It’s Not the Ships . . . My Early Years

Frederick H. Sherwood with Philip Sherwood. 2012. 8 x 10 inches, 160 pages, 119 images, soft cover. Book and cover design by William Glasgow. Printed in Canada by Island Blue / Printorium Bookworks. 50 copies

lifewriters.ca managed this project from concept to publication. It is the first of a three-volume set (Outward Bound and People Will Say We’re in Love). Our services included:

  • conducting 15 hours of audio-recorded interviews
  • transcribing and editing a lengthy written account of the client’s wartime service
  • transcribing interviews and additional written material
  • reading the client’s wartime correspondence and selecting excerpts for publication
  • extensive researching of family archives and fact checking
  • crafting the transcripts, letters, and other material into an engaging first-person narrative. Ghostwriting
  • researching and identifying the images to be included from a vast collection. (The client was blind.)
  • taking additional photographs and author photo
  • obtaining permissions from the Royal Navy Submarine Museum and arranging for licensing fees for use of copyrighted material
  • scanning and retouching photos and memorabilia
  • designing the book and cover. Writing the back cover promotional copy
  • contracting and liaising with a printer on behalf of the client
  • designing a promotional poster

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