1. Full Life Story
This is the most popular option, where I visit and interview you in your home or office, record our series of interviews and later painstakingly transcribe them. I then re-write your narrative where required; edit; proof-read; layout into a book and chapter format; and scan and incorporate your precious photographs.
Once you have approved the Final Draft, the book cover is designed, either by one of my graphic designers or in-house, and the book is sent off to the printers.
Finally I deliver a package of your shiny new books for you to share with friends and family. Naturally this whole process can take a fair while.
Clients should anticipate three to five interviews – some more – and some just don’t want it to end!
2. Concise Book
It is possible to produce a shorter book after just a couple of meetings, so don’t be afraid to ask.
3. Ghost Writing
The process is similar to the Full Life Story, usually focusing more on the narrative element, without the design, photographs and printing. Clients may wish to publish and distribute the books themselves under their own name.
4. Diaries & Letters
If you have a casket of old letters, a faded journal or a pile of diaries that you would like to have preserved, I can transform them into a printed book. I can either scan, retype, or simply re-format and edit them, adding your photos and finally sending your book off to be printed.
5. Existing manuscript
Whether it is hand-written in fountain pen; typed on a Smith Corona or Remington; or saved as a document on your computer, I can help you to transform the book you have started into a finished publication.
6. Getting You Started
If you have an ambition to write your life story, but don’t know where to start, I can work on the first chapter or two with you, then hand the manuscript back so that you can run with it.
7. Odds and Ends
I am always happy to help with any smaller projects, such as writing or typing articles for publication. Or just typing.
Every client is treated as an individual, no two books or projects are ever the same – please Contact Me for a tailor-made quotation.