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The role of the LifeBook Interviewer Ghostwriter is to help capture amazing stories about a person’s life. You will build a relationship with the author and play a vital role in bringing to life in print their autobiographical stories, creating their legacy.

To gather content for the book, you will visit the author, usually in their own home, over a 6 month period. Each meeting lasts about 90 minutes and will be digitally recorded. You will then write each audio recording and turn into a manuscript, which will build stage by stage into the final shape of the autobiography.

To be successful, you must keep the author’s ‘true voice’ whilst using the interviews to fully capture and expand their life story. 

You will be part of a project team working closely with an editor and a project manager.

Interviews will take place in East Yorkshire. 

  • Commitment: 5-6 months
  • Start date: January 2019 – PLEASE ONLY APPLY ONLINE NOT BY TELEPHONE

 

The role requires:

  • Previous creative writing experience. Please provide samples of writing.
  • Availability in normal working hours over 6 months
  • Active listening and strong verbal communication skills
  • Empathy, patience and an open manner
  • Commitment to completing 12 interviews of 90-minutes each
  • Living in a close proximity to the author 
  • A desire to work with and build a relationship and life story with the author
  • An interest in social history and people stories, from the every day to the exceptional
  • Active listening and strong verbal communication skills
  • Open-minded and non-judgemental
  • Some basic interviewing or questioning skills, coupled with a natural curiosity and ability to probe and get more details to paint a picture
  • Must have good experience in creative writing 

 

The benefits:

Whilst the role is remunerated, there are additional benefits of interviewing with LifeBook, including:

  • The pride of helping produce a personal autobiography and family legacy
  • To meet incredible people with extraordinary stories to tell
  • Comprehensive training and on-going support from a professional, expanding UK company
  • Volunteering-style roles can bring huge personal satisfaction

 

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