Deanie: A Life

Dorothy E. Babbitt. 2009. 6 x 9 inches. 150 pages, 128 images, soft cover. Book and cover design by William Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-9812258-0-7. 100 copies

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

  • helping the author set parameters for the project
  • conducting ten hours of audio-recorded interviews
  • identifying additional topics for the author to write about
  • transcribing interviews and additional written material
  • research and fact checking
  • crafting the transcripts into an engaging first-person narrative. Ghostwriting
  • identifying images and memorabilia to be included. Helping the author write captions
  • taking additional photographs, including front and back covers
  • negotiating with family members to provide additional photographs and written submissions
  • obtaining permissions
  • scanning and retouching photos and memorabilia
  • designing the book and cover
  • obtaining an ISBN
  • contracting and liaising with a printer on behalf of the client
  • creating a promotional poster

 

After publication, Mrs. Babbitt wrote,

“Philip recently helped me write a book about my life that did very well when published. I thoroughly recommend him to anyone thinking about writing his or her life story. He makes it fun.”

 

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