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You have the heart of a teacher, not just an editor, and I have become a much better writer because of your attention. A commercial publishing professional who subsequently reviewed the manuscript told me that the writing was good and engaging. I have you to thank for that. You were very helpful.

Click on the blue links below to find what you need to facilitate writing your memoir.

  • Coaching—When you need to develop fundamental writing skills and techniques. There is much to learn, and much help is available. Don’t spin your wheels. Ask for help.
  • Editing—When you want to tighten and polish your memoir before sending it out into the world. Sometimes this is called developmental editing. Let us help you to write your best memoir.
  • Ghostwriting—When you need a professional writer to help you create your memoir. We can all be authors but we are not all writers. Let us be your writer. We’re good at story writing.
  • Proofreading—When you want to be sure there are no technical mistakes littering your memoir. Every story needs proofreading.
  • Book Production—When you want to self-publish and need your hard-copy book to look professional, as if it came from one of the big publishing houses. We also create e-books.
  • Courses—When you want to learn at home on your own at your pace.
  • My Memoir Education—When you want to learn a much as you can from a free membership before asking for more help to write your best memoir.
  • Memoir Writer’s Blog—Over 500 posts to guide and encourage you to write more and better. (Some posts available below.)
  • Memoir Store—Perhaps you just want to buy materials to help you proceed on your own.

Plus…

  • How to Become A Memoir Writing Professional—When you want to prepare yourself as best you can to do memoir work in your community. Lead workshops, coach, edit, and ghostwrite. You can be complete your training sooner than you think to earn an income as a memoir professional.
  • Memoir Professional Blog contains hundreds of posts on launching and thriving as a Memoir Professional
What sort of help is best for a memoir writer?

The answer to your question is necessarily an individual one. It might be coaching, editing, ghostwriting, proofreading or book production. Any reputable company will offer a free consultation to help you define the options and select one the best for you.

What if I have not begun to write and don’t know what to write about but still want to create a memoir?

This is a frequent challenge for new writers. Coaching will get you to explore possible topics. Writing your best memoir is a big commitment, and you ought to be focused on something important to you. You need to take the time it takes to discover your topic.

What if I have already done a lot of writing?

Editing is then your best choice. A developmental editor will both advise you on how to strengthen you manuscript if that is needed and will show you how. A content editor can help you polish your existing prose. A copy editor / proofreader will prepare your final draft for publication.

What if I don’t want to learn to write but still have a story I want told?

A writing coach can help you at every step of the process. Having “been there and done that”—and being able to talk clearly about it, a memoir-writing coach can point you in the right direction and gently correct your course.The Memoir Network Ghostwriting Services

A coach is a teacher, a cheerleader, a critic, a motivator, a writing buddy, a person who holds you accountable for meeting your goals, a good listener, and sometimes an editor—and a coach can be more if you need more.

For a free consult, call 207-353-5454 today to make an appointment.

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A ghostwriter can help you to create a manuscript that is told in your voice and reflects your personality. You be the author: let us be the writer.

What if I’ve already written my book and am satisfied with what I have but I am just looking for publication services?

We have worked as the publication desk for many writers who only want help to get their book published under their own imprint. We’ll work with you to produce a great looking book.


Our most recent Memoir Writer’s Blog publications…

better self-editing

Better Self-Editing: 3 Easy Techniques

Writing can be a long and tedious task after the initial rush of creativity and enthusiasm. Once the glow fades, Pegasus drops the once-enchanted writer from the skies and—horrors—the writer now has to mount a pack mule to trudge the slopes of rewriting.

woman writing on her notebook

Who is Your Memoir Narrator?

This may sound like a trick question, but it’s not. In fact, “who is your memoir narrator?”  is a very serious question that will determine—or at least greatly influence—the tone and the theme of your narrative and how your reader views your story as being truthful.

commit to finishing your memoir

Commit to finishing your memoir

Today, I am offering you a dynamite coaching session. If you read through this post and check the links, you will have an experience that will set you up for success—when you commit to finishing your memoir.Ahead of you is a week available to make progress on your memoir. By next week at this time, […]

Have you ever succumbed to this memoir shortcut?

“I just added a little bit of fiction to move the story along,” you say, to explain a memoir shortcut you have just taken, joining the ranks of such pseudo memoirist as James Frey in A Million Pieces? Or, perhaps the ranks of Frank McCourt who fictionalized long dialogs in Angela’s Ashes. (No one remembers […]

sad mature businessman thinking about problems in living room

Writing Negative Experiences into a Memoir

Of course, your memoir will have a lot to say about your family, your relatives and your community. How do you write about them when your feelings are not necessarily positive? Do you omit any mention and “make nice?” How do you avoid being mired in the quicksand of destructive emotions as you are writing […]

Writing more Deeply: The pain in telling the truth

My new memoir, French Boy (due out in late 2022), is about my childhood. Much about this time in my life has a context that is unique and consequently different from that of my contemporaries. This memoir has a place in the world of memoirs, and I want it to find that place, but writing […]