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Melinda Martin

Melinda Martin - Designer

Palestine, TX, United States

I work one-on-one with each client to SIMPLIFY the self-publishing process. This allows the client to focus on writing.

Overview

As a former Microsoft instructor, if it can be done wrong, I've seen it done. Using my years of experience spent working with a wide variety of end-users, I have honed my workflow process so that I can take an author's minimally formatted manuscript and deliver a high-quality and beautifully designed book. I work exclusively with Adobe's fine line of products (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) to ensure that your book always looks its best.

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Christian (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Parenting & Families

Work experience

Publishing and Design Service Provider

Self-employed

April, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

My degree study is in computer networking, but my passion led me to book design. I work with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to deliver a high quality product for each client.

Blogger

Self-employed

July, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

I joined the world of blogging back in 2011. As a blogger, I soon became integrated in an awesome community of other "mompreneurs", who now make up a large majority of my client base. This has become a very powerful networking engine!

Office Manager

Palm Harbor Homes

March, 2005 – May, 2008 (about 3 years)

I languished away in an office filled with paperwork, filing cabinets, a small monitor, an uncomfortable chair, accounts receivables and payables, and payroll. When my daughter turned one, I headed back to the homefront before beginning my own home-based business. The boss can be a little cranky, but at least she makes great coffee :)

Training Specialist

Computerland

October, 2003 – March, 2005 (over 1 year)

I was a training specialist for the Microsoft Office Suite. A mix of companies and individuals would come in for teaching at their level. I was also hired out to do streamlining for companies who had Microsoft Office but had no idea what it was capable of.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

From Entrepreneur To CEO: How to position your business to accelerate growth.

Shahara Wright

Business law attorney and business strategist, Shahara Wright explains how to move from being a business owner that takes risks to earn a profit to one that strategizes to build a long lasting business. Through her experience with her own business and working with her clients, Shahara provides practical tips, realistic examples and implementation strategies designed to grow your business. In t... read more

Business law attorney and business strategist, Shahara Wright explains how to move from being a business owner that takes risks to earn a profit to one that strategizes to build a long lasting business. Through her experience with her own business and working with her clients, Shahara provides practical tips, realistic examples and implementation strategies designed to grow your business. In t... read more

8 Weeks of Love: A Bible study for Single Moms

Lois M Breit

This Bible study for Single Moms explores how our relationship with God affects all of our daily encounters and relationships. You’ll discover a love that heals your past, protects your present, and prepares you for your future. This study is about a life of love whether you marry or remain single.

This Bible study for Single Moms explores how our relationship with God affects all of our daily encounters and relationships. You’ll discover a love that heals your past, protects your present, and prepares you for your future. This study is about a life of love whether you marry or remain single.

The Toddler Journey: 100 Hands-On Activities to Keep Your Toddler Busy, Learning, and Growing

Angela Thayer

The toddler years are an amazing journey. These years are filled with so much growth, and believe it or not, the time goes by very quickly! The brain develops most rapidly between birth and age 5, which makes the toddler years a pivotal time in a child’s life. While it’s not necessary to do formal learning activities with your toddler, they learn an incredible amount through play activities. T... read more

The toddler years are an amazing journey. These years are filled with so much growth, and believe it or not, the time goes by very quickly! The brain develops most rapidly between birth and age 5, which makes the toddler years a pivotal time in a child’s life. While it’s not necessary to do formal learning activities with your toddler, they learn an incredible amount through play activities. T... read more

Zapped By The Spirit

Mrs Betty Biggers Galvano

A delightful memoir by Betty Biggers Galvano. From early memories of farm life, World War II, and the outbreak of Polio, to city life, college and a modeling career. Betty's quest for faith is paramount, even over her achievements and fame as a top ten model, announced on The Ed Sullivan Show. The story spans several decades, and you will be delighted as you read about the strength and grace g... read more

A delightful memoir by Betty Biggers Galvano. From early memories of farm life, World War II, and the outbreak of Polio, to city life, college and a modeling career. Betty's quest for faith is paramount, even over her achievements and fame as a top ten model, announced on The Ed Sullivan Show. The story spans several decades, and you will be delighted as you read about the strength and grace g... read more

The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality

Luke Gilkerson

When it comes to the matter of teaching kids about sex, Christian parents are often confused about what to say and when to say it. The Talk is a series of 7 studies, all anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents to talk meaningfully with children about sexuality. The Talk was written for parents to read with children ages 6 to 10 years old. The study supplies elementary-age children with ... read more

When it comes to the matter of teaching kids about sex, Christian parents are often confused about what to say and when to say it. The Talk is a series of 7 studies, all anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents to talk meaningfully with children about sexuality. The Talk was written for parents to read with children ages 6 to 10 years old. The study supplies elementary-age children with ... read more

Changes: 7 Biblical Lessons to Make Sense of Puberty

Luke Gilkerson, Trisha Gilkerson

Acne. Pubic hair. Breasts. Squeaky voices. Menstruation. Nocturnal emissions. Make no mistake, puberty can feel like an awkward time in a child’s life. But with the right perspective, children can be taught to anticipate puberty as a blessing. Changes is a series of 7 studies, anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents talk meaningfully with children about the mental, emotional, and physic... read more

Acne. Pubic hair. Breasts. Squeaky voices. Menstruation. Nocturnal emissions. Make no mistake, puberty can feel like an awkward time in a child’s life. But with the right perspective, children can be taught to anticipate puberty as a blessing. Changes is a series of 7 studies, anchored in the Scriptures, that helps parents talk meaningfully with children about the mental, emotional, and physic... read more

Basic Shapes for Beginners: A Hands-On Approach to Pre-Writing Strokes for Preschoolers

