DocUmeant Publishing

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About DocUmeant Publishing


ocUmeant Publishing is a division of the DocUmeant Family of Companies. Being based out of New York, but not priced out of NY allows you, our authors, to reap the benefit of having the prestige of a NYC publisher while retaining more of your royalties.

DocUmeant has been providing publishing and design services since 2005. Its CEO, Ginger Marks, has thirty-plus years experience in the corporate arena, having owned & managed a multi-million dollar surgical facility. Her experience in business management and marketing doesn't come from a text-book, but from real world experience. This is the kind of experience you need behind you when you are budgeting and marketing your books.

Our team of talented designers, editors, and marketing professionals will ensure your book is completed in a professional and timely manner. See what just a few of our authors have to say about their experience in their own words. Click here.

Ginger Marks, Founder and owner, was named to the Covington's Who's Who in 2012 and Executive of the Year in 2013. Additionally, her design firm, DocUmeant Designs, is listed as a Highest Rated firm over 20,000 Designers, Developers & Marketing Professionals Listed at In 2016 Mrs. Marks was honored by Women In eCommerce (WECAI) as Publishing Leader of the Year.

Meet Our Team
Ginger Marks, CEO, Designer / Publisher
Ginger Marks, CEO; Publisher/Designer


orn in Lansing, Michigan Ginger Marks moved to the Tampa Bay Area of Florida in 1978. She began her career as a business owner in partnership with the medical profession. Marks owned and operated a multi-million dollar surgical facility for 23 years with her late husband. After his passing, Ginger’s drive to succeed led her to become a Financial Advisor while working on the side, for her own purposes, in the field of design with the founding of Graph Inc., which eventually became DocUmeant.

Her love for writing and design has been the catalyst for her successful career in the publishing area. Coming from a family of published authors and speakers, it was no surprise when she, herself, embarked on the writing journey.

Having helped numerous authors and business owners, as well as students, Ginger shares her expertise as a published author and business owner. She is an Expert Author for EzineAuthors and the VP Communications, Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA)

Titles: (visit her Author Central Page)

Her business services include writing, design, and of course publishing.

Chris Gibson, VP Marketing
Chris Gibson, VP Marketing; NYT Bestselling Author, Speaker


hris Gibson brings many years of experience in publishing and marketing expertise to his clients  Having self-published several of his own bestselling books and creating the businesses that supported them he is able to create publishing and book launch plans that get our clients the rare top ranking positions in market places such as ITunes and Amazon.

As well as his early background as an Executive Vice President of Marketing for several Fortune 100 companies he is also an internationally known and respected holistic health and lifestyle expert with four bestselling books on effective alternative healing: Acne Free in 3 Days (1,000,000+ copies sold). Chris is an sought after expert in the self publishing and e-publishing market and has been regularly featured on television and radio where he shares his direct experiences helping people live healthier lives.

Chris helps authors create a winning marketing strategy with their books using proven techniques he has used with Amazon to rank int the top 100 of all books.

Listen in on his recent interview and pick up a few of his marketing secrets.

Marsha Friedman, EMSI Public Relations
Marsha Friedman, VP Public Relations; CEO and founder EMSI Public Relations


arsha Friedman doesn’t like sitting still. As a prominent business woman, she has run her pay-for-performance public relations firm successfully through prosperity and adversity, ironically having one of her best revenue years in the midst of the 2009 recession. As a publicity expert, she has authored the book Celebritize Yourself.

Marsha Friedman launched EMSI in 1990. Her PR company represents authors, corporations and experts in a wide array of fields such as business, health, food, lifestyle, politics, finance, law, sports and entertainment. Some of the more prominent names on her client roster are Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, Teamsters President Jim Hoffa, Jr., former National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane and the famous Motown Group, The Temptations.EMSI logo

She consults individuals and businesses on a daily basis, and is frequently asked to speak at conferences about how to harness the power of publicity.

Philip Marks, VP Editing, Photographer
Philip Marks, VP Editing; Technical Editing & Photography


ne of the few native Floridians, Philip Marks was born in Tampa, Florida. He has University degrees in Physics, Engineering, and Zoology. Marks has work experience in Aerospace, Biomedical, and Artificial Intelligence areas, with substantial additional knowledge in some related fields. His professional education and experience allows him to verify and edit scientific and technical aspects of the projects he accepts.

To request a quote email your manuscript to Philip at


Linda Lee, Developmental Editor / Ghostwriter
Linda Lee, Developmental Editor/Ghostwriter


inda Ellis Lee was born in a small town in Tennessee. She has enjoyed thirty years working with children of all ages. Linda has a Master’s Degree in Education and a genuine love for children. She has been writing books form many years. Look for her books Kayleigh “Living with Nana and Pa”, Fred “A Trip to the Hospital” and Giddy Gilbert “Goes to School” now available at Amazon and Barns and Noble. Watch for Imi Stoglin “The Sixteenth Year” coming soon.


Jaye Marsh, Developmental Editor / Graphic Designer
Jaye Marsh, Developmental Editor/Graphic Designer


aye Marsh is a freelance editor in manuscript evaluations, big-picture structural edits, copy editing and proofreading. She is also a designer with experience in creating business materials, logos, posters, and typesetting.

