As members offer different services (e.g. some produce photo and text books, some record stories on films and some produce more detailed biographies), they set their own prices and these need to be negotiated directly with the respective member.
As an association, we promote all our members equally and do not take commissions on any work they may undertake for you. We have divided the members by the State in which they live but please be aware that some accept clients throughout Australia. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a member of our association and would like to apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also click here to view the membership categories and access the membership application form here.
N.S.W. (Full members)
My Business My Story (previously That's My Life)
Medium: Film Production
Name: Paul English and Alison Crossley
Description: We produce bespoke life story films between 25 to 40 minutes long presented on an elegantly presented DVD as well as a secure online version able to be shared and viewed with friends and family. We also produce storytelling snapshot films for businesses that are ideal for websites and social media.
Location: Austinmer NSW 2515 (near Sydney)
Mobile: 0412 088 499
Write My Journey/ The Writing Shed
Medium: Writing/ Books
Name: Rose Osborne
Description: Write My Journey is a life story writing business that helps people introduce themselves to their future generations. Let your words linger beyond your lifetime. When you write your story and put it in a beautiful book with photographs you are creating your legacy. Write My Journey provides the following services: CorporateTribute, Album Biography, Memoir, Celebration of Life (ethical wills), Travel Albums, Community Groups
Location: Bangor, NSW 2234 (Sydney)
Mobile: 0407 487 495
Life Story Writing
Medium: Author/editor, Memoir ghostwriter
Name: Mark Koehler
Description: Author of 'Life Is A Story: How To Write Your Memoir', Mark is also a professional editor, mentor and ghostwriter for people producing their memoir. He founded LifeStory Writing to help people on their autobiographical journey and loves working with his clients whether it be writing or publishing, and the interviewing process to bring out your authentic voice.
Location: Goulburn NSW 2580
Mobile: 0408 006 211
Medium: Writing/ Books
Name: Libby Harkness
Description: Professional ghostwriter, specialising in life stories/memoirs for commercial publication. 40 years experience as a journalist, editor, writer and published author. More than 35 published works including several best-selling books. Travels nationally and internationally for clients.
Location: Mona Vale, NSW 1660 (Sydney)
Mobile: 0411 477 200
Share Your Life Story
Medium: Life Stories, Memoirs, Corporate Storytelling, Writing/ Books
Name: Gabriella Kelly-Davies
Description: We all carry amazing stories with us, stories untold. Your story is worth telling. Now is the time to bring it to life. Share Your Life Story can help you share your story with your loved ones and generations to come. We also write stories for brands and have won numerous prestigious awards for corporate storytelling.
Location: Mosman, NSW 2088 (Sydney)
Mobile: 0408 256 381
The Memoir Makers
Medium: Ghost Writer, Memoir Writer, Memoir Editor
Name: Lucy Palmer
Description: Lucy is an award-winning author, mentor, editor and journalist who specialises in recording and ghost writing memoirs. She is the author of 'A Bird on My Shoulder' and ghost writer & editor of 'Playing the Game: Life and Politics in Papua New Guinea' by Sir Julius Chan.
Location: Kangaloon, NSW 2576 (Southern Highlands)
Mobile: 040666 1244
N.S.W. (Associate members)
Victoria (Full members)
Medium: Writing/ Books/ eBooks
Name: Gillian Ednie
Description: Your Biography is committed to helping individuals, families and organisations preserve their life stories and values for the benefit of current and future generations. Our goal is to help people record and review the extraordinary and ordinary aspects of their lives, their triumphs and their struggles, and the lessons learned along the way.
Location: Melbourne Victoria
Mobile: 0425 770 605
A Story To Tell
Medium: Writing/ Books/ Photographic
Name: Ann Bolch
Description: We help writers, business and families tell their stories. Your memoir may be all in your head or you may have been journalling for years. No matter the stage of your story, we help you understand the possibilities and provide a service that responds to your aims, dream and budget. Get in touch to find out how we give voice to people's stories.
Location: Woodend Victoria 3442
Phone: 03 542 73336
Stories To Keep
Medium: Writing/ Books/ Video
Name: Deborah Gough
Description: Writer and long-time Age journalist, Deborah uses her skills in interviewing, writing and layout to bring memories and life stories into light. From an in depth interview to a hardcover book set in newspaper-style, Stories to Keep will uncover unknown stories from the family vault and present them in a way to keep forever.
Location: Brunswick, Victoria 3056
Phone: 0417 336 997
Victoria (Allied members)
Lyndal Phillips - Lyndal Writes
Medium: Books, Mixed Media
Name: Lyndal Phillips
Description: Lyndal Writes provides memoir mentoring, life story writing and autobiography coaching
Location: Melbourne Victoria
On Time Typing
Name: Sally-Anne Watson Kane
Description: Accurate audio transcription of oral histories/ editing and proofreading hardcopy publications/ self publishing services from manuscript to printed stage
Location: Moe Victoria
Phone: 041 933 78 24
Victoria (Associate members)
Queensland (Full members)
Michael Collins Memoirs & Writing
Medium: Print/ Books
Name: Michael Collins
Description: Years of writing memoirs, books, short stories, and commercial copy have taught me that my empathy, humour, and pragmatism are attributes greatly appreciated by my clients and their readers. Combine that with the story you want to tell and we have a team – you and I.
Together, and in total confidence, we collaborate to tell your story in your way and your voice.
Location: Brisbane Qld
Mobile: 0412 487 975
Vicki MacPherson - Your Story Told
Medium: Published Form
Name: Vicki MacPherson
Description: Vicki provides a service sitting and listening to the stories of (mostly) older people and records them (in voice) and written form into a published form of their choice. Her services provide an outlet for people in residential care and their families to tell their story and help reconciliation and healing.
Location: Samford Valley Qld
Mobile: 042 891 2233
Queensland (Allied member)
Margie Riley - Better Manuscript Editing
Medium: Books, Audio
Name: Margie Riley
Description: A reader for as long as she can remember, Margie's developed a deep love of the written word. She's a founder member of a local book club which is celebrating its 35th year. Margie's helped many clients while editing their work and has worked closely with those writing autobiographies and biographies.
Location: Cedar Creek Qld
Mobile: 0438 291 147
Queensland (Associate members)
South Australia (Full members)
History From The Heart
Medium: Print/ Books
Name: Annie Payne
Description: Today it's easier than ever to save your stories for your children, grandchildren and future family generations. You now have a voice into the future. Annie has been helping people save their stories since 1988 and has yet to hear a boring story - despite being told countless times "You won't be interested in my story"
Location: Adelaide S.A.
Mobile: 0438 838 975
South Australia (Allied members)
Name: Heather Millar
Description: Heather is a writer and editor with over 25 years' experience. She has worked as a ghostwriter and editor on a range of memoir, biography and non-fiction works. Heather runs 'Write for your life', a writing course dedicated to helping people express themselves through writing about their lives and dreams.
Location: Aldinga Beach SA 5171
Mobile: 0409 196 401
Western Australia (Allied member)
Elgar Editing Services
Medium: Books & Oral Historian (interviewing)
Name: Mary Elgar
Description: I offer editing services to keep your written work looking smart and professional. Every piece of writing needs the sharp eye of an editor, whether it is 100 words or 1000 words. I also offer a memoir editing or writing service under The Memory Scribe and I am an oral historian.
Location: Bridgetown WA 6255
Mobile: (08) 979 93 082