First with the Finest: Vanderpol’s The Early Years

Pieter Vanderpol. 2018. 7.5 x 8.5 inches. 120 pages, soft cover, colour, 30 images. Book and cover design by William Glasgow. Published by Vanderpol Enterprises Inc. Printed by Island Blue Printorium Bookworks. 100 copies

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

  • project management. Developmental and structural editing. Working with the author and other stakeholders to determine the parameters of the project
  • conducting 30 hours of audio-recorded interviews with the author, other family members, and employees (13 people total)
  • selecting material from the corporate archives
  • transcribing the interview recordings and completing the data entry of archival material
  • crafting the transcripts, additional written material, and archival excerpts into an engaging narrative told in the first person. Ghostwriting
  • liaising with stakeholders throughout the project
  • obtaining permissions from non-family interviewees
  • choosing images and writing captions
  • copyediting and proofreading
  • designing the book and cover
  • contracting and liaising with the printer on behalf of the client

lifewriters.ca serves clients in the greater Vancouver area and British Columbia and across Canada.

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