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Jill Freeze

Jill T. Freeze is a freelance management consultant who has worked with such organizations as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Smithsonian Institute, and the White House. Having used computers extensively for more than a decade for work and play, Jill finally decided to put her experience to good use writing computer books. She has written 10 well-received titles that have garnered rave reviews from readers and reviewers worldwide, and have been translated into a number of languages. Recent books include Sams Teach Yourself Computer Basics in 24 Hours, Third Edition (Sams, 2001), Microsoft MapPoint 2002 for Dummies (Hungry Minds, 2001), Savvy Online Shopping (Microsoft Press, 2000), and Peter Norton's Complete Guide to Microsoft Office 2000 (Sams, 1999). You'll also find her articles in MS OfficePRO magazine.

In addition, Jill is a top-rated beta tester for Microsoft, having won awards for her active participation in Internet Explorer, Office, MapPoint, and Windows beta programs.

Her formal education includes a bachelor's degree magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (in Arts Administration and Writing) and a master's degree from George Washington University (in Nonprofit Administration).

For fun, Jill likes listening to music, playing with her four cats and Golden Retriever, writing fiction, quilting, reading a variety of fiction titles, volunteering at her children's school, watching NASCAR races, surfing the Net, playing her flute, and playing with her husband, Wayne (also a computer book author and columnist), and two children, Christopher and Samantha. Jill can be reached at JFreeze@JustPC.com, or you can visit her on the Web at http://www.JustPC.com.