I’m delighted that Carl Nixon, The Excel Expert, has offered to answer your questions on spreadsheets, and in particular, Excel.
In my experience project budgets are often done in Excel – it’s certainly the product I turn to. I use it for everything from doing the odd sum instead of loading that calculator desktop app, to building complex financial trackers.
They aren’t really that complex. I’m not an Excel Expert, unlike Carl.
So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Carl in his own words. At the bottom you’ll see how to get in touch with your queries. I’ll collate the questions, feed them back to Carl and in a future article he’ll answer them for you. I’m really excited! I think we could all learn a lot.
Introducing Carl Nixon – The Excel Expert To Answer Your Excel Questions
As a freelance “Excel Expert”, I provide Excel spreadsheet services to companies big and small around the world. I have helped them to save thousands of hours and to reduce their errors to the barest minimum.
Working as a freelancer has resulted in me working on some very unusual and exciting projects. I have helped farmers understand data gathered from drones, supermarkets plan their pricing and global brands to plan billion-dollar expansions.
As well as providing freelance services, I am currently developing a number of off the shelf solutions for smaller companies.
Tell Me About Your Excel Problems
I have teamed up with Elizabeth and ProjectManagement.com to answer any of your questions on Excel spreadsheets. So, if you have any issues in the following areas get in touch:
- Problem / broken formulas
- Problem / broken macros
- Problem reports / charts
- Error prevention / capture
My aim is not to just look at practical issues of building a spreadsheet (formulas, macros etc); I can also give you advice on more general spreadsheet concepts as well. We can talk about good spreadsheet design, automation, error prevention and even data security.
So fire away with your Excel questions, no matter how big or small they are!
Just over 6 years ago, I decided to become a freelance Excel consultant (www.excel-expert.com). My reputation for creating no-nonsense solutions soon spread and I quickly picked up clients that included Pepsico, Walmart, General Mills and many other household names.
When I manage to get away from spreadsheets my life revolves around kids. Especially my four wonderful grandsons who seem to eat up every minute of my spare time.
A real passion of mine is helping children’s charities and causes here in the UK and in Eastern Europe. I have done everything from organising film premieres to delivering aid in war zones (Kosovo).
Leave a comment below with your Excel queries and we’ll be in touch when the answers are up.