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Here are some products and services you can use to capture your life story - autobiography, biography, memoir

There are various products and services that you can use to capture your life story.  On this page you can find out more about how to use them and Your Life Is Your Story services to tell your story.

Professional Personal Historian Life Story Services

Your Life Is Your Story
can develop a custom designed life story package based on the number of interviews, amount of transcribing, writing, final product development and your budget.  The result is a legacy (biography, autobiography, memoir, etc) you and your family - including future generations - will treasure.  Every project is unique.  

Preparing your story, knowing what you want to tell and deciding how you want to go about it are all important considerations. There are several articles on this website to help you prepare. Fill out the form on the
Get Started page and get free information or you can Contact us to find out more.

Additionally, this page contains other family history and life story service options for your personal history project.

Short Professional Bio

Looking to step up your professional profile?  Job searching is extremely competitive - give yourself an extra edge. Check out our special offer on a One Page Professional Bio - It is affordably priced and this service can help you in many ways. I've had many clients seek me out to write their short, professional biography. Many need something for trade publications or other media exposure, or to provide for companies or organizations who need to know more about their background, personal experience and life values.

This is also an option to make a beginning on your personal history story. A 1-2 page biography can be the foundation for a more extensive personal history.

Find out
more here.

Life Story Editing Services

Hiring a skilled writer who is capable of taking your writing and editing it into a stronger final version can be a very worthwhile investment. Even better, as your editor I can suggest ways to take the memories you’ve written about and rephrase them in a better way. Good editors are typically good writers. And good writers who are also excellent teachers can encourage and illuminate you with their input. Let me help you refine your writing. Or if you are stuck, I can help you get back on track. Find out more here.

The Memoir Network

The Memoir Network is the umbrella of the various services, workshops and resources of  They can help you publish a book.  Denis Ledoux and his team can provide writing coaching.  They can assist you to teach others through their curriculum. Their program of leader certification for lifewriting professionals can provide those interested in working in the field of lifewriting with credentials and know how.

The Memoir Network with Denis LeDoux (writing coach, mentor, instructor, writer) has something called Write Your First Memoir Draft. The WYFMD Program (for short) is well designed and well worth the investment if you really want to get a memoir written. It costs you nothing to take a look.

Turning Memories Into MemoirsThe centerpiece of Denis Ledoux's instruction is his excellent handbook, Turning Memories into Memoirs.  I own a copy of the recently revised and expanded edition and it is full of valuable and helpful resources.  It's written with clarity and it will inspire you to take the steps to write your story. You can order a copy through their e-bookstore.

i'm a Story

I'm a Story - free online life story postingUse the free I'm a Story ( website to write and post your memoir or life story. Or interview a family member and write about them. You can keep it private or share it with the world. Rolland Love, a fine writer himself, is the man behind I'm a Story and his mission is to get people to preserve life stories. He is especially interested in schools getting young people involved interviewing family members and helping preserve their history. Towards that end he's created some curriculum to show you how and is actively working to get more schools involved. What a great idea!

Once you've written your story (using helpful prompts and tools) you can save it and take the next step to have your book designed and printed. I'm a Story doesn't offer that service, but there are plenty of places to turn to for that.

Details here.

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