Jaye has an editing certificate from Simon Fraser University as well as 20 years of writing and editing a wide variety of pieces from articles and white papers to posters and flyers. She also has a magazine in her back pocket for which she is the Editor-in-Chief, merely awaiting an advertising guru. On the design side, Ms. Marsh apprenticed for 10 years with a graphic design firm in Toronto and has recently designed logos, concert programs, posters, menus, and covers. She is completing a certificate in design at OCAD.

In addition to editing, Jaye is a professional flutist, currently playing in several orchestras around the Greater Toronto Area.

Native of Nova Scotia, Jaye has been in Toronto since high school and has a degree from UofT in music performance. She also worked in film for 8 years as an assistant director, does some medieval martial arts and is a knitter. Jaye lives in a small house in the east end with her two active boys and Jack Russell terrier of a husband, who also does a million things.
JoAnn Rasmussen, Asst. Editor, Proofreader
JoAnn Rasmussen, Asst. Editor/Proofreader


oAnn Rasmussen has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Simpson College, Indianola, IA and a Practitioner Certificate in Project Management from the University of Colorado at Denver, College of Business and Administration. She is a freelance writer, editor, proofreader, and researcher. In the past, she was a contributing writer for The Denver Post, and an Assistant Editor and contributing writer for Mile High Mamas, The Denver Post’s parenting website.

In 1999, JoAnn and her husband left the rolling farmland of Iowa to seek adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. JoAnn is the creator of The Casual Perfectionist and has been writing there since 2007, where she chronicles their adventures in parenting, home improvement, traveling, and beyond. The Casual Perfectionist was nominated for Best Parenting Blog in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

JoAnn enjoys volunteering her time at her daughter’s school, Woodrow Wilson Academy, where she is also serving as the President of the Board of Directors. In her free time, JoAnn enjoys writing, reading, doing puzzles, hiking with her family, and taking advantage of the outdoor adventure colorful Colorado has to offer.
Wendy VanHatten, proofreader
Wendy VanHatten, Asst. Editor/Proofreader; Wendy VanHatten


endy VanHatten  is a published author, international travel writer, food, wine, and travel blogger, Editor-in-Chief for Prime Time Living Magazine, wine, food, and travel writer for WE Magazine, and board member of the Bay Area Travel Writer Organization. She has taught writing at the college level and writing workshops. Her Max and Myron series for children teaches reading and good character traits. Her mystery series, Hidden Truths, is published by DocUmeant Publishing.

Current travel advice and photos can be found at, her mystery novels on Amazon or
Patti Knoles, Cover Designer
Patti Knoles, Cover Designer; Virtual Graphic Arts Department


atti Knoles graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in photography and printing. After a few years of lugging around photo equipment, she opted for a computer as her medium and fell in love with graphic design. She works alongside Ginger Marks in DocUmeant Publishing's design department and has won numerous awards for her cover designs

With 23 years of solid concept design, art direction, social media/web graphics, experience in logo design, packaging, trade show displays, brochures, posters, banners, and book design, her strength lies in working closely with clients, and offering fresh solutions to visually portray and market their business. Patti enjoys long term relationships with many of her clients who span the globe.

Married to Mike for 24 years, they have three girls, three dogs and love spending

Aris MacInnes, Designer / Illustrator
Roslyn McFarland, Cover Designer


oslyn McFarland started her cover design career after being paying for and being presented with her own, less than inspiring, cover for her first novel. More books followed, but so did more covers, for herself and for other authors. Loving the design process, she focused more on the cover side of the business, though she still puts out a story here and there, and has a couple of novels in the works. Acutely aware of the importance of a professional cover, and the emotional aspect of clothing these literary pieces of an author’s heart, she prides herself on according each and every project with the special care it deserves.

Roslyn currently lives in Oregon with her husband, two extraordinarily active and strong-willed teenagers (karma) and a house full of fur kids (cats and dogs, numerous fishy friends, and let’s not forget the hamster).
Aris MacInnes, Designer / Illustrator
Aris MacInnes, Designer/Illustrator; Imaginary Mind Productions Company


ris MacInnes is a professional multi-disciplinary artist. Her award-winning illustrations have graced the covers and pages of books, magazines and more, both in print and digital media. She works in traditional and new media and loves the crossover between tangible and ethereal workspaces. Her background in graphic design makes her a perfect candidate to illustrate for a wide variety of products including e-books, websites, multimedia presentations, marketing and advertising. She works internationally via Imaginary Mind Productions Company et al.

Certified Coach & Trainer, Dick "DW" Powell
Dick Powell, Author/Speaker Coach; Earth Wind Fire Water Training and Development


or numerous years, Dick Powell has successfully helped thousands of individuals and businesses in numerous industries throughout the United States and abroad with his unique system for public speaking, effective presentation, media communications and leadership development.

Dick is the bestselling author of How Not To Lose Your Bass in Business, Founder, President, and Certified Senior Coach of Earth Wind Fire Water Training and Development, and the highly acclaimed Coaching Skills and Strategies for the Business of Coaching, Dick Powell offers live and recorded training for not only high-caliber speakers, but also books and audios training on the subject.

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For Cover Design (2014)
  Covington Who's Who Award 2013 to Ginger Marks
Women in Ecommerce, Publishing Leader of the Year Ginger Marks, 2016 Golden Mouse Award
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