We humans communicate through story. Telling the stories of your life has immense benefits for yourself. The very act of speaking about your life helps you to clarify, understand and acknowledge the complexities of your experiences.
All of those things that make you the unique person that you are today have a place to exist; your challenges and difficulties, your hopes and dreams, your hard earned lessons, your sadness and grief, your happy and joyful memories.
You will feel a strong sense of peace just from talking about your life. Having your story in written form multiplies the benefits. You will have something tangible to be proud of and share with your family and friends. Something that your descendants will value for generations to come.
HOW IT COULD WORK:
Everything can be negotiated, including how we approach the project.
Free 20 minute phone consult to discuss and chart the project. The details will be documented in a plan for clarification.
Face to face or online interviews conducted at a mutually agreeable location and time. The space is held for your story to be told with gentle questioning, prompts and clarifying questions as needed. The interviews are recorded to gather your stories for transcribing.
Photos and other relevant documents that you would like included are collected in the interview process.
Your stories are then compiled and edited for consistency and cohesion while still maintaining your voice throughout.
A draft copy is given to you to fact check and to make sure you’re happy with it. Any changes are made at this point.
Once the content is finalised it is printed. There are 3 options for books. See the pricing below.
PRICES The prices below are only a guide and of course each situation is unique. I am more than willing to negotiate with you to help you achieve your desired outcome. Lets talk.
Expanded Package ( around 51-100 pages)
8 x one hour guided interviews Transcribing, Editing, Compiling Buckram Hardcover x 2 $6,000
Standard Package (around 21-50 pages)
6 x one hour guided interviews Transcribing, Editing, Compiling 2 x Spiral/Thermal bound books with photos $2,200
Mini Package (around 10-20 pages)
4 x one hour guided interviews (plus extra phone calls/emails as needed) Transcribing, Editing, Compiling 1 x Spiral/Thermal bound book with photos $880
I can also review and include any writing you may have already done on your life. (included in the above prices)
Buckram Handmade Hard Cover Book Made locally here in Adelaide by Conker Productions 1 x copy with photos $100 Additional copies $50 Metallic embossing $40
Thermal Bound or Spiral Bound Book 1 x copy $15
Handmade Japanese stitched book Only suitable for mini-package 1 x copy $40
Basic family tree $50/hour research (limit to be negotiated)
Edited audio recording on USB $180
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