The Life Writer
P.O. BOX 52541
Durham, NC 27717
The Life Writer Ltd. Launches the Composer, the first online application specifically designed to write and publish life story memoirs.
(DUBLIN, Ohio, November 1, 2011) - The Life Writer Ltd. re-launched TheLifeWriter.com to introduce the Composer, their online application that allows individuals to write and publish a life story memoir. The Composer is the first application of its kind designed to simplify the entire process of organizing, writing, adding photographs, and publishing a life story memoir.
"There are countless people worldwide who want to celebrate a life by writing a memoir. But, the thought of how to actually do it can be overwhelming. So, it typically doesn’t happen" said Marc DeVincent, Co-Founder of The Life Writer.
The Life Writer’s Composer provides a customized series of over four hundred selectable life story questions and software that takes the fear out of creating a memoir. It allows any person to easily and affordably write and publish a life story. The system automatically organizes everything into chapters, and allows the user to upload photographs and other memorabilia, such as news clippings, old letters, and recipes. The Life Writer has partnered with Lulu, an on-demand publisher, to allow customers to design the cover of the book and to print as many copies as they wish. Books can be printed in black & white or color - they can be hardbound or softbