Crafting your memories into a unique treasure is a process. Here’s an overview:

Basic Package

Includes free consultation and personal interview.

Free One Hour Consultation

We'll get acquainted and talk about your vision and focus for your project. My goal is to be flexible in meeting your needs.

Personal Interview

A fun, relaxed process of gathering your memories and stories. Interviews are flexible and can be completed in a few days or over the course of 3 to 4 weeks in the comfort of your home or office. Basic oral history interview is divided into two 2-hour sessions (total 4 hours) and includes a keepsake audio CD of the interview. Basic package (two 2-hour sessions of audio oral history interview and cd) - $375. Additional CD's - $25.00 each. A complete life history with a customized interview usually takes about 8 - 10 hours. For more details please see Pricing.


Includes everything above + transcription of the audio.

In addition to an audio recording I will transcribe your words into a written transcript of your interview. Careful editing and polishing of your thoughts will be done to preserve your unique voice. Transcription of basic package - $875. For more details please see Pricing.


Includes everything above + story revision

Digital audio recordings are transcribed into written format. You'll read the first draft of your story and note any corrections or changes. Then, I proofread and edit again, returning it to you for your final approval. If desired, I can extensively edit and revise the manuscript into a more polished version for an additional fee. Pricing varies. For more details please see Pricing.

Book Design and Production

Includes everything in Basic Package above + book production.

Custom design and layout of your book, scanning of up to 20 photographs or documents. Professional printing and binding into a variety of formats. Book production packages start at $500 for up to 50 pages (based on basic interview above). A full-length life history usually requires 8 - 10 hours of oral interviews. I can also incorporate your own text if you've begun your memoir and just need help finishing it. Projects are flexible to your needs. For more details please see Pricing.


Basic Package





Price varies. Please contact me for details.

Book Design and Production


"A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor."

~ Alexander Smith, Scottish poet and essayist ~

Contact Me

Please contact me for more information or to to schedule a free consultation. I look forward to visiting with you.

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    Karen Ray

    Address: 2877 Willow Creek Lane, Las Cruces, NM, 88007

    Phone: 575-323-1048