ThanksForTheMemoirs

Capturing the memories of a lifetime

Services Offered to Create your Memoir

  • Free one-hour project consultation. I will discuss the focus of your memoir and whether other people will be contributing to the book.
  • Digital recording interviews
  • Transcription of oral interviews
  • Editing interviews into a smooth flowing narrative
  • Proofreading
  • Selecting photographs and relevant documents from your collection to illustrate your story, and scanning
  • Designing and formatting
  • Printing
  • Binding
  • Voila! A beautiful keepsake book your family will treasure forever.

Interviewing and Recording

In a series of relaxed, enjoyable interviews in the comfort of your home or office, I will ask you questions about your past, putting you at ease and helping jog your memory. These interviews will be recorded and the CD will be part of the finished product. Most people need from six to twelve hours to tell their life stories. If you want to cover only a short period in your life, you'll need less time, while if you have many adventures to cover or multiple family members to be interviewed, you might need more time.

Transcription & Editing of Tapes

After your stories have been recorded, the material will be transcribed, ensuring that your story reads smoothly and clearly, while preserving your own distinct style.

Revising and Proofreading

After you have read the manuscript and made any corrections or deletions, I will revise and proofread and return it to you for your final approval.

Book Publishing & Printing Services

I will guide the finished manuscript through the publication process to create a beautifully bound hard or soft-cover book. This service includes selecting photos and documents; scanning and sizing photos; writing captions, and choosing page design, graphics, paper, printing process and type of binding.

 

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