What is a personal biography? What is a personal biographer (also called memoir writer)?
In this 3-minute interview, memoir writer Sheridan Hill explains what a personal biographer does, and the benefits of having your personal biography written. Please visit us at our new website, ReaLifeStories.com
Benefits of working with a professional memoir writer include: forgotten memories often return; the act of telling your story to an impartial, interested witness is often therapeutic; a great excitement gathers around the biography process; a wonderful book results!
Once our loved ones have passed on, we have only sketchy memories--unless we have taken time to preserve the family history that only they can tell. Read Sheridan Hill's essay encouraging you to discover and capture your family history now.
How does it work? Nothing can replace interviews when it comes to documenting history, whether it is personal, family, or business.
Once we begin our interviews, our clients find that memories come floating back. Stories that were long forgotten rise to the surface.
The process can be as simple as having a few telephone interviews for a shorter biography, or a week of personal interviews at your location.
Then, our memoir writers begin drafting your story. We will conduct specific research your genealogy and expertly weave in local, regional, and world events into your story. When the manuscript is completed, you will receive a draft to review. This process continues until you are satisfied with the manuscript.
Once the manuscript is completed to your satisfaction, you will choose photographs to illustrate the different times and people in your life.
I guide you through the book design process. My book designers are experts and among the most affordable professional book designers available in the United States.
When you are satisfied with the print-ready book, I manage the printing to ensure that you receive the best quality. One choice is a leather-bound, archival book that will last 200 years or more. Sheridan Creative archival books are printed by a high-quality offset press (not a photocopier) using real ink, not toner (copy machines and quick-print shops use toner, which breaks down quickly) on archive-quality, acid-free paper. Samples are shown in the video on this page.