"Sharing your story is like taking your loved ones on a journey back in time and letting them walk with you through the story of your life."
HOW IT WORKS
I will guide you on a trip down memory lane, and walk beside you all the way.
Through my experience of helping people to share their life story, I have found it is usually a fun, uplifting and often, a therapeutic journey.
Through guided interviewing techniques and empathetic listening, I follow your cues to encourage your story to emerge. Much like a tapestry, we weave the threads of your life together to bring the larger picture into focus.
If you wish, family members may add their memories, and cherished photos are carefully digitised and embedded into the story to add context. We can even record your loved ones sharing precious family memories and embed these into a book or ebook upon request.
IT'S ALL IN THE DETAIL
Before we begin, it is important that you feel comfortable enough with me to share the personal stories of your life, so we’ll schedule a half hour telephone chat to get to know each other a little better.
If you are happy to proceed, the next step is a simple questionnaire you can fill out in your own time. This enables me to record basic details such as important dates and family members and create a timeline, to save time and money.
You will also be encouraged to start looking through old family photos and selecting the ones you wish to appear in the book, which also helps to jog old memories.
Once the questionnaire is completed I will schedule interviews, either at a location you are comfortable with, or, if distance is a problem, by telephone or online, using Skype, Facetime or any technology you feel comfortable with.
Send me the photos you wish to appear in your book via recorded delivery. I will scan and digitise them and place them onto a memory stick. The originals will then be returned to you via recorded delivery.
Once your story has been completed, and prior to publication, you will receive a draft copy to look over. Once we get your tick of approval, the manuscript will be sent for publication and you will receive a beautifully presented hardcover book, with a cover photo and title of your choice, together with an ebook version to cater for different preferences.
Your story will become a cherished possession and a family heirloom. A priceless gift to share with your family.
Is there anything more important to pass on to the generations that follow?