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 Joe’s A Fan

Here's another unsolicited fan mail:

Mr. Walkenbach,

My name is Joe P. I'm a 22 year old college senior. I've been working on a co-op for about a year with a local company in Quality Assurance. When I started, the demands of the job went beyond my capabilities: they needed someone who could write Excel macros, and a lot of them. Determined to fulfill the role, I went to Barnes and Noble and picked up "Excel VBA Programming for Dummies."

That was about 9 months ago. Since then, I've learned the amazing things Excel can do thanks to your easy to follow guide. Not only has it expanded my capacity at work, but I've taken my Excel VBA skills and like to make fun spreadsheets in my spare time. I spent about 4 or 5 months writing a program that plays and analyzes the game of Craps in a little over 1 MB.

My time on co-op is almost up. When I leave, I plan to start up a consulting firm. I'm going to contract my services at building spreadsheets to small businesses in the area. Excel programming has become one of my favorite things to do, and I'm hoping I can find a market for my skills... I can't imagine a better way to make a living.

So I just wanted to send you a sincere thank you for writing your book, and wanted to let you know, I've put the information to great use, both professionally and personally.

Thanks for the kind words, Joe. When I started reading your email, I just assumed that the book you used was Excel Power Programming. Glad to hear that the For Dummies book also works.

Permalink | Posted in Fan Mail on 14 February, 2010 3:42pm

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