Cara Stein | Elance
Last Sign-in: Apr 19, 2014

Cara Stein

Transforming manuscripts into books.
   United States
  |   Huntsville, AL
  |  10:49 pm Local Time


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 Kindle, Nook, or the iBook store? I can transform it for you, preserving the original design as much as possible while optimizing the reading experience for eReaders.

I don't just specialize in books, I love them. I do the whole process, from writing and editing to design and layout. Few designers are strong writers, and even fewer writers are good designers. I'm your one-stop shop to get your book finished and fabulous. Let's get started!
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 score on the Test of Standard Written English section of the SAT.

I can:
- Edit your work for flow, style, and proper word usage and grammar.
- Proofread your work for errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, and usage.


Here's what a few of my recent clients have said about my work:

"Cara is awesome to work with, efficient and a very good editor."

"Excellent provider, professional, adhered to schedule and willing to make changes to make sure I was happy with the final draft. Highly recommend and will use consider provider again for future services :)"

"Ms. Stein was contact to create eBooks for a Publishing House. Cara not only was patient while the project was approved but she still delivered on time. She was committed to completing the project. She provided quality work and was helpful, quick and informative. This being the first time we've done eBooks we knew we wanted to do it right the first time. She did an amazing job and exceeded our expectations."

"Very few people put the time, energy and attention into their clients' work the way Cara does. She made sure my book was presented compellingly in the Kindle format, without compromising quality. Because of that, we're positioned to bring in more sales and experience more growth being on a new, rapidly growing platform on Amazon. I'll continue to use her again and again, and refer her to anyone that needs to convert their book to Kindle to increase sales."
--Jonathan Mead

"Perfect! Could not be happier. I look forward to doing more with Cara."
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
Payment Terms
50% escrow deposit due at the start of the project
Balance due at project completion
Cara Stein | Elance

Cara Stein