A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way; a storyteller; a narrator
When Raconteur steps in, the intimidating, seemingly endless project turns into a simple, guided journey that only requires several hours of the individual's time.
For those who don't consider themselves writers or who have never written a book-length work, the idea of documenting an entire lifetime can be daunting. Some Raconteur clients have toiled with the dream or task of preserving their stories for upwards of forty years. Then, when Raconteur steps in, the intimidating, seemingly endless project turns into a simple, guided journey that only requires several hours of the individual's time.
During the telephone or in-person consultation, the Raconteur project manager learns about your story, discusses your goals, answers questions, provides an estimate, and schedules your interviews.
In-between your consultation and interviews, you receive a checklist to guide you as you gather treasured photographs and documents.
The writer meets you at your home. She asks guided interview questions and listens to additional information you add. Afterwards, she helps finalize your photo selection and scans the photographs.
The writer transforms your interview transcript into a unified story, striving to keep your voice intact while she organizes memories, consolidates ideas, and refines your narrative.
You review the book's manuscript, photo integration, and cover design before publication. Raconteur proofreaders and editors review it too.
After the Raconteur team formats your book, it goes to press. A beautiful heirloom book emerges within a few weeks.