Templates Design Specialist at The Advisory Board Company
Michelle has been phenomenal to work with in a consultative role. Her attention to detail and responsiveness are second to none. We worked together across the Fall of 2016 in a corporate template audit where she evaluated current state, gave recommendations for improvement as well as guidance for transitioning materials into Office 2013. Her ability regardless of operating system and versions of software never diminished, and I especially liked the detailed communication record and teaching demos.
Managing Partner/Executive Vice President at Training Systems Design
Our business is growing and as such I required more resources available on a flexible schedule. I found Michelle and her company through a simple google search, and I can't tell you how lucky I feel for having found her. Michelle worked on a 300+ page document that required significant attention. Michelle tamed the savage beast beautifully, making it client and user friendly. Michelle was responsive at night and through the weekend as we continued to update it due to additions, deletions and changes on our end. I look forward to a long partnership with Michelle and her team.
Director of Marketing and Communications at Mt. San Antonio College
You're in good hands with Michelle. She's an experienced professional who helped format our 600 page Accreditation Report. As the project progressed, it didn't seem like any surprise or wrinkle phased her. She was always calm, helpful and professional. The end product was perfect.
I am quite impressed by Michelle's skill and work ethic. She has been a tremendous asset to the production of our large report. Michelle is detail oriented and organized. And the icing – she is a pleasure to work with.
Michelle does an outstanding job of editing documents to make them look "beyond professional". Her attention to detail is relentless; her aesthetic eye for making a nice looking document is much appreciated. She understands Word at a very high level and is able to implement all the features you could imagine in order to make the document easy to navigate and highly organized. She responds to inquiries quickly and delivers the finished product on or before the time she promises. She did a great job on a 100 page Word document, over a weekend. Five stars!
As a design project manager at a museum that works on highly variable and ever-changing collateral, I frequently received requests from various departments for editable creative. However, we struggled with finding a solution that upheld our design standards and had the functionality our departments needed.
A new designer joined our team this year, and upon receiving her first request for an editable piece of collateral, recommended Michelle. I reached out to Michelle then, and I will do it again! She was great to work with and was very detail oriented and thorough. She asked the right questions that yielded the exact results we needed.
The piece, which was a guide for students visiting the museum, needed to be customized for individual schools and curriculums in order for students to get the most out of their visit and teachers to feel confident that the visit would seamlessly fit into their lesson plans. It never would have been possible for us to create a static guide that would to apply to all age levels and gallery options, while also being useful and providing up-to-date information.
Michelle helped us create an easy-to-use, professional museum guide that can accommodate variable information without burdening our design time with having to manually make updates every time. Michelle has opened up a lot of options for us in terms of what we can do and how we can expand our personalization for museum visitors. I am so happy with the results and very excited to utilize her expertise in the future.
A top-tier resource! Michelle's expertise in "real-world Microsoft" and cross-platform/enterprise font deployment, her responsiveness, depth of experience, detail, documentation and delivery - and being a great person to work with make this an enthusiastic, and the easiest recommendation ever.
Michelle is a beacon of competency, thoroughness and speed. It’s extremely difficult to find a source that can create functionally precise Word templates, get it right the first time, and turn work around faster than we can proof it! Michelle’s capabilities in this space are deep; we were impressed! Providing usage instructions via video is a genius touch. When you’re deploying templates to a large team, enabling an understanding of how to use them fully is crucial; the instructional videos are very appreciated.
As a graphic designer, being tasked with building a series of letterhead in Microsoft Word can not only be wicked annoying but usually takes way longer than it needs to. I found Michelle during a panicked Google search at around 2 a.m. and I know I’ve found a vendor/friend for life! The project I needed her to assist me on was to create three versions of letterhead with a pretty complex footer that was custom to multiple office locations. Michelle handled my questions with great patience (I swear some of them were so basic that it must have been very hard for her to not laugh). By the end of it all, my client was very pleased with the final product and aside from a massive sense of relief, I too was happy with the final outcome. Michelle had lots of suggestions on how to make the letterhead user friendly and even included a how-to video for the files! Michelle was fantastic to deal with and worked quickly which helped me deal with a fairly demanding client. I feel I learned a lot from her and I know that my agency will be giving her our business in the future.
