[toggle title=”1. What if I have some or all of my story written already. Can you help me?”]Yes of course. We are able to help you at any stage of the personal history writing process. We can sit down to discuss your vision, your progress and how we can help you complete this very important project in a timely manner.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”2. Why capture MYstory or OURstory?”] process of creating this book enables us to hear and capture so many stories that would have otherwise been lost. Looking into the past and digging deep into your heart, you will see the threads that weave the patterns and textures of the life you have lived and recognize your contribution to the new generations that can celebrate life’s gifts as a result of you. Your life story also connects family members to their ancestors, to their culture and their traditions…to their personality traits and to family heirlooms. It would be a great loss, not to have your life captured. Your family now and for generations to come will be able to really know who you were. It is your legacy. It is forever!![/toggle]
[toggle title=”3. No one really wants to hear about my life. Do you have to have a lot to say?”]According to a recent survey*, baby boomers said that their parents’ personal keepsakes, family stories and final instructions are more important to them than the dollars they expect to inherit. The study also indicated that most seniors do not believe their children are interested in their stories. The reality is there are those who will be interested in your family’s history and others who are not. Do you know who your great-grandparents were? Do you remember the stories they told about growing up? Hard to remember isn’t it? It is important to document your story, so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.
* The Allianz American Legacies Study[/toggle]
[toggle title=”4. The pricing varies so much and I don’t like surprises. How will I know how much this is going to cost?”]As you can imagine, writing a personal history is a very personal thing and with it comes various options for you to consider. If you are very price sensitive and have the desire to do most of the writing yourself, but need help with the production and editing, the workshop series might be the best option for you. We have an option within that has a cost per page for the production and you can decide how many pages you would like. We have a menu of services with pricing too. If you are anxious to proceed, but are overwhelmed with the task, we can do everything for you, or simply facilitate the process however you desire. A contract will be prepared, with the scope and pricing, so that there are no surprises. If you want to make changes to the contract along the way, that most certainly isn’t a problem, as long as it covers work completed to date.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”5. How do I decide that you are the best person to help me with ‘MYstory’?”]First of all, you are more than welcome to view a sample of a book that I have already produced. http://www.blurb.com/books/2468577 . Secondly, I am happy to speak with you over the phone, or meet with you in person. The first 1 hour meeting is free and in it we will discuss the scope of the project and the options for you to consider. I hope to leave you inspired! Finally, it is your choice. The fit has to be right for you. Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org[/toggle]