Your Story .
written for you
... by Ian Stevenson
Hello GlescaPals and readers,
I have recently completed writing and publishing - for my personal use –
a hardback book about my own
life story from when I was born in Glasgow
in 1951 until leaving the City to head South in 1971 - the rest of
life story will be written in the coming months – or more likely,
very early years
Leaving the house for my last day of
work as a Director of a Charity, June 09
The first published book
Part One 1951 - 1971
enjoyed writing and publishing my story and after recently taking early
retirement I decided that I would like to help others who maybe haven’t
the time or inclination to write and publish their own life story. So
I have set up my own business to do precisely that.
What’s it all about?
life story is an exclusive personal service that is designed to help
you talk about your own unique life story. Your life journey and stories
are told by you, recorded and written up by me, then produced and
printed as a book that you can use as a gift to others or treasure for
Everyone has a
life story to tell.
back, wouldn’t it have been good if your
father and mother’s life
stories could have been preserved, and before them their parents. In
most cases all we are left with is a few patchy, vague and diminishing
memories and some fading family photographs. But now, as you yourself
get older and
memory begins to blur at the edges you can capture your own unique life
story to be kept by you to reflect back on in quieter moments or
with others to make a unique and lasting gift for family, friends and
Telling your life story
will capture the essence of your life because you are the one
telling it as you experienced it. Only you can say what’s truly
important and only you can ultimately decide what your book will
How does it work?
Telling and writing your life story as well as getting it
published as a book does not have to be an overwhelming and daunting
task. I provide a friendly, confidential, professional and reliable
service that will guide you through the process in four simple
If you wish we can have an initial
chat on the phone or correspond by email or
we can arrange to meet up, where I will explain what it’s all about in more detail.
We can discuss and agree your story project there and then or
you can have time to think things over and let me know if you
want to proceed.
start with a specially prepared fact sheet where you spend a bit
of time filling in the basic information about names, dates and
times of some of the key events in your life.
This basic information will save time when we arrange dates and
times for a number of chats and recorded interviews.
At the recorded interviews and chat stage you do the talking and
I do the listening.
required I can help you remember events and stories by using a
number of well tested prompt questions covering clearly defined
elements of your life e.g. early school years, being a teenager,
holiday stories, best friends etc, that will assist you to
remember and expand on your story as we journey through your
life. This would normally take about twelve hours of interview
time in total and the length of time for the subsequent sessions
would be agreed after we complete each interview session.
end result of this process is the production of a draft
manuscript of your life story - which I write. You can then add
photographs etc and agreed on the final manuscript.
The last element is transforming your life
story into a book format and organising publication, which
again can be arranged and taken care of by me. The final result
is a professionally produced book, or books, of your life story
can use as a gift to others or treasure for whatever purpose.
If you are interested in an initial no obligation chat I am contactable
GlescaPals or email me
"Your life journey - told by you - written by me -
produced and printed as a book -
treasure for your own memory - share as a gift to others"
Trotsky ... Oct.2009