I am Katharine Valentino, owner of “I Write [and Edit] for You.” Do you need help writing your memoirs or life stories? I can work with you to remember and record your life experiences. Together we can write your story, one that your friends and family will be sharing with their friends and family for many years to come. If you like, we can even publish your memoirs, complete with pictures, as a book on Amazon.com.
I can work with you in one of two ways:
You Talk I Type
If you have not yet begun the writing process, you can dictate to me. I’ll type what you say as you say it, asking you questions about anything that isn’t clear or that might be expanded to make it more interesting. Together, we can find the best way to say exactly what you want to say.
You Write I Edit
If you’ve already written something–or after we’ve written something together–I can edit it for English grammar, punctuation and clarity. I will take care of the typing, formatting, inserting pictures and publishing.
I am a mother and grandmother primarily but have worked outside the home all my adult life. I have more than two decades of experience as a newspaper reporter and newspaper managing editor, a magazine features writer, a technical communicator, a memoir editor, and a book publisher. To prepare for these jobs, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism “with high distinction” from Indiana University at Bloomington and joint IBM/Brainbench master’s level certifications in Written English and English vocabulary.
Now retired from full-time work, I stay busy as the administrator and editor of the online literary magazine, Setting Forth–on a Literary Itinerary. Aside from that, I take on additional projects editing everything from news articles to poetry. When I have the time and inclination, I write, mostly creative nonfiction. I can be reached by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.