About Echo Swinford
A Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, Echo Swinford began her PowerPoint career in 1997 working for a medical education communications company, where she was responsible for the development of enduring materials and stand-alone modules for continuing medical education programs.
Echo holds a Master's degree in New Media from the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis School of Informatics. She is self-employed, specializing in developing PowerPoint templates, presentation creation, and training for large and small corporate clients.
Echo's first book, Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances, was published by O'Reilly Media in February 2006, and The PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit, co-authored with Geetesh Bajaj, was published by Que in November 2008. Her third book, Building PowerPoint Templates: Step by Step with the Experts (co-authored with Julie Terberg), came out in fall 2012 and was also published by Que. Echo also has a string of tech editing credits with these and other publishers.'Tis I
Echo did outstanding work on our latest presentation.
November 16, 2012
When my clients have challenging needs for their PowerPoint templates and presentation projects, I can always count on Echo Swinford to deliver perfect results. Her knowledge of the program is beyond compare and she is gifted with the ability to explain difficult concepts so we can all understand. She cares about PowerPoint users and is always considering their experience with the templates that she builds. I’m grateful for her talents!
December 3, 2012
Terberg Design LLC
Echo's revision of my recent PowerPoint project
I love working with PowerPoint, and my homemade presentations always looked fine for my locatl talks. But recently I had to present at a national meeting, and I thought I would see how Echo could improve the presentation. The result was like night and day. The fee was very reasonable, considering I got a beautiful and professional presentation, general advice about powerpoint, and a template I can use for future talks. The service is highly recommended!
John M. Clarke, M.D.
March 19, 2013