Apple has its genius bar. Now, MS Word does too: The Proof Positive Group. Michelle Howell of The Proof Positive Group is an MS Word genius. The Arabic translation of Hidden by Gender had issues complicated by language sets, and heavy formatting for print and eBook versions. In five minutes time, Michelle diagnosed the problem and solutions putting it back on track for the launch.
I used a MS Word template provided by CreateSpace (Amazon.com's online book publishing subsidiary) and after 200 pages of writing, started having SERIOUS formatting issues that nobody could figure out. Several work colleagues--all very smart and proficient with computers--tried to help, but couldn't figure out what was wrong. They all gave up and threw in the towel. Then, I met Michelle and within a few hours all the formatting issues were resolved! She not only fixed the problems, she explained what happened and how to avoid it from happening again. Michelle is an expert in MS Word layout, templates, presentations, and formatting. I highly recommend her for any of your writing needs.
Michelle produced a number of documents for us in Microsoft Word. We needed someone who could ensure proper formatting and she did this perfectly. We worked with her via email and she is very fast and efficient. We will be working with her again in future.
Sr. Director of Marketing and Communications at Louisiana Healthcare Connections
If you’re looking for impeccable Microsoft Office skills and expertise, then I highly recommend Michelle Howell. With a keen understanding for how design and technology overlap, she is able to ensure neither is sacrificed in the process. Michelle's involvement in our company rebrand ensured that the new brand became infused into the work all of our employees produced, not just the graphic designers. I can't speak highly enough of Michelle, her expertise, and the impact she's made for us.
Michelle designed a Word template for our team that has quickly become a crucial part of our product's quality and branding. She is incredibly knowledge, easy to work with, and timely with deliverables. The customized instructional videos are a phenomenal touch, and make the templates much easier to adopt and use.
The Proof Positive Group built an amazing website for my business. My new website is fresh, modern and is easy to find in the search results. Their graphic artist created a set of custom icons specific to my business and made a beautiful Facebook header. I will be calling on them for custom tab and type forms in the near future. I highly recommend Michelle and her team.
Business Systems Analyst │PLM│ Ecommerce │ Project Management│ Business Process Design & Optimization│ Apparel
Michelle is a pleasure to work with, she is a wizard in her field.
She takes choas of reused documents and shared makeshift templates and turns them into works of art! They become easy to use templates that have built in efficiencies and rules to suit your business needs.
The Proof Positive Group can help your business look more professional, operate more efficiently, and have continuity across documents within your organization.
Michelle goes above an beyond to help clients! She delivers great products on time (oftener early) and guarantees all her work!
I had a document that was so corrupted Microsoft and the word processing consultants I generally work with could not figure it out. I found Michelle and she is a miracle worker. After I had spent over 5 hours with others, she fixed the problem in less than 30 minutes. I have been sending documents I need help with since then and she always is prompt, professional and delivers a perfect product. I was thrilled to find out that she is also expert in PowerPoint and did a great job of preparing several diagrams for a client. I highly recommend her.
Michelle is top notch business woman and runs a fantastic company. The Proof Positive Group can help any business look more professional, operate more efficiently, and provide a higher level of communication on any type of document.
Michelle goes above an beyond to ensure that her clients are happy and the work product is perfect. We'll be clients for life.
Director, Account Based Marketing, Utility Services at Nexant
Michelle came in to the usual corporate template mess: multiple business units having a hard time transitioning from their old templates to a new brand; multiple business requirements for how our Powerpoints and proposal documents behaved; and diverse, divergent, and demanding opinions about what styles and practices our group of 200 users should consistently observe when producing content in Microsoft. I assembled a small group of representative power users for Michelle, and with her skilled discovery abilities she was able to understand HOW people interact with MS-Office products, WHAT business requirements cut across departments, and WHY people were advocating for the changes they wanted. With this understanding, she crafted templates that met requirements but also considered the real usability issues of our particular group of writers. We particularly appreciated her over-the-top support - Michelle makes short demo videos for everything she introduces, making it easy for our team to understand new features and be able to train others as well. Michelle is flexible, responsive and client-focused. She is accurate about estimating project scope and in fact exceeded objectives and beat timelines. It' has been a pleasure to collaborate with her.
