In 2008, I left Corporate America, became a stay-at-home mom to our two children, and started a blog as a means of developing community. I eventually transitioned from blogger to full-time book designer and consultant and am so thankful for the life I live. [Read more.]
As a stickler for design, I was over-the-moon happy when I found Melinda Martin. She not only produces high-quality, gorgeous covers, but she also considers the psychology of the book's genre in her designs. On top of that, her interior formatting is unbeatable. She always overdelivers and keeps me and my clients very happy. There's no one I'd recommend more to craft a superb cover.
I cannot recommend Melinda highly enough. She knows the ins-and-outs of graphic design, technical design (meaning the coding work BEHIND the pretty design so your documents will be able to be read clearly and easily on any device you need), and so much more of the digital publishing industry. And she's super-friendly, affordable, and a pleasure to work with. And no, I'm not gushing. It's just when you find someone to partner with you who makes your life easier, you can't help but sing their praises. I hope I'll have the opportunity to work with her for years to come.
Melinda performed above and beyond the scope of the project I hired her for. She dazzled me with her interior design layouts and brought my book to life, all while guiding me through the process of self-publishing. Melinda is highly professional, four steps ahead and delivers eye-catching designs with beautiful layouts and font pairings. I've been in the creative space for over 15 years, and know the expertise and knowledge Melinda carries is worth BIG money. I'd highly recommend hiring her for your design work. She's a joy to partner with and her fast turn-around and professionalism are a rare find in this day in age. If you are wanting a woman who will not only deliver amazing results, but encourage you along the way, Melinda is just that woman.
Melinda has quickly become my favorite! She is knowledgeable in all areas of publishing: creating covers, graphics, formatting, etc. If she comes across something she isn't sure about, she figures out the answer. As a new self-publishing author, I wanted to work with someone who came highly recommended and easy to work with. Melinda is all that and more, because now I consider her a friend. Laughing at midnight over silly things while approving graphics makes the stress of publishing bearable. I highly recommend Melinda and I will be using her for ALL of my books.
Melinda went above and beyond as my formatter. I don't even know how to process all she did for me and my book. A few things that stand out right away are: she perfectly integrated my existing cover design into my interior design. PERFECTLY. She didn't allow for widowed words and ensured the print text was smooth to read. Her process of fixing a few edits here and there was easy and simple, very straightforward. My book ended up being a beast and she did it all in the perfect time, helping me meet every deadline. We spoke on the phone a few times and she never made me feel bad for all the time she spent on my book. I am so, so thankful for her expertise!