The services I offer

  • I can write you a personal memoir of any word length
  • I can read and give feedback on what you have already started writing
  • I can type-up your handwritten book, diary or voice recordings
  • I can lightly or substantially edit your work and always give a free example of my suggestions and reasons for the level of editing I recommend
  • I can put you in touch with a proofreader
  • If you wish, your memoir, when finished, will be emailed or posted to you for you to keep and share with family and friends
  • Or, if you prefer, I will work with you to have your memoir printed as a professionally bound book with a personally designed cover, colour photographs and other documents where desired
  • I can have your book uploaded to Amazon for people to buy and read via their e-reader device such as Kindle or iPad (royalties go directly into your bank account)
  • I can have your book uploaded to Amazon for people to buy hard copies via Amazon’s  print on demand service (again, royalties go directly into your bank account)
  • I can advise on publicity and help you arrange a book launch
  • I can tutor you in memoir writing on a one-to-one basis
  • If you wish, and if I believe your story has the potential to be published by a commercial publisher, I can present it to my agent for his opinion
  • I can come to your class, society or festival to talk about memoirs or do a Q&A

Further information

I am represented by the Robert Smith Literary Agency and I’m a member of the Society of Authors.

Costs

Please feel free to call or email me to arrange a no obligation chat. We can talk through your needs and I can explain about costs and ways to pay.

 

You can call me on 07710 721389 or email me marnie@yourmemoir.co.uk

Dear Marnie

Thank you so much for the edit. It was actually perfect. There were places where I knew the words were not quite right but I somehow couldn’t find a way to fix it and it’s exactly where you edited so I’m chuffed about that.

Anon

(My life) was a living nightmare. Thanks for listening to it and helping me come to terms with it and enabling me to write this story.

Anon

A very good service. As well as helping us write our memoirs about our adventures as wartime entertainers, Marnie arranged for us to be interviewed on BBC Radio 4, and organised a wonderful book launch for us at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley.

Mollie and Peggie

Marnie helped my father to edit his memoir Once A Sapper Always A Sapper. He really enjoyed working with her and looked forward to her visits.

Sam

This book that was written with Marnie, has totally opened the door and changed my whole outlook on life.

Brian

Marnie is a delightful lady and immediately made my Dad feel relaxed and start to chat about his life and wartime experiences.

Michael

I’d like to say how much I enjoyed reading my aunt’s memoirs that Marnie collated and wrote.

Diana

I’d just like to say a huge thank you for the dedication and passion you gave while ghostwriting with me.

Anon

I am amazed at what you’ve done. I’m excited. I think my memoir will be wonderful.

JK

This is something I have been waiting to do for a long time, but when I lost my sight I thought that was it. And then I found Your Memoir.

Jan

All the books we ordered have sold and people are asking for further copies. People have been so interested! We’re really happy with everything Marnie did.

John

Marnie has the superb ability to write as if she is inside your head – and your heart. Marnie gave me new hope when I was struggling to write my own book.

SB

I came to Marnie for editing and printing of my life story. I could never have hoped to do the excellent job that Marnie did.

Gerard

Marnie ghosted our memoir of motorbiking around Europe for charity. The whole experience was very relaxed. Marnie was very friendly and accomodating yet professional.

Jane and Reg

Home From War is a very moving and touching story of love triumphing over all that life dealt this young soldier. A very captivating read, could not put it down. Would recommend this book.

Amazon

Home From War is a truly inspirational and moving account of how love can conquer even the hardest things.

Amazon

I received your book. It is absolutely fabulous. I really enjoyed reading the letters from my grandfather to you.

Lloyd

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