We recently reached out to Michelle very late in the game on a $100M+ proposal and she cam through for us in such a big way. In fact, there were multiple sub-contractors participating with us on the comprehensive proposal for a US Military and our section came out very strong in large part to the quick efforts by Michelle. I will highly recommend her to anyone.
Michelle was a quick study and knew what I needed better than I did. She thinks out of the box for good suggestions and was very fair in her charges. Good listener and on top of the latest technology in her area of expertise.
At Smart Devine we hired Michelle to develop Powerpoint and Word templates for our marketing and business development documents. What she delivered was beyond what we expected. She was efficient, listened to what we wanted and was available to answer all of our questions. The result was well branded documents that we used for brochures, biographies, proposals, reports and case studies. She saved us a lot of money by having easy-to-use templates in-house and we are still using them today.
Director and Founder of Global Outcomes Group, Global HEOR Communications Strategist
Michelle has done exceptional work with our group and provide timely and very supportive assistance, delivering a high quality, well designed 300 page document in record time and with a smile and great attitude. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone one who needs excellent proposal and large document formatting and design. She is detail oriented and works until the project is perfect. I look forward to working with Michelle again soon. - Tom Drake, Global Outcomes Group
I thoroughly enjoyed working with Michelle. She is a very detailed and customer service oriented template builder with a firm eye on overall schedule and budget. Michelle developed templates based on our needs and worked with us to supply what we need to do our job efficiently, effectively, and professionally. She even took the time to provide tailored videos that not only walked us through the new template, but also instructed us on how we could do it ourselves. Michelle is just amazing!
Michelle is without a doubt the consummate professional. Her intricate attention to detail is stellar which in turn sets her apart from the rest.
Michelle is a gifted in her craft. Because she has many years experience she knows a variety of creative methods to ensure you receive what you need.Her calming personality makes you feel completely comfortable, even when you're making mistakes. She is always encouraging and positive, most importantly she delivers to the highest level.
I wanted to take a quick moment to let the universe know how smart we were to hire Michelle to help us out with our complex and wide variety of templates.
Michelle has been amazingly helpful throughout this whole process and she has transformed the documents. The process has felt almost like gaining a template fairy godmother. Michelle has also gone above and beyond with each round of revision by providing videos to assist users with specific questions.
We are a faster and more nimble company as a direct result of working with Michelle Howell.
As an human resources consultant, I produce numerous documents for my clients such as employee handbooks and complex compensation analyses that may be used as in a legal capacity. Michelle has provided excellent services in formatting and polishing these documents and spreadsheets and creating templates that would have taken me many hours produce. The quality of her work is excellent and she has an incredibly quick turnaround time, even on the weekends!
Michelle is so easy to work with. She is an excellent communicator and very knowledgeable about Microsoft Office templates. Its clear that she also has a lot of experience with proposals, RFPs and supporting business/sales in general.
Michelle has been excellent with all the work she has done with us. She has always been attentive, informative, and helpful in every aspect. She has become our go to for help with MSWord and Powerpoint.
I had the pleasure of working with Michelle on our Word and PowerPoint templates. Michelle possessed a vast amount of expertise and patience as she gave us options and customized the templates. The movies she was able to supply that taught us how to use the templates correctly and efficiently were extremely helpful. She is very knowledgeable, detail oriented, and made the process very easy for us.
Michelle is a whiz at Word templates that need to be edited by a group. I appreciated her professionalism, patience and willingness to work through the kinks until we got the project right. Thanks, Michelle!
Michelle is one of the absolute BEST at what she does. Her patience is golden, her work and attention to detail is supreme, and overall she is a joy to work with. I had an anal client that needed tons of branded templates created and she brought my artistic vision and their needs together seamlessly in a way that could not previously been done. She's an all around class act with a wonderful personality. I would work with her again in a heartbeat.
We had the recent pleasure of working with Michelle Howell and The Proof Positive Group. We were in need of help with a time-sensitive project that involved document reformatting and Michelle rose to the challenge. Michelle is extremely professional, highly proficient, and incredibly easy to work with.
Above all, I was impressed with Michelle's ability to deftly handle the project, paying particular attention to our time needs. She would be a true asset for any positions requiring document formatting and comes with our heartfelt recommendation.
