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Denis Ledoux is the founder, director, and editor-in-chief of The Memoir Network with its plethora of memoir-writing help, and its predecessor, The Soleil Lifestory Network. He developed the Turning Memories® Workshops, and grounding himself in that experience, wrote the classic Turning Memories Into Memoirs / A Handbook for Writing Lifestories .
He has worked with thousands of first-time, only-time and experienced writers through his workshops, as a writing editor, coach, and ghostwriter. Denis especially enjoys the challenges of working with writers of all levels of accomplishment to craft insightful and well-written memoir out of personal and family stories.
Denis holds a master’s degree in education and, in another life, taught English, creative writing, French, and Latin at both the high school and university levels.
The Develop Vivid Characters Program
- Are the characters in your memoir captivating your readers—rather than boring them?
- Are you at a loss—“Help! What can I do!”—about how to make the people in your memoir more relatable?
- Are you embarrassed by the “stick” characters you have presented? “She really was a complex person, but I don’t know how to show her that way.”
He was twice chosen for a Maine Individual Writing Fellowship and his collection of short stories, Mountain Dance, was selected for a Maine Fiction Award.
Denis Ledoux lives and works in his native Maine.
Steve Hrehovcik’s recent memoir, Rebel Without A Clue /A Way-Off Broadway Memoir, chronicles his dream of pursuing a career in the theater.
Steve enjoys working in wildly divergent genres. His successful writing projects have ranged from editing the memoir of a woman who had to overcome the long-held bias against women in the workplace and educational institutions to a book providing helpful tips and techniques for success in business—and much more.
“So many people dream of producing a memoir, but they don’t know how to get going. As an editor and / or coach, I look for ways to create an effective launch and to make a story vivid and meaningful. Often writers do not notice the thread that weaves through their lifestories and so they are unable to organize an effective structure for the manuscript. Writing my own story, Rebel Without A Clue / A Way-Off Broadway Memoir, provided me with a foundation to guide people to write their story with passion and clarity.”—Steve Hrehovick
A versatile and accomplished writer, Steve has written more than 750 features for newspapers, magazines and trade publications—from personal profiles, historical accounts and vacation highlights, to art exhibit openings and theater reviews. His writing credits also include movie, stage and television scripts, business reports, advertising and public relations pieces.
Steve Hrehovcik did a great job. He helped me putting humor into the story and that made a great difference in the final product.
—Milliardaire Syverain, Out of Quisqueya: From Trials to Triumphs in America
Steve lives with his wife Carol in Kennebunk, Maine. They are the parents of three grown children.
To read a sample of Steve’s work, click here.
Francie King is a writer, editor, and proofreader with a passion for writing profiles, memoirs, and personal biographies. Along with writing or editing more than two dozen books, she has published work for museums and universities, news organizations, magazines, and government publications. Among her own favorite recent projects are the life story of a Chinese immigrant family, the account (ultimately tragic) of an American family in World War II, and a rags-to-riches memoir of a chief executive of a major American company. For Francie, editing and proofreading require a clear eye for both big picture and small detail, along with devotion to maintaining a client’s own voice. Francie lives and works in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
To read a sample of Francie’s writing, click here.
Our work is done at $95 an hour. If this is within your budget, give us a ring at 207-353-5454, M-F, 9-5 ET or email us to set up an appointment to answer your questions and discuss your project. Suggest three dates and times that work for you and we will confirm one.
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We offer an introductory package—try us for a three-hour commitment at $240 (with an associate editor) or $285 (with our founding editor). That’s it: three hours! If we’re a fit, you ask us for more time. If we’re not a fit, we go our separate ways.