Every project is different, and there are many variables that affect cost. But we understand that it’s hard to consider a LifeWriter project without a sense of the necessary investment. Below, we’ve described three sample projects. The cost figures are for estimation only. Once we’ve developed a clear understanding of your vision for your project, we'll discuss the budget and sign a letter of agreement.
SAMPLE PROJECT 1:
3-Hour Audio Interview on Compact Disk
Professional interviewing in your home, using high-quality digital recording equipment. The product is a set of audio CDs, presented in an attractive, personalized package.
SAMPLE PROJECT 2:
Written Transcript of a 3-Hour Interview
A typed word-for-word transcript of the interview sessions, lightly edited for continuity. The product is a set of audio CDs plus a spiral-bound copy of the transcript.
SAMPLE PROJECT 3:
A smoothly flowing, easy-to-read narrative, based on transcribed interviews and written in the narrator’s own voice. Events are organized into chapters; photos and other memorabilia illustrate the text. Price includes interview sessions, transcription, narrative-writing, 2 rounds of editing, photo-scanning and restoration, design and layout. The product is a ready-to-print book. We will oversee the printing and binding process, but those costs are not included because they vary greatly (from $10 to more than $50 per book) depending on the use of color, type of binding, number of copies, and other factors.
Memoir (4 interview hours): $4,000
Full Life Story (8 interview hours): $10,000
Many other options are available. Please contact us to talk about your project.