Michelle at The Proof Positive Group has helped me on countless proposals and client projects. She works well on both the buy and sell side of sales and solicitations. I trust her to provide the detail level analysis and project management that ensures a complete, professional document whether for a client RFP, a Service Provider proposal or a marketing brochure. She provides consistent, outstanding support and is flexible to work with the crazy time demands of my business. Michelle is the consummate professional and my trusted advisor in all things "print". She is a key player on our team!
B2B Marketing Communications Expert for Professional Services - Digital Marketing and Publishing of print & apps
Michelle is a joy to work with and very professional. She is extremely well versed in Microsoft Office software and takes time to explain how she created each document. I would highly recommend her for any project and so glad I have her as a resource for my clients.
I've been very fortunate to come across Michelle in my line of work. With most graphic design agencies, we have clients who require MS Office versions of the print collateral we create for their everyday use. Michelle has made it seamless for our studio to pass along our designs to which she'll build a MS Office friendly version for our client. At the beginning of each project, we'll scope out the deliverables and tech requirements involved, addressing any questions/hiccups that may come up along the way. Michelle pays great attention to detail and I can always count on her immediate response and timely deliver. It's been over 5 years now that Michelle and I have worked together and I would recommend her expertise and service in a heartbeat.
Founder & Principal: TechScholar LLC & Strategic Direct, Inc.
Michelle knows MS Office better than anyone we've ever engaged. We started working with her to revise/update all our standard Word doc templates. They are much more robust now and easier to use. She has a cool feature that let's her send a video with your own documents that she goes through step-by-step how they work. We're getting ready to send her our PPT docs for standardization.
Marketing Communications Manager at SMART DEVINE; Freelance Reporter
Michelle worked with us to re-brand our proposals and presentations. She worked on our time frame and followed up to make certain she met all of our goals. Her video tutorials showing us how to implement our new templates were exceptional. and truly added value to her service offerings.
Contract Technical Writer at Total Technical Solutions
I worked under Michelle's direction while subcontracting at Raytheon. I found her to be an excellent people manager and an otherwise very competent worker performing her roles in supporting Raytheon's proposal effort(s). Under Michelle's skillful direction, our proposal preparation team accomplished a great deal of work.
As a graphic designer I do not use Microsoft products very much, and to be honest, try to stay away from them as much as possible. This is generally not a problem for me unless I need to create layouts for PowerPoint.
Michelle and her group are masters of Microsoft PowerPoint and go above and beyond just creating slides. Taking it one step further, Michelle provides a fully defined template which is reflected in all the standard PowerPoint functions and features.
Michelle is extremely knowledgeable in her line of work - for my organization, she has provided numerous final products of templates in Microsoft Office and our communication has been seamless, smooth, she's very intuitive, and absolutely hassle free. For the excellent work that she does her costs are very reasonable. I would highly recommend her services, and will continue to hire her in the future for any professional document and template needs.
Michelle and I worked together building and testing templates for Microsoft, and I found her to be very professional and her work of high quality. She followed the guidelines given, made design improvements where possible, and turned work around quickly. It was a pleasure to work with Michelle - I hope we get the opportunity to work together again!
Suzanne Hand & Associates, Court Reporting, Transcription & Videoconferencing
We retained Michelle to create a template according to our client’s contract requirements. Michelle was very reliable, returning her work and updates exactly when promised. She was incredibly patient, and obviously very talented. She has continued to train our employees in the use of the template, making it seem easy.
We have already begun discussion with Michelle for our next project with her. I highly recommend Michelle Howell and The Proof Positive Group without hesitation.
Working with Michelle is an absolute pleasure. She is extremely professional, respects all deadlines she commits to and went beyond our team expectations. She delivered complex templates by respecting the details of the graphic line that was provided to her and won our business for many years to come.
Michelle did a great job revising my company's memo template. She was very responsive to several rounds of edits that we had. It was definitely worthwhile to have her do the template rather than trying to do it in-house.
Michelle has been a great resource to us at Hill Aevium. Her knowledge of setting up Microsoft Office templates is incredible and her flexibility with client change requests is excellent. Our office is a MAC environment so as we design e-templates for our clients we always have to be sure they will perform in a PC environment. Michelle is and continues to be our go to person for this.
