Jean Bartlett photo, taken at the Coastside Farmers' Market in Pacifica.
This is an old-fashioned, word-of-mouth type business. Why? Because there is only one writer, interviewer, researcher and that's me! Generally, half is due up front and is not refundable.
News BRIEFS, $350 to $450.
BIOGRAPHIES. The time involved in each project varies. A newspaper-size interview biography is $450. Larger biographies generally fall in the $600 to $1,600 range. Let's meet some of these "biographies:" Orphan Train rider Marie Burke; world adventurer Eileen Baldwin who served in the RAF in WWII; and Vietnam veteran David Hardcastle. I have written a few, nearly book-size biographies. These prices are determined by the project. One such example is an interview I did in 2008 with Holocaust survivor Renée Duering (1921-2018). It can be found on the website, Making Everlasting Memories.
PORTRAITS & ROOTS interview/stories on artists are generally $450 For a sampling, meet musician/artist Steven Roark.
COMPANION BEST FRIEND stories are generally $200-$250.
Each story involves the interview, by phone or email - and in person if you are local. We'll discuss photos. I do take photos. I do accept good photos via email. Generally there is research involved in each story and research is very time intensive. Just saying!!
After all this, I write up a page-turner!
Once the final draft is approved, the completed story is emailed to you as a pdf file. Send it out to everyone you know! If you don't have email, I will email it to your family member or friend. It will also go up on my website, unless you would prefer to just keep it in your family.
Does that cover it? I'm sure it doesn't. But it's a start! Once we figure out your needs, we'll make it work. Send me an email and we'll talk!