You have a story that ought to be told
Let Martin Hatchuel, your personal biographer, tell your story - whether you want to:
- Leave a legacy for your grandkids;
- Teach others how you succeeded;
- Record the process of developing a project or creating a business; or
- Create a memoir of a memorable trip or sporting achievement;
Beginning with interviews (by phone or online, or in one-on-one meetings), working through notes and records, and referencing any other sources you may have available, Martin will work your personal story, family history, or case study into a compelling tale - because storytelling is what he does best!
And once you're happy with the written word, he'll manage the process of putting your story onto paper - choosing and curating images, working with your designer (Jo Hugo - see below) to prepare the material for publication, and finally liaising with printers to deliver the final product in as few - or as many - copies as you want.
- Gallery images: the cover and a sample spread from a 42-page book produced for three pals who wanted a record of a memorable road trip. Weaving their personal notes and comments together with stories sourced from the places they visited en route, the book became a poignant reminder for all, and a meaningful gift for one member of the team when he emigrated overseas. (Text and layout: Martin Hatchuel. Photos: clients' own.)
Fiona Smith, storyteller
- A storyteller with international experience (fluent in English and French), Fiona has a passion for live storytelling, and also for writing personal stories for posterity.
- Fiona writes imagined stories under the nome de plume, Yonna Kowalski.
- Contact (mobile or Whatsapp): +27(0)79 999 9321
Jo Hugo, designer & genealogist
- Jo is available to work with Martin or Fiona - and you! - to design the layout of your story - whether you want to publish in pdf or print format
- Perhaps you want to trace your family tree as part of your story? Jo is an experienced genealogist.
- Visit or contact her via her site: designetc.co.za