Melanie Pinola is an award-winning author who specializes in technology and productivity. She has over a dozen years’ experience in content development for both the web and traditional media.

Pinola began her career at a marketing agency in Long Island, New York, where she designed marketing materials and developed communication strategies for clients of all kinds, from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Today, she regularly writes for Lifehacker, ITworld, and’s Mobile Office Technology sites. Her work also appears on Popular Mechanics and other publications. Her book LinkedIn In 30 Minutes: How to create a rock-solid LinkedIn profile and build connections that matter has sold thousands of copies and was the recipient of a 2013 USA Best Book Award.

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