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About


Find out all about Book of My Life's writers.

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About


Find out all about Book of My Life's writers.

We care about the details

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Alison Vina established Book of My Life in 2007 and has since produced dozens of biographies for people across the UK. Past clients include the late Frank True, businessman and founder of the Luncheon Vouchers Company; Graham Walker, businessman and yachtsman who led a bid for the America’s Cup in 1986; and singer Elizabeth Osborn. But she is interested in every life story, not just those of the successful or the famous:

“The past may be a foreign country, but its citizens are really just like us,” says Alison. “I love finding out about the lives of people whose hopes and dreams were similar to mine but who faced different challenges because of the time in which they were born.”

Alison has a degree in English literature and has worked as a writer for nearly 20 years for publishers including the BBC and Egmont. She is the author of several published short stories for children. Alison works with experienced writers, editors and designers to produce books of the highest quality for Book of My Life’s clients. 

Would you like to write for us?

Book of My Life is looking for experienced writers to work on a project to project basis. If you are a published author or an established journalist with feature writing experience and have a knack for storytelling, please get in touch.

 
 
Alison’s knowledge and expertise has enabled me to produce a nice record for my family.
— Rex North, Derbyshire
 
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other services


Need help editing your life story? Book of My Life can help you polish up your manuscript. We can also help with layout and design, proofreading and printing your biography or memoir.

other services


Need help editing your life story? Book of My Life can help you polish up your manuscript. We can also help with layout and design, proofreading and printing your biography or memoir.

Editing

Have you already written some or all of your life story, but are unsure about what to do next? It may be a good idea to have your work independently edited by someone who is not as close to the project as you are. Book of My Life can polish your prose, tidy up your typing and check for any errors or inconsistencies that you may not have noticed. We can also help to organise your writing so that it reads in a clear and appealing way. We can’t help you get your book published with a major publisher, but we can arrange for a small number of copies of your book to be printed and bound for personal use. 

 

A specially commissioned coat of arms booklet

A specially commissioned coat of arms booklet

This family history book includes a hand drawn family tree

This family history book includes a hand drawn family tree

Typesetting, design and printing

Once you are happy with the content of your book, Book of My Life can typeset it, design an attractive cover and arrange for a short print run of paperbacks or hardbacks.

Proofreading

If your book has already been typeset, designed and edited, it may be useful to have the work independently proofread. Let our eagle eyes scan your words to make sure that errors are caught before going to press—not afterwards. 

Alison has, with an admirable sense of humour, professionally converted the written material into a readable final product.
— Lord Remnant, Oxfordshire