Everyone has a story to share. We just make it easy.
There are many people who would never write their memoir. They just don't think they have much of a story to share, or are not interested in sitting at a computer to write it all down. Because it's actually really hard to do!
So we work with families to save and share their
stories without the hard work.
We don't coach clients on how to improve their writing. Instead, our team DO the writing. We give our clients the opportunity to share their share their story with our team of trained oral historians. They are guided throughout to share their life's journey in a conversation, talking about things perhaps not spoken about for decades.
Our experienced team of writers then works with these stories to celebrate our client's journey in it's richness and complexity. They work with recollections and experiences, layering in gorgeous detail, memorable anecdotes alongside historic and cultural context.
A gift that touches everyone.
We offer our clients an amazing experience. They help their families learn about them as a person. A cheeky kid. Someone who struggled with Math and learned to drive in a Datsun.
It's the chance for children to learn about who their parents were, long before they became parents! And it's a way for grandchildren to connect with their grandparents in new and special ways.
So what do you actually do?
Clients talk with our Oral Historians to share their story.
Every interview is guided by the team to ensure we cover the journey of a lifetime. Interviews take place online, covering questions like:
- Tell me about your first kiss!
- Describe your family home: What did your kitchen smell like? What sort of neighborhood did you grow up in?
- How did you feel when you became a parent? And grandparent?
No preparation in advance is necessary, though we always provide some general guidelines about what we do, and a advice on which pictures we could add to the memoir.
After the interview, our team fine tunes the story outline and creates your memoir. We pair it with the photographs provided in a thoughtful and connected way to enhance your story.
We will send through a complete proof for feedback before it's all yours, ready to share with family, friends and the world!
What's included in your Memoir!
Your stunning hardcover book provides a cultural context to stories and a level of detail that cannot be matched.
1 Hardcover book of your memoir 6000 - 10,000 words, including
- 25 - 35 personal photographs
- Dedication Page
- Small moments of family history not necessarily connected to the main memoir
- Written contributions from up to three family members
- A simple family tree
- Opportunity for feedback throughout the process
We can't wait to help you share a journey of a lifetime.