Testimonials

Testimonials

Here’s what some people have to say about the caliber of expertise behind Saiff Solutions:

 

“I thought the presenter did an excellent job engaging the audience. It wasn’t death by PowerPoint.”

Robert W. Kapfhammer, Instructional Designer May 17, 2016
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“When my client, a large Japanese manufacturing firm, realized that they needed to improve their English documentation, I thought the Philippines would be a good place to find the help we needed. I searched for and found a technical writing firm in the Philippines, Saiff Solutions. Saiff Solutions has provided excellent writing, editing, guidance, and advice. As a result of working with Saiff Solutions, the client has not only significantly improved their English documentation, but is also developing an in-house technical writing capability in English. The client is impressed with and very happy with the high quality services provided by Saiff Solutions. I would highly recommend Saiff Solutions, Inc. to any company that wants great documentation in English.”
Takeo Irie, Kanagawa, Japan, Consultant

“After Symantec acquired Brightmail in 2004, Barry played key roles in integrating the information development team and their content into Symantec’s then-developing Unified Content Strategy. Barry’s experience, product and content knowledge, and leadership qualities helped the Brightmail team to become a trailblazer within the company. The processes, tools, and practices they helped to develop for content management are used throughout the company, thanks in large part to Barry’s participation in numerous cross-departmental teams. Barry is a natural leader who can effectively contribute to any endeavor. He has a passion for serving customers that drives him to create and evangelize process improvements and to collaborate effectively with diverse groups and individuals. I would be glad to work with Barry again.”

Alexia Idoura (nee Prendergast), Senior Manager, Symantec February 16, 2011

“Barry truly is a force of nature – he is a consummate professional with deep technical expertise when it comes to technical writing which lets him just “get it” right out of the box. Barry pairs very strong writing skills with the ability to easily speak both “business analyst” and “software engineer” in the same meeting. Barry was the lead information developer for my product at Symantec, and I had the utmost confidence in his abilities and work ethic. On top of all that, Barry has a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious laugh that can transform the work environment in an instance. I strongly endorse Barry’s many talents and would welcome working with him again in the future.”

Angelos Kottas, Principal Product Manager, Symantec December 17, 2010

“Barry has extensive experience both as a manager of technical writers and as a writer. As a manager, he is fair, encourages innovation, and is open to divergent points of view. As a writer, he can grasp very complex concepts and explain those concepts to end user through administrator audiences. Additionally, he has expert knowledge of all components of the documentation process, including corporate style guides, editing, writing, working with localization, and production. Barry is very much a people person and wherever he goes, he cultivates a large network of friendly yet professional relationships. He’s worked successfully with both on-site subject matter experts as well as those across the world. During my time working with Barry, he’s run a number of successful efforts to improve the usability of documentation. In one such case, he recruited a cross-functional team to overhaul the documentation based on the recommendations of this user-facing group of subject matter experts.”

Steve Anderson, Principal Technical Writer, Symantec December 16, 2010

“Barry is one of those people that every company needs. He is a very efficient and productive member of any team and on top of that ensures that others feel a member of the team also. Whilst at Brightmail I got to know Barry as he was the organizer for our local toastmasters group. His energy and enthusiam encouraged this collection of diverse people to create a wonderful group experience. I would recommend Barry for any position that required trust, loyalty and a great sense of humor.”

Raj Rana, Sr Systems Engineer, Brightmail December 27, 2010

“I worked with Barry for 10 years. Throughout that time he produced clear and usable documentation for some fairly complex software both as an individual contributor and manager. A lot of change occurred during those years and Barry was adaptable and affable through it all. Plus, he has an infectious laugh.”

Mark Lim, Principal Software Engineer, Symantec December 27, 2010

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Barry Saif at Brightmail and Symantec over the last 10 years. During the Brightmail time, I worked with Barry and his team extensively as the Technical Lead to produce documentation for Brightmail’s initial enterprise product offering for MS Exchange. I could always count on Barry to distil complex technical information about our product into a form that was easily understandable by a diverse group of people, from the sys admins to the end users. Barry’s iterative, systematic approach to document creation helped me insure our docs were accurate and comprehensive. The product benefitted hugely from Barry’s professional and diligent approach to information development. Over this time I also got to know Barry as an individual. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone as genuinely invested in life and as passionately driven to make a positive impact as Barry Saif. I am honored to count him as a colleague and a friend. If given the chance, I would not hesitate to hire him. I recommend Barry Saif with the highest regard.”

David Hoogstrate, Manager, SQA Engineering, Symantec January 4, 2011

“It is my pleasure to be able to recommend Barry as a technical writer. His ability to understand and explain complex concepts makes him an asset to any company. At Symantec he demonstrated expert knowledge of all steps of the documentation process and a high comfort level producing a variety of documentation for the developer-level audience. Additionally, he used his considerable people skills to the advantage of the documentation team, helping to create improved review and publishing processes.”

Jennifer Worthington, Information Developer, Symantec March 8, 2011

“I was a developer on a project at Brightmail. I have never seen a better documented, professional development effort, because of the sets of templates for functional spec, manuals, and other guides that Barry and his team put together and gently enforced. Barry’s team of writers were happy and productive because Barry has a unique combination of talents: not only is he organized as a manager needs to be, but he’s very creative and has a great sense of humor. You often heard laughter coming out of team meetings with Barry! Even in tight deadline situations! Barry made the workplace fun and allowed people to be themselves, without that stress you see in many groups. He focused on what needed to be accomplished, and made it easy for everyone, without the politics. This approach inspired and enabled his team to produce creative, excellent documentation!”

Carolyn Coughlin, Domino Spam Filter Developer, July 13, 2008

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Testimonials

“Barry [Saiff] is one of those people that every company needs. He is a very efficient and productive member of any team and on top of that ensures that others feel a member of the team also. Whilst at Brightmail I got to know Barry as he was the organizer for our local toastmasters group. His energy and enthusiam encouraged this collection of diverse people to create a wonderful group experience. I would recommend Barry for any position that required trust, loyalty and a great sense of humor.”

Raj Rana
Sr Systems Engineer, Brightmail
December 27, 2010

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