Memoir services

Been meaning to record your mother’s, grandfather’s, friend’s story for years?
We have a suggestion – don’t do it!
Let us do it instead.
Why?

Because we’re not you! We’re not the daughter, friend, spouse of the interviewee so they are free to tell their story without interruptions, like, ‘Yes, I’ve heard that before’, or ‘Why don’t you ever talk about…’

As experienced writers, editors and story coaches, we ask meaningful questions and listen attentively to draw out the story in the person’s own words. This gift is theirs to keep.

We provide three memoir services.

1. Record the story

Includes:
Six facilitated weekly interviews
Interviews between 30 to 45 minutes each
Recorded and delivered in Mp3 format.

Price:
$860
+ travel*

2. Transcribe the story

Includes:
Six to eight facilitated weekly interviews
Interviews between 30 to 45 minutes each
Recorded in Mp3 format
Each interview transcribed word for word (just the ums and false starts removed)
‘Chapters’ read back to and approved by interviewee each week
Proofread story
Up to twenty photos added, delivered in print and web-ready format
Document provided in print-ready format, suitable for printing in A4 size.

Price:
$4990, including travel within 20 kilometres of Melbourne, Bendigo or Woodend, Victoria.

3. Write the story

If you feel as though you or your friend or relative has a very special story to tell, get in touch with us to discuss how we can help. Ghost writing of memoirs starts at $8500. To find out exactly what’s involved in writing a memoir, please read this article by David Brewster.

* travel charged at $50/hour, measured in 15-minute blocks from Melbourne, Bendigo or Woodend, Victoria.

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