowerPoint MVP since 2001, Geetesh believes presentations are a sum of elementseach
element can be fascinatingwith all their abstracts, concepts, and designs.
Geetesh creates presentations and templates professionally and also manages
the indezine.com and powerpointed.com Web sites.
Geetesh has written articles for various sites including Microsoft's Office
Community, TechTrax and InfoComm. He also runs the monthly PowerPoint Ezine
that details happenings in the world of PowerPoint. See http://www.indezine.com
for further details.
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Creation of custom templates
- Presentation creation and renovation
- Website interface design
- Presentation distribution
(Web Design, Graphic Design, & Illustration)
Sue’s freelance design business has been thriving since 1998. Additionally, she can assist clients in the following areas:
- Web design, corporate identity, and business collateral design.
- Technical and non-technical illustrations.
- Webmaster—including web hosting, site registration, design, development, deployment, and maintenance.
- Presentation design, development, and deployment.
Sue’s recent design clients have included: Cultural Communications, Fordham University, Heartbeat Digital, Jason Zweig, Parents.com, and Diallo Photography. She has enjoyed a very diverse range of clients, from individual artists and non-profit companies to small businesses and large financial and commercial enterprises.
The key to her success? Besides a wealth of talent, tireless perseverence, and a delightful personality, her rates are very reasonable!
To find out more, visit her at www.luckychair.com, or email her directly at email@example.com.
Herb Tyson (http://www.herbtyson.com), in the Washington, DC area, is a 13-year Microsoft MVP (since 1994), using a wealth of real-world experience to help users with Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook.
Having used every version of Word, extensively, if there's something you want done with Word, Herb can do it—from converting documents, to designing templates for document consistency and automation, to taking advantage of software features to maximize the value of your computing investments.
Herb has written over a dozen books, including five about Microsoft Word, and another about Microsoft Outlook. His Word 2007 Bible is receiving rave reviews.
Herb's 25+ years of experience includes software training and consulting, writing and editing, criminology, econometrics, expert witness work in EEO and compensation litigation, labor economics, social science, real estate market analysis, the music industry, working with Girl Scouts, and more. His interdisciplinary Ph.D. is fashioned from economics, education, labor and industrial relations, the law and sociology, with an emphasis on quantitative methods.
At the core, Herb is a problem solver. He uses his experience to help make your job easier, more efficient and more effective. Contact Herb at herb at thetysons.org or visit him on the web at http://www.herbtyson.com or http://word2007bible.blogspot.com.
Bill is a Word automation consultant who helps organizations produce better documents
in less time. If you want to simplify complex tasks, automate repetitive tasks,
enforce format and content standards, and/or eliminate training requirements, he may
be able to help.
Bill is also the developer of the DataPrompter® add-in for Word, a popular add-in for Word that has been licensed by nearly 18,000 users in more than a dozen countries. DataPrompter creates reports, proposals, sales letters, contracts, and other documents for you, and then automatically prompts you for any data that needs to be changed. It was developed for business, law, sales, finance, real estate, and government users who need to complete their work in seconds while making sure that data is updated consistently throughout their documents.
For more information, contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit his website at http://www.wordsite.com.
(Software and Technology Consultant)
David is the lead developer of Soundside, Inc. He was educated at the University
of Pennsylvania, began his career at Microsoft, and has been a freelance software
consultant since 1991.
David is experienced in many different technologies, including:
Microsoft SQL Server
Author bio for further details or contact David directly with
your project needs by email at: david@SoundsideSoftware.com.