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Part-time Interviewer, Stockholm, Sweden. Ref: 973

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The role of the LifeBook interviewer is to help capture amazing stories about a person’s life. You will facilitate a life journey unfolding, by building a relationship with an author, over a series of personal visits. You will play a vital role in bringing to life and recording their autobiographical stories, creating a wonderful family legacy. The interviewer will visit the author, usually in their own home, typically once a week over a 4-5 month period. Each regular meeting lasts 90 minutes and is digitally recorded for a ghostwriter to creatively adapt into a 200-page hardback book with the support of a LifeBook editor and project manager.

  • Commitment: 4-5 months
  • Start date: February 2019 – PLEASE ONLY APPLY ONLINE NOT BY TELEPHONE

The role requires:

  • Commitment to completing 12 interviews of 90-minutes each
  • Living in a close proximity to the author to allow for short travel times of less than 10 miles or 30 minutes
  • A desire to work with and build a relationship and life story with the author
  • An interest in social history and people stories, from the every day to the exceptional
  • Active listening and strong verbal communication skills
  • Empathy, patience and an open manner
  • Open-minded and non-judgemental
  • Some basic interviewing or questioning skills, coupled with a natural curiosity and ability to probe and get more details to paint a picture
  • Please note – All meetings with the Author will be in Swedish, with all communications with LIfeBook in English

The benefits:

  • Whilst the role is remunerated, there are additional benefits of interviewing with LifeBook, including:
  • The pride of helping produce a personal autobiography and family legacy
  • To meet incredible people with extraordinary stories to tell
  • Comprehensive training and on-going support from a professional, expanding UK company
  • Volunteering-style roles can bring huge personal satisfaction

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The role of the LifeBook ghostwriter is to help capture amazing stories about a person’s life. You will play a vital role in bringing to life the recorded interviews of the author’s autobiographical stories, creating a wonderful lasting legacy for their family and friends.

An interviewer will regularly visit the author and record 11 x 90-minute meetings over a three-month period. You will then write each audio recording into a manuscript for the book, which will build stage by stage creating the final autobiography.

You will have a passion for writing and a flair for creatively interpreting each of the digitally recorded interviews, elevating them into something special, while maintaining the true voice of the author. You will also be responsible for incorporating all of the author’s edits, resulting in a final, typeset-ready manuscript.

You will be part of a project team working closely with an editor and a project manager.

This book will be written in Swedish and all communications with LifeBook will be in English.

In order to be considered for this role your cv must be in English.

To be successful you will have:

  • Good Swedish creative writing experience
  • The ability to communicate in English
  • Willingness to adapt the writing style if required
  • Experience of working remotely
  • An understanding of the need for complete confidentiality and discretion
  • Ideally with experience of writing autobiographical material

 

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