Stability, Chaos, and Opportunity: Our Story

J.A. Harry Boessenkool and Joanne Boessenkool. 2018. 8 x 10 inches, 396 pages, casebound, 250+ images. Book and cover design by William Glasgow. Printed by Friesens. 200 copies

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

  • project management. Developmental and structural editing
  • conducting 21 hours of audio-recorded interviews
  • selecting material from family and community archives
  • research to provide social and cultural context
  • transcribing interview recordings and data entry of archival material
  • crafting the interview transcripts, existing and additional written material, and archival excerpts into an engaging narrative told in the first person. Ghostwriting
  • ensuring permissions were obtained for copyrighted material
  • helping write the preface
  • helping choose images and write captions
  • fact-checking, copyediting, and proofreading
  • designing the book and covers
  • contracting and liaising with a printer on behalf of the client
  • creating a promotional poster

 

After publication, the clients wrote,

“Philip, thanks for helping us fulfill our dream of writing our book! Great to know you and work with you! Like we heard you say numerous times, ‘It’s all good!’

From the acknowledgements: “Working with Philip has been terrific! We appreciated his encouragement, patience, and ability to keep us on track for deadlines. Through it all he remained cheerful, helpful, fun, and professional.”

 

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