Personal history is labor intensive.
I charge by the hour, roughly following the rate guidelines of the Editorial Freelancers Association.
I contract with professional transcribers, whose rates range from $1.25 to $4 or more per audio minute based on the number of people at the interview and the clarity of both voices and content.
ORGANIZED and NARRATED
(Sarasota County Historical Resources will accept copies of interviews with local residents.)
No personal history is the same.
Whether you are interested in family, community, or corporate history, we always begin with conversation. Call me. After we talk, if it seems I'm a good match for your project, I will come meet you (the person commissioning the history) and, if possible, the person to be interviewed. In this initial (free) half-hour consultation, we will discuss the parameters of the project--goals, topics, budget, travel, etc.--before drawing up an agreement.