A bespoke memoir or fiction writing service

I could write your memoir/family history or edit your novel, or I could take on the role of mentor to help guide you through the writing process.

I accept only a few projects at a time, which means I have the space to give each project dedicated time and attention.

Please get in touch so we can discuss what you need and how we might proceed.

Memoir

Since undertaking training in psychotherapy, I have acquired a deep appreciation for memoir and family history.

We each have our own ‘surface level’ story – the most obvious things about our lives – but there is also much more.

In telling our stories, we can come to hold a deeper appreciation for who we are, for what we have achieved and for our families. Memoir is also an opportunity to create a historical document that can be of abiding significance for ourselves, our families, and even for those who don’t know us yet.

Novels and fiction

I am interested in helping writers to develop their unique voice in fiction.

Writing fiction is an opportunity to capture, play around with and express the many voices, ideas and ‘personalities’ we hold inside. In this way, writing fiction can be a process of self-discovery and a healing journey. I can draw on my training in psychology to help you do this.

I can also help with more mundane matters, such as writers’ block or planning your project amid the busyness of life.

How I work

My working style is supportive and encouraging, drawing upon my extensive experience in writing and psychology.

I promise confidentiality and can work flexibly to suit your pace and timetable.

With each project, I can help you through all stages, from generating the initial ideas to writing, editing, design and publication.

I work at an hourly rate, which can include personal visits and conversations over the phone. The cost is agreed in advance and paid in instalments as a project proceeds.

You will hold copyright on all written material. You will also hold legal liability and responsibility for all content.