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Cara Stein | Elance
Last Sign-in: Aug 14, 2015

Cara Stein

Transforming manuscripts into books.
   United States
  |   Huntsville, AL
  |  9:30 pm Local Time

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You want to publish your book. I can help.

- Got a rough draft or a collection of blog posts, transcripts, or emails that you want to publish as a book? I can edit, polish, and unify your writing so that it flows as one work. Then I can design the cover and layout for eBook or print. Voila--your manuscript, transformed into a book, ready to be published!

- Got a manuscript that's ready to go? I can design a cover and interior layout to showcase your work for eBook or print publication.

- Got an existing book that you want to offer on...

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Aug 24, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$810|Completed
Jul 22, 2014|Other - Writing Services|$140|Completed
Jul 7, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$81|Completed
Jun 3, 2014|Ghost Writing|$472|Completed

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Book cover design for How to be Happy (No Fairy Dust or Moonbeams Required)
For this project, I edited the text and designed the cover and interior. Project...
For this project, I created a book out of an online course. I did content synthesis...
For this project, I edited the text, designed the cover, and produced the book in...
Design from the original PDF eBook (far left) is carried into the Kindle version in...
For this project, I created a book out of an online course. I did content synthesis...
For this project, I took a collection of emails and transformed them into a book. This...
I designed this cover for Reclaim Your Love: How to Fix your Relationship.
I designed this cover for Getting Unstuck, a PDF eBook.
I designed and set up this site in WordPress. I also wrote all of the sales copy.
Soar is a membership site that I designed and created with WordPress. This is the main...
Soar is a membership site. I designed it and created a WordPress Theme using the design...
Guest post on Kind Over Matter.
Guest post on Illuminated Mind, now Paid to Exist.
Guest post on
Guest post on Goodlife Zen.
This was an especially popular post on my own blog. It was featured on's...
This is a sample inner page from Reclaim Your Love. All formatting is applied to Kindle...
This is the first page of a chapter from Reclaim Your Love. Consistent formatting is...
This sample shows a bullet list formatted for Kindle. Kindle handles simple formatting...
This is a sample Table of Contents. It includes chapter headings as well as first-level...
The title page appears just inside the cover of a Kindle book. I apply formatting to...
This is a chapter start page from a book on social networking for teens. The original...

Skills (15)

Book Completion
Book design/layout
Publishing Fundamentals
Publishing Fundamentals Test
My Score
Cover Design
Quark XPress 10
English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
My Score
Kindle formatting
ePub formatting
Content Writing
Online Writing
Technical Writing
English Grammar
Academic Writing

Service Description

My #1 goal is for your work to look great. Publishing is easier than ever, which means there's a lot of garbage competing for readers' attention. That's why you need to make sure your work looks professional in every way. Here's how I can help.

eBook Design/Formatting

Want to publish your book? Let's go!

I can:
- Design your book as a beautiful PDF eBook
- Format your book as a Kindle book
- Format your book in ePub for Nook and other readers

Research and Writing
Need content? I've been writing for publication since 1996. My published work includes newspaper articles, academic research (8 conference papers, 6 journal articles, a book chapter, and a dissertation), blogging, and ebooks.

I can:

- research your topic and summarize information (with citations) or write the complete piece
- write blog content
- write sales copy
- write reports
- write a book


Need design? I took courses in graphic design at Alfred University, and I've been doing web design since 1996.

I can:
- critique the design of your website or book and suggest improvements
- design a cover for your book
- design a website and set it up in WordPress so you can easily edit and use it


Need someone to polish your writing? I'm a detail maniac who got a perfect...

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University of Alabama in Huntsville
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Computer Science
2001 - 2004
George Mason University
Master of Science - Software Engineering
1999 - 2001
Alfred University
Bachelor of Arts - Communications and Computer Sci
1994 - 1998
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book design
cover design
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
July 2012
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Cara Stein