Michelle has provided my company with a very reliable template for a major portion of our business. She has taken into account all the wants and needs that we were looking for. The quality and time delivery for her work is exceptional. If you are looking for someone to help you with any type of word documents or templates I would highly recommend Michelle and the Proof Positive Group.
Michelle created master templates for our organization, which helped streamline our processes. She catered to our tight deadlines, has an eye for details, and is prompt and responsive. She is great to work with and I highly recommend her.
Michelle has been an extremely knowledgeable partner -- Microsoft Office is hard to master, and it's great to work with an expert. She explains everything very clearly and her turnaround time is always faster than I expect it to be.
I was tasked with creating a Word letterhead template for my organization, and had fully tapped both my patience and knowledge. Googling desperately for solutions, I landed on The Proof Positive Group's website. Michelle promptly responded to my inquiry and offered a free consultation on my project. She recommended an approach, provided a very reasonable estimate, and delivered as promised. Michelle was quick to make the changes I requested. The result was a beautiful, functional, easy to use template. I highly recommend her services.
Administrative assistant at David & Goliath Communications
Word templates world is not a mystery for Michelle. She can built template for your needs with effectiveness and rapidity. Her skills proven with the challenges of the sometime demanding projects. If you need an expert Michelle is the one we recommend.
Professional Dissertation Coach at RS Consulting Services, LLC
Simply put, Michelle is awesome! She provides excellent service and has an extremely thorough understanding of MS Word at all levels. She is timely, affordable, and client centered. I would highly recommend her services.
I can't say enough excellent things about Michelle's invaluable services. She is an expert through and through and always over delivers, impresses thoroughly—on time or sooner, on budget, and is so detail-oriented and thorough that it keeps things moving smoothly every step of the way. I highly recommend Michelle.
Founder, Directory of Dental Speakers; Executive Director, Speaking Consulting Network
Michelle Howell of The Proof Positive has created multiple Microsoft Word marketing documents for my clients. You won't find a more technically skilled Microsoft Word expert -- superb! I appreciate that she also brings her creative side to the task. Michelle always provides an exceptional end product. I'm thrilled that she has participated on our design team!
Project Coordinator, Content Developer, and Marketing Specialist.
Michelle is an expert in the creation of pro-level Microsoft documents and templates. She not only understands how to achieve an end result, but more importantly, how to evaluate a client's needs in order to determine what the most effective end result should be. Great experience, and great results.
My advertising agency has hired Michelle to design Word templates for multiple clients and we continue to use her. She is extremely knowledgable and works with us on tight timelines. We had trouble with one client who needed things done in a very specific way and needed it to be explained to her. Michelle went above and beyond her duties and joined us on a call with the client to review the template and make changes as we spoke. Her work is always impeccable and I've never had to send anything back to her because of something that she missed. I look forward to continuing to work with Michelle.
Michelle and The Proof Positive Group are an excellent resource. Michelle is an expert Microsoft operator who is very easy to work with. I would easily use the Proof Positive Group again or recommend them to anyone who needs to convert Adobe-designed documents into editable Microsoft versions.
Our office manager found Michelle to bring order to disorder; a corrupted 1200 page MS word outline; a life's work. She resuscitated life back into our document and we expanded Michelle's duties to finishing up our document for publication. She is a treasure and provided complementary support as needed after the finished product (doc and pdf files) were delivered. Thanks again.
Visionary Marketing Executive with a Passion for Helping Others Succeed
My work with Michelle revolves around her deep expertise with MS Office, particularly around PowerPoint and Word. She was able to take the tools and apply advanced settings that day-to-day users would not know about. Michelle is an outstanding professional who not only knows her trade, but how to work well with clients. She was great to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
We started working with Michelle in 2013 she has helped us draft, write, and edit RFP's for Government projects. Through her expert knowledge in Microsoft Word - and Business in general - she has quickly become one of my "Go To" people. I highly recommend this person.
Director of Technical Operations at Benenson Strategy Group
Hired Michelle from The Proof Positive Group to build PowerPoint Templates for our staff to use company wide. The results were great. She is very personable and displayed a very deep knowledge of PowerPoint that we needed. The deliverables were on time for the contracted price. We use the PowerPoint templates she created on a daily basis. Highly recommend Michelle and The Proof Positive Group for this type of work.
Webmaster and Project Coordinator at the Proof Positive Group, LLC
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