Apples and Elephants

Project Support & Solutions

In the market for a consultant? Are you looking for someone who can produce results? Let me help. I support businesses and individuals with their projects. My primary strategy is to:

“Work well with people to develop solutions that work well.”

Industries

As a trainer, consultant, employee, and volunteer I have worked with many industries.

Insurance

Banking

Government

Product Development

Construction

Health Care

Non-Profit

Manufacturing

Music

Real Estate

Utilities / Energy

Hobbyists

Engineering

Fashion

Travel

Legal

Technology

Marketing

Publishing

Retirement

Content For Print & Web

Commercial Print Deliverables

  • Publications for paper and devices
  • Books, newspapers, courseware, promotional
  • Layout, design, color editing, formatting, repurposing output
  • Writing, editing, proofreading
  • InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, Publisher, Pages, QuarkXPress, Amazon CreateSpace

Web Design & Maintenance

  • Design, build, and maintain websites
  • Create web templates
  • Customize WordPress themes
  • HTML/CSS, Dreamweaver, Fireworks

Image Editing & Graphic Design

  • Optimize digital photos for web and print
  • Preserve photos to digital format
  • Graphic design includes logos, ads, diagrams
  • Layout books, newspapers, ads, flyers, websites
  • Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, PowerPoint, Snagit

Automated Work Processes

Spreadsheet Data » Output

  • Manage classifieds ads and client data in Excel, extract eligible ads for current issue, place and style ads in InDesign
  • Product data sheet in LibreOffice Calc set to export filtered lists to InDesign, which generates individual PDF spec sheets for website
  • Comprehensive Excel/VBA invoice-processing template captures and reveals data based on workflow stage and audience
  • Elegant Excel

Interactive Forms

  • Fillable forms with Acrobat Professional, LiveCycle Designer, and Word
  • Interactive PDFs

SharePoint Interface

Build SharePoint front-end side, administer site collections, train end-users and IT professionals alike on SharePoint's front-end, foster user-adoption, and develop workflows.

  • Custom SharePoint Designer workflows
  • User-aware, front-end SharePoint design, including views, landing pages, web parts, columns, content types, and navigation
  • Permissions and groups configuration
  • Site Collection Administrator

Custom Outlook Solutions

Maximize Outlook contacts, calendar, archives, and more... like mail merge, quick searches, printing, backing up, etc.

Training Delivery & Design

  • Computer Software Training | » Find the right training solution for you...
  • Presenting & Facilitating
  • Instructional Design | » Review examples of my work...

I am passionate about the learner!

Testimonials & Endorsements

“Sarah helped me with an excellent solution, using Excel, for entering classified ads for a publication. I would highly recommend her!”
“In designing my new website, she was able to take my very general concepts and create a site that's appropriate for my business yet stands out from competitors.”
“Sarah is my dependable resource when it comes to Adobe projects and training — and also for innovative ideas to improve my products. ”

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