Heather Greutman

Handwriting is one of the most important skills your child will ever learn in their academic life. But the beginning of handwriting starts long before your child ever learns to write their first letter. In Basic Shapes for Beginners, you will learn the age appropriate and developmentally appropriate ways to encourage pre-writing skills with your toddler and preschooler that are hands-on and fu... read more

Handwriting is one of the most important skills your child will ever learn in their academic life. But the beginning of handwriting starts long before your child ever learns to write their first letter. In Basic Shapes for Beginners, you will learn the age appropriate and developmentally appropriate ways to encourage pre-writing skills with your toddler and preschooler that are hands-on and fu... read more

31 Days of Prayer During Infertility

Lisa Newton

Are you struggling to pray while dealing with infertility? Are you looking to THRIVE during infertility and not just survive? 31 Days of Prayer During Infertility will refresh you with Christian perspective and encouragement. It contains a month’s worth of devotions, journal pages, and ideas for Scripture study designed to help you connect with God through prayer. Free Bonuses: You’ll also rec... read more

Are you struggling to pray while dealing with infertility? Are you looking to THRIVE during infertility and not just survive? 31 Days of Prayer During Infertility will refresh you with Christian perspective and encouragement. It contains a month’s worth of devotions, journal pages, and ideas for Scripture study designed to help you connect with God through prayer. Free Bonuses: You’ll also rec... read more

31 Days to Radically Reduce Your Expenses: Less Stress. More Savings.

Kalyn Brooke

With expenses like groceries, utilities, housing payments, and car insurance, there’s not much left over to pay off debt, fund your retirement, or even take a dream vacation. What if there were an easier way to not only cut costs on things you need but also make room for the things you actually want? 31 Days to Radically Reduce Your Expenses provides the tools you need to do exactly that—and s... read more

With expenses like groceries, utilities, housing payments, and car insurance, there’s not much left over to pay off debt, fund your retirement, or even take a dream vacation. What if there were an easier way to not only cut costs on things you need but also make room for the things you actually want? 31 Days to Radically Reduce Your Expenses provides the tools you need to do exactly that—and s... read more

The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Mercifully Short Book on Homeschooling

Durenda Wilson, Melinda Martin

Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with feelings of burnout and frustration. If you have ever felt this way, you’re not alone! Most of us need to be reminded of the “why” of homeschooling from time to time—but "The Unhurried Homeschooler" takes parents a step further and lifts the unnecessary burdens that many parents place on themselves. Dra... read more

Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with feelings of burnout and frustration. If you have ever felt this way, you’re not alone! Most of us need to be reminded of the “why” of homeschooling from time to time—but "The Unhurried Homeschooler" takes parents a step further and lifts the unnecessary burdens that many parents place on themselves. Dra... read more

Blog To Book: An expert guide for growing your blog business and income with ebooks and paperbacks

P.R. Newton

An expert guide, packed with tips and tricks, for growing your blog business and income with ebooks and paperbacks. Has your blog become a thriving business? Are you looking for ways to take it to the next level? Would you like to add additional income streams to your business? Interested in writing a book but don’t know where to start? This guide will take you through the steps of how to writ... read more

An expert guide, packed with tips and tricks, for growing your blog business and income with ebooks and paperbacks. Has your blog become a thriving business? Are you looking for ways to take it to the next level? Would you like to add additional income streams to your business? Interested in writing a book but don’t know where to start? This guide will take you through the steps of how to writ... read more

A Wife's 40-Day Fasting and Prayer Journal: A Guide to Strategic Prayer

Kaylene Yoder

Marriage is the beautiful institution designed to reflect Christ and His bride, the Church. And within this covenant there is one who holds a position of intricate worth and power. Her strength is quiet and gentle. She gathers grace and sprinkles it lavishly upon those around her. She collects pieces of sad and weary hearts, salves them with kindness and washes them with comfort. Her presence ... read more

Marriage is the beautiful institution designed to reflect Christ and His bride, the Church. And within this covenant there is one who holds a position of intricate worth and power. Her strength is quiet and gentle. She gathers grace and sprinkles it lavishly upon those around her. She collects pieces of sad and weary hearts, salves them with kindness and washes them with comfort. Her presence ... read more

Brainy Breakfasts: Over 40 Grain-Free, Brain-Fueling Breakfasts for Kids & Their Parents

Trisha Gilkerson, Melinda Martin

Your child’s brain needs fuel for the day ahead. Rather than resorting to highly-processed, high-sugar breakfast foods, feed them the nutrients their brains need. "Brainy Breakfasts" not only offers over 40 nourishing recipes, it also helps parents understand the kind of foods brains need to function at their best.

Your child’s brain needs fuel for the day ahead. Rather than resorting to highly-processed, high-sugar breakfast foods, feed them the nutrients their brains need. "Brainy Breakfasts" not only offers over 40 nourishing recipes, it also helps parents understand the kind of foods brains need to function at their best.

The Beginner's Guide to Zero Waste Cooking: How to Make the MOST out of NOTHING in the Kitchen

April D. Lewis

Feeding your family healthy food choices on a tight budget is the goal for many people. Healthy options are usually more expensive, though, and once the meal is prepared, there are extra ingredients that will most likely be thrown away. But what if there was a way to live differently? The Beginner’s Guide to Zero Waste Cooking offers practical advice on how to enjoy healthy living while stretc... read more

Feeding your family healthy food choices on a tight budget is the goal for many people. Healthy options are usually more expensive, though, and once the meal is prepared, there are extra ingredients that will most likely be thrown away. But what if there was a way to live differently? The Beginner’s Guide to Zero Waste Cooking offers practical advice on how to enjoy healthy living while stretc... read more

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