Your Heritage Memoir project is carefully managed start to finish. Here is a typical scenario:
We discuss your project and explore the possibilities. Will this be your own memoir? A full life story or just one aspect of your life such as your career or a challenge you've overcome? Or do you intend it as a gift for your parents or grandparents? Maybe a business history to pay tribute to all the hard work and sacrifices, the challenges and triumphs over the years?
Interviewing and Recording
We get together wherever you’re comfortable, and I guide you through the telling of your life story. Interviews usually last two hours, and we can meet as often as you wish. How many interviews is up to you. Most people need at least six hours of interviews for a life story.
Writing and Editing
Once our interviews are finished, I use the transcripts as my base for writing and editing your book. We will have a lot of back and forth as we polish a final manuscript that you are satisfied with. It will be in your own words; a first-person narrative organized into chapters of your life. Every project includes professional editing for accuracy, grammar, spelling, style and narrative flow.
Most of my clients want to have their manuscript transformed into a book. Working with a professional book designer, I scan your photographs, write captions, add any material you'd like to include such as a family tree, diary entry or other memorabilia. Each page is carefully crafted to bring your story to life. You may order your book in softcover or hardcover; as many copies as you wish.
Your book has arrived! Celebrate your accomplishment and rest easy knowing that your story has been preserved for all time. Give your family and friends their own autographed copy, and nestle your own copy, pride of place, on your bookshelf to be enjoyed over and over.
Contact me today
to get started on your Heritage Memoir project!