(your family history)
What is a personal biography? What is a personal biographer?
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. After 30 years of interviewing, my style is both warm and efficient.
Once we begin our interviews, people find that memories come floating back.
Stories that were llong forgotten rise to the surface.
The process can be as simple as having a few talks on the phone or a week's personal interviews at your location.
Then, I begin drafting your story. I 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 photographs to illustrate the different times and people in your life.
I guide you through the book design process. My book designer is an expert, and is one of 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. Our archival books are printed by a high-qualityoffset 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.
Benefits 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!
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