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 has been a featured speaker for the Presentation Summit (formerly PowerPoint Live) user conference since its inception.
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.