Author Bios

Cheri Manning is the president and co-owner of Triad Interactive, Inc. She is the author of the Microsoft Excel and Access content for the Skills Approach series and SIMnet. She has been authoring instructional content for these applications for more than 15 years.

Cheri began her career as an Aerospace Education Specialist with the Education Division of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where she produced materials for K-12 instructors and students. Prior to founding Triad, Cheri was a project manager with Compact Publishing, where she managed the development of McGraw-Hill’s Multimedia MBA CD-ROM series.

Catherine Manning Swinson is the vice president and co-owner of Triad Interactive. She is the author of the Microsoft Word and PowerPoint content for the Skills Approach series and SIMnet. She also authors SIMnet content for Microsoft Outlook, Windows, and Internet Explorer. She has been authoring instructional content for these applications for more than 15 years.

Catherine began her career at Compact Publishing, one of the pioneers in educational CD-ROM-based software. She was the lead designer at Compact and designed every edition of the TIME Magazine Compact Almanac form 1992 thorough 1996. In addition, she designed a number of other products with Compact, including theTIME Man of the Year program and the TIME 20th Century Almanac.