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Stacey Aaronson | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 25, 2015

Stacey Aaronson

Meticulous Editing & Book Design Services
   United States
  |   San Pedro, CA


Minimum Hourly Rate $55

I take self-publishing authors by the hand and provide personalized, polished, professional book doctoring services: developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading; book cover and interior design; ebook and interactive iBook design; self-publishing facilitation; promotional materials creation; and website design.

Publishing a book on your own can be overwhelming, and partnering with a professional who can not only take your labor of love from manuscript to market, but who will also encourage and guide you with care and trust every...

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Nov 25, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$425|Completed
Sep 27, 2012|E-books and Blogs|$2,067|Completed
Sep 27, 2012|Translation|$900|Working
Sep 13, 2012|Page & Book Design|$45|Completed

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Editing, book cover, interior ebook design, and proofreading for The Savvy...
Book cover, book interior, ebook, interactive iBook segment design; substantive editing...
Editing, book cover, book interior, and proofreading for From Pebbles to Pathways: A...
Editing, cover design,book interior design, proofreading, and ebook design for It's A...
Book cover, interior book design, and proofreading for Admitted: An Interactive...
Copyediting, book cover, book interior design, and ebook for Compelling American...
Book cover and book interior design for Death Speaker, a novel by Vickey Kall.
Book cover designed for Ditch. Dare. Do! 60 Ways to Become Influential, Indispensable...
Book cover designed for World Series of Murder by John Vorhaus, international creative...
Website designed for Men of Mystery, annual author event featuring 50+ male mystery...
Website designed for the Literary Guild of Orange County, Festival of Women Authors a...
Website designed for co-owned specialty, vintage-inspired greeting card, invitation,...
Website designed for author Ross Shickler, lifelong educator and expert angler.
Website designed for author Ken Kuhlken, writer of the California Century Novels and...
Website and online store designed for O'Connell Dermatology's signature skincare line.
Website designed for Hand in Hand Homecare, a professional caregiving agency.
Promotional bookmark designed for author Ora Shtull for The Glass Elevator.
Promotional bookmark designed for Men of Mystery, Annual Literary Event
Promotional bookmark designed for author Vickey Kall for Death Speaker.
Ad designed for author Kwei Quartey for the release of his second novel, Children of...
Promotional calendar designed as fundraising item for Men of Mystery, featuring all...
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Skills (8)

Book Interior Design
E-book Design
website design

Service Description

I have been writing and editing for business, my non-profit affiliations, and personal clients for over 15 years. As a writer, confirmed grammar nerd, and perfectionist, I not only bring a love and expertise of the English language to the arena, but I also bring my passion and talent for creative design, which I've honed over the last 8 years as a graphic designer.

In 2011, as the landscape of publishing began to rapidly evolve, I married my passions into an all-encompassing business for self-publishing authors, taking them from raw manuscript to impeccably published book (note: handholding and cheerleading are always happily included!).

I am pleased to offer the following professional services:


My focus in editing your work is to respect and preserve your voice, maintain appropriate wording and tone for your intended audience, and present your material with clarity, flow, and impeccable grammar. If awkward writing exists when the manuscript comes to me, I will provide you with suggestions for improving your words, allowing for collaboration between us, always striving to make your book its very best.

I provide:

* Substantive Editing (for non-fiction writers only)
* Copyediting (for fiction and non-fiction)
* Proofreading (for fiction and non-fiction)


B O O K * D E S I G N


* Your Artwork or Photography
* Stock Photograaphy
* Original Artwork
* Graphic Elements
* Stylized...

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Creative Collaborations
2011 - Present
Words and language are my passion. As a writer, editor, and book designer, I understand that not only the words themselves are important, but that their presentation is vital as well. Beyond...
Nostalgic Press
Co-Executive Creato
2004 - Present
Designer, writer, and manufacturer of extensive collection of vintage-inspired greeting cards, invitations, notecards, gifts, and wearables for the nostalgic at heart. From classic 50s images and...
Cardeologie, Inc
Director of Personnel & Customer Relations
2001 - 2010
Oversaw all human resource functions, including staffing, training, new-hire orientation, conflict resolution, employee recognition, and performance evaluation for 2+ million card and gift...
Various Management & Support Roles
1988 - 2001
Served as exemplary representative of company, receiving distinctive awards in several key positions. Customer Service Manager, Cerritos, 1990-1991; Santa Ana, 1991-1993 Women's Activewear Manager,...


Scripps College
B.A. in Spanish & Jewish Studies, Magna Cum Laude
1998 - 2000
Cerritos College
General Undergraduate Studies, 4.0
1994 - 1998
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book cover design
book interior layout
ebook design
website design
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
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Member Since
September 2012
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