Buckerfield: The Story of a Vancouver Family

Mary Buckerfield White with Philip Sherwood. 2011. 8 x 10 inches, 334 pages, index, casebound. 300+ images. Book and cover design William Glasgow. Printed by Friesens, ISBN 978-0-9877491-0-9. 1000 copies

Lifewriters.ca managed this project from concept to publication. Our services included:

  • managing the project. Developmental and structural editing
  • conducting twelve hours of audio-recorded interviews with Mrs. White
  • selecting material from family archives
  • selecting images from municipal archives and obtaining permissions and licensing
  • research to provide social and cultural context
  • transcribing interview recordings and data entry of archival material
  • crafting the interview transcripts, existing written material, and archival excerpts into an engaging narrative told in the first person. Ghostwriting
  • obtaining permissions and licensing for news reprints and other copyrighted material
  • liaising with an archival assistant
  • writing back cover copy, preface, and acknowledgements
  • helping choose images and write captions
  • fact-checking, copyediting, and proofreading
  • designing the book and covers
  • taking the author’s back cover photo
  • creating an index
  • obtaining an ISBN
  • contracting and liaising with a printer on behalf of the client
  • creating a promotional poster


After publication, Mrs. White wrote,

“Philip, what can I say? Thank you many times over for all your help, enthusiasm, and at times impatience! It took all that and more to keep things going into this family book.”


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