I 💗 memoirs

I love working on memoirs. Extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Well, the beauty of memoirs is that you discover there’s no such thing as an ordinary person.

I love working on memoirs.

Extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Well, the beauty of memoirs is that you discover there’s no such thing as an ordinary person.

I loved proofreading Mary Ann Mackenzie: A Highland Schoolgirl, 1895. This is the true story of a nine-year-old girl and her four siblings from Scoraig, in the Scottish Highlands; a wee children’s book describing the school life of working-class children in the late 19th century.

One remarkable memoir I proofread and edited was based on a woman’s transcription of her 19th-century honeymoon diary; and her daughter’s diary detailing an incredible journey from South America to the UK. Unfortunately, this one hasn’t been published yet but I’ll post when it is because it is FASCINATING, and should be made into a film.

The first memoir I proofread (and typeset) was Pas de Deux with the RSM, a war diary and notes from a World War Two Highland gunner, Arthur Fleming, gathered and transcribed by his son, Peter.

An ex-bobby from Newcastle, Arthur’s is an extraordinary story of witnessing, surviving and recording both the horrors and comedies of the WW2 battlefields.

Reading memoirs is an intimate and wonderfully human way of connecting with others, finding commonality and joy in one another’s lives.

I consider it an absolute honour to proofread and edit these works, being invited into the exciting lives of inspirational people.

More please!

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