Every life is important. No matter who you are, your ideas and experiences have added to our world.
You are irreplaceable and your story should be told.
Memory to Memoir is a consortium of creative professionals putting decades of experience and expertise to work helping people take the “facts” of their life and weave them into a vivid and coherent memoir and heirloom for themselves, their friends, and their family.
Our mission is to help clients reconnect to the richness of their lives – the challenges that taught them, the milestones and turning points, the values and perspectives they’ve gained with age and experience – while creating a polished history to be cherished for generations.
Our team includes writers with established careers in the areas of film, fiction, non-fiction, and business/corporate communications and consultation as well as visual artists with award-winning backgrounds in illustration and graphic design. No matter what a client level of ease and confidence about putting words to paper, our hands-on approach makes the process straightforward and comfortable. In a nutshell, you do the talking. We do the taped interviewing (templates for sessions submitted in advance so you can organize your thoughts and reflections), transcribing, writing/editing/revisions (based on your feedback and input), captioning, scanning of selected visual elements, layout and design. Once you have approved the final draft, we oversee publication.
The finished result is still your life, your story. But transformed into a compelling, professionally shaped narrative with momentum, drama and flow, and a customized look reflecting your personal taste and style.
Some words from our clients...
“Our family worked with MemorytoMemoir to produce a history of our 85-year-old Mother’s life. We could not have been happier with both the process and the final result. Jody and Leslie were wonderful to work with. Our family loves having this legacy and these beautiful books to pass down to our children and our children’s children and so on… I can’t imagine a better gift for someone you love.” —Emerson Robbins
“My sons came up with the idea of putting my life story in print for my 70th Birthday so that their children and their children's children would know the Patriarch of their family and how I achieved "The Road to Independence." They hired the company of Memory to Memoir" to write and publish the story for me. Ron Raley interviewed me over several sessions and would send me the text to edit. Leslie Carlson collected pictures from me as well as took pictures of me, my wife and I, and our home. Jody Hauber worked with my wife in writing a most beautiful forward to my book. The finished product was absolutely amazing. I am thrilled to know that my grandchildren and their children will all know who I was especially pleased that I got to write a special "Letter to my Grandchildren" in the book. I highly recommend their company if you want to write such a memoir."– Donald Kaiser