Samples of Projects with Written Material
Please note that these are unedited transcripts, any misspellings or "mistakes" are those of the author. Also keep in mind that spelling, meanings and nuances of some words change with time and location.
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This is a sample from a series of travel diaries of a couple in and around Europe from the 1980s to 2004.
Who doesn't enjoy a good love letter every now and then? This is a sample of a love story from 1909–1913. While we don't have the responses to these letters you can easily see the love, passion and broken hearts through this series.
World War II Travel Diary
This World War II medical officer kept a journal during many of his trips. Through this journal you are able to see World War II through the eyes of this Hospital Ship Platoon Medical Officer during a 3 year period.
"Not only was it a real pleasure to work with you but your product was true to the source and intelligently handled. Thank you so much! Our family will love this compilation of material from their grandfather!" —Lynn Lebow Nadeau, Math Teacher, Retired
Samples of Projects with Taped Interviews
These are some samples of how we approach an audio transcription. Please keep in mind these are transcripts, and thus are written the way they were said. There is no editing in these samples. After an audio transcription is done, the interview transcript is typically reviewed, edited and written as part of a "story", sometimes becoming part of the memoir writing we help clients with.
This is part of a series of interviews is a great example of an audio transcription, and was done with a Massachusetts businessman.
This is part of a series of interviews is another example of an audio transcription. This was done with a New England-born woman who married a man from Nigeria. They have lived in Nigeria for many years now, though come back to New England often to visit with friends and family.
Note that both of these interviews were conducted by Kitty Axelson-Berry of Modern Memoirs.