Beth Melton, Office MVP since 2000 and Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor, has been teaching others how to use Office applications more efficiently and developing custom Office solutions for almost 20 years. She co-authored Microsoft Word 2007 Inside Out (Microsoft Press) and is is a regular contributor to several websites, including Microsoft Office Online.
Mark Dodge has coauthored several popular books on Excel, including Microsoft Excel 2010 Inside Out. He is a former senior technical writer for the Microsoft Office User Assistance Group.
Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997, and has been a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000. She holds a Master’s degree in New Media from the Indiana University- Purdue University at the Indianapolis School of Informatics. Echo is the owner of Echosvoice, a PowerPoint consulting firm specializing in custom template development, presentation creation, makeovers and cleanup, and PowerPoint training for large and small corporate clients. Echo has written and co-written three PowerPoint books and has a string of tech editing credits to her name. Visit her website at www.echosvoice.com.
Andrew Couch has been working with Microsoft Access since 1992 as a developer, trainer, and consultant. He is a joint founder of the UK Access User Group and has been a Microsoft Access Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for the past six years. Other publications with Microsoft Press include Microsoft Access 2013 Plain & Simple (2013) and Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Programming Inside Out (2011). Andrew also provides free technical articles for Access at www.upsizing.co.uk/TechLibrary.aspx.
Eric Legault has spent most of the past 17 years working independently and with various Microsoft Certified Partners and ISVs as a developer and consultant for solutions based on the Microsoft Messaging & Collaboration platform (Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, Office, and SharePoint). Since becoming an Outlook MVP in 2003, he has developed dozens of custom Outlook solutions for companies around the world and has juggled many roles, such as speaker, author, community leader, marketer, business strategist, and technical evangelist.
Ben M. Schorr is a technologist and Chief Executive Officer for Roland Schorr & Tower, a professional consulting firm headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii with offices in Los Angeles and Arizona. He is also the author of several books and articles on technology, including The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook (American Bar Association, 2013), The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word (American Bar Association, 2012), and OneNote in One Hour (American Bar Association, 2013). He’s been a Microsoft MVP for more than 15 years and involved with management and technology for more than 20.
CIPRIAN ADRIAN RUSEN is a technology aficionado and former IT project manager for a major consumer goods corporation. In his spare time, he likes to experiment with the latest technologies, learning how to use them and sharing his knowledge with others. He coordinates the team of bloggers at 7 Tutorials, writing tutorials for Windows users and helping them achieve the best possible computing experience. He is the author or co-author for several Microsoft Press books, including Microsoft Office Professional 2013 Step by Step and Network Your Computers and Devices Step by Step.