A Life Story Book is one of the most valuable investments you can make for your family.
The process is really enjoyable and rewarding. Precious family stories, photos and information will be kept safe for all the family and enjoyed for generations to come.
Your book will also become an invaluable resource for future caregivers and for family reminiscence. The benefits of reminiscence are being increasingly recognised. I make sure that the whole process is relaxed, rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable. The book, at the end of it all, is a bonus!
Created through friendly and relaxed interview sessions, these life story books capture your personality and are bursting with photographs that are integrated into the narrative.
I will send you a pre-interview questionnaire so that you can collect your thoughts and get dates written down.
I will visit you for three 2 hour interview sessions. These can also be carried out via an online video call.
I will then send you a word proof for you to read and amend, should you wish.
I will scan and digitally improve up to 40 photographs/cuttings/letters etc.
I will visit you for a final editing session to cover any areas that have been missed and to check that you’re happy.
I will do two hours additional research, where necessary, into names or places that you’ve talked about.
I will make the changes to your word proof and then send it back for your final approval.
Once you’re happy with the text, I’ll lay out the book with the photographs and send you a final layout proof for print approval (this is usually a digital copy).
You will then receive your A4 hard backed book to enjoy! You can always order additional hard backed or paper backed copies at the time of printing for family and friends.
The cost for the Silver Life Story package is £3,750. Payment can either be made in three stages or as a monthly amount over the interview and writing period in order to spread the cost.
Your book is tailor made and I can always adapt to your specific requirements. If you find yourself wanting more interview time or more photographs these can easily be added.
You can also order additional copies of your finished book to share with family and friends. I can also produce an audio CD or digital MP3 file with edited recordings from the interview sessions.
Please contact me for further information or if you have any questions. I’d love to hear from you!
Have a look at what other people have said about their books.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Sarah created a book for my dad, who had dementia. The experience brought my family together and made me realise how much I respected and admired him."
Nicci - Epsom