workflow

We wanted to provide you with a workflow as to how your memories get transferred from your mind to paper.
The process works like this:

1. Intro

You email us and say you might be interested in having your memories put to paper. Or it might be a family member you are doing this for. Whatever the case, we welcome your inquiry.

2. Consultation (complimentary)

We will contact you and schedule the best time for a complimentary ½ hour consultation. There is no obligation on your part. We are happy to discuss our services with you and determine if Time For My Story is right for you. Should you agree to proceed, we then move to Step #3.

3. Setting up the interview

We will set up one or more interviews. Each interview will be 1 hour in length and will take place via the phone or a Zoom meeting. We can also do in-person interviews within the greater Toronto area. As the price of gas is rocketing skyward and traffic is a nightmare within the GTA, there is an additional travel fee for this service.

4. Preparing for the interview

We will send you a list of things we’d like you to think about for your interview. We will also have you start gathering photos and any other memorabilia. We encourage you to send photos and any images that you want to feature to us as soon as possible. This way, our designer can check to make sure every page will look great.

5. Recording in progress

We have found that 1 hour is about the right time to conduct each interview. Depending on how many interviews you’ve booked, it might take a week or more to conduct them all.

6. Writing

Once we have recorded, the writing process begins immediately. Expect a first draft of the first 2,500 words within a few days. If you have booked 5,000 or 10,000 word packages, they will most likely come in 2,500 word instalments.

7. First draft review

You will receive the first draft via email. You will review and make note of the changes or corrections. We will schedule a call to ensure everything is exactly the way you want. We will then send you a final draft of the words and once approved, we move to layout.

8. Laying it out

Now that we have your approved words along with all the photos, we will begin the process of laying everything out. Once completed, you will be sent a PDF of the publication for review.

9. Final approval and printing

Once you’ve approved the entire publication, we will then submit the work to our printer. The copies will be shipped to directly your address

10. Followup: adding words/photos

If there is anything you need to add to the publication, we are more than happy to accommodate. If you’ve got more things to write about or additional photos to add, we can customize your order.

11. Reprints

Should you need additional copies, just let us know and we will provide a price.

A FEW THINGS TO NOTE:

  • You will receive a digital file of each interview that can be shared on social media, via email or on the website.

  • You will also receive a PDF of the publication that you can share with friends and family.

  • All photos MUST be scanned at 300 dpi. This is due to the fact that we are printing, not just displaying the images on a screen (which is 72 dpi). We are more than happy to assist you with questions about photo requirements.

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