You have a story to tell—a journey through life with a multitude of memories. Whether it’s a personal journey or a family business, let me guide you through the process of sharing it.
Writing your story is not only a presentation of time and experiences; it is also an opportunity to feel, remember, and share. Preserving your story will validate the highs and lows you’ve experienced and become a treasure for all who read it. I can help make the process enjoyable.
I invite you to watch this brief video, produced by the Association of Personal Historians. I believe it will help you see the value of preserving your life story.
I believe in the value of storytelling.
Let me help you get started. Call me to schedule a free consultation!
Reviews from clients and their families
The response I have received from my family and close friends far surpasses anything I ever anticipated. It has been magnificent! And very appreciated.
Without the help of Cherie Orwig, Personal Historian, I would not have been able to write this book. Cherie suggested that I capture my life story as a legacy for others, then encouraged me every step of the way. Her edits, guidance, and expertise in book development were so helpful.
My mother had wanted to write a book on her life for many years. Journeys and Memories wrote the book as my mother told Cherie the story of her life. Cherie helped with every aspect of creating the final book, including all of the pictures, captions, and picking just the right size. It turned out to be an incredible legacy of my mother. We were surprised by how many people wanted to read her book. We printed one hundred books, then another one hundred books. We have only a couple left after printing two hundred books. When my mother passed away, I was so glad that we had her book! (goes with Breaking Ground)
When Cherie told me of her love for telling family stories, she inspired me to start mine. Using my hand-written memories, she created a wonderful, cohesive story of my life. I’m so proud of myself for doing this. Now, I’m giving my story as a Christmas gift for my children and grandchildren. I know it will be a source of family history for years to come. I’m so grateful for Cherie’s help in bringing my story to life.
Cherie was invaluable in helping us capture our story for our ten-year anniversary. She conducted and videotaped interviews with nine executives, then wrote a cohesive story that was both compelling and a great read. I was amazed by the information she captured. Though there were staff changes during the project, Cherie completed the project through extended completion dates. The final book was well received, even though they’ll never know all the details that went into producing a book. Cherie walked us through those details, and we were pleased with the final product!
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Mom really enjoyed the time you spent with her in preserving her life story. Before she passed, she edited the story to her satisfaction and selected special photos that she wanted to include. I am very pleased that you helped us achieve her goal. Thank you for the special time you spent with her and for recording, transcribing, and editing this story.
If I had not had Cherie’s help, this book would still be a series of papers on my bookshelf!