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Deanie: A Life

D.E. Babbitt. 2009. 150 pages. ISBN 978-0-9812258-0-7. Book and cover design: William Glasgow.

Project Highlights
We managed this project from conception to completion. Preliminary consultations with the client involved setting the parameters of the project and identifying the audience and general tone. Our involvement included:

  • ten hours of recorded interviews
  • identifying additional subjects for the author to write about
  • transcription of interviews and additional written material
  • additional research and fact checking
  • extensive telephone consultations with the author
  • crafting the transcripts into an engaging first-person narrative that retained the author’s voice.
  • negotiating revisions with the author at every stage of the process.
  • identifying more that 70 illustrations and memorabilia to be included. Writing captions and placing the items in the manuscript.
  • taking additional photographs, including front and back covers
  • negotiating with family members to provide additional photographs and written submissions
  • obtaining permissions where necessary
  • scanning and retouching photos and memorabilia
  • designing the book and cover
  • obtaining an ISBN
  • identifying a suitable printer / binder and negotiating a contract on behalf of the client
  • negotiating changes with the printer
  • arranging for the delivery of the books to the client
  • creating a promotional poster to advertise the book launch

To read an excerpt from the book, click here.

 



"Without Philip's help, I could never have written and published my memoirs. Not only is the finished product much better than I ever could have imagined, but the whole process was very rewarding. Philip and his team are professional in every sense of the word, and I benefited first hand from his intuitive editing skills - his ability to rearrange a passage with skill and subtlety without sacrificing anything of the narrative. And all done with a lightness and humour that makes working together pure fun.

"He also taught me the satisfaction of discipline and deadlines! Now that the book is completed, there will be a sad silence at 10.00 p.m., when we had most of our working conversations - I'm a night owl and that's my prime time! Thank you, dear Philip!"

- Joyce Bryant, CM, BEM, author of Slender Threads.

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Lifewriters.ca provides a broad range of services in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. These include freelance editor, freelance writer, ghost writer, publication design, book design, personal historian, transcription services, memoirs, family history, corporate history, life stories, biographies, autobiographies. Lifewriters is a member of the Association of Personal Historians and the Editors' Association of Canada.