Personal Historian/Editor

Joanne D. Gilbert and Viola (Rivka) Klein

“EVERY FAMILY HAS A STORY…
WHO WILL PRESERVE YOURS?”


  • Have you always wanted to preserve your family history but don’t know where or how to start?
  • Are you concerned about creating a book that is attractive and engaging?
  • Do you hope to provide your descendants with a story that is informative and inspiring?
  • Are you worried about your organizing¬†and writing skills?
  • Are you too busy to take on such a daunting project?

If you answered “YES” to any of these questions,
then NOW is “YOUR WRITE TIME”!

Samples of Joanne D Gilbert's work as a personal historian

WHAT IS A FAMILY HISTORY BOOK?

A Family History Book provides an engaging, informative, well-organized, and attractive Literary Legacy that bridges the past to both the present and the future.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A FAMILY HISTORY BOOK?

A Family History Book can contain whatever stories of your life and the lives of any friends and relatives that you chose to include. Photos, documents, letters, maps, poetry, drawings, and interviews can also be incorporated–you are limited only by your own goals and imagination!

HOW CAN A PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL HISTORIAN HELP ME?

A professional, Personal Historian has the resources, training, and experience to guide you through the entire Personal History process. From initial discussions about your concerns and goals to the beautiful finished product.A skilled, sensitive, well-informed, and respectful Personal Historian will provide the support to remember your past, to select what elements you are comfortable with, and put them into words, sentences, and paragraphs that will evoke your voice and your spirit. Note: The client has final approval on every aspect of the project. All information is kept strictly confidential.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

Each Personal History project is specifically designed to accommodate the needs, goals, and budget of the individual. Depending upon where the client already is in the process, the time- frame can extend from 6 months to 2 years.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

The costs of a Personal History book depend on the needs, goals and budget of the client. This will be determined, and mutually agreed upon, at our initial, no-charge consultation. Prices start at $2,500.00

HOW DO WE START THE PROCESS?

Please contact me soon so we can discuss the possibilities!

Joanne D. Gilbert, M. Ed
info@yourwritetime.com

Visit my PERSONAL HISTORY WRITING SAMPLES blog to read writing prompts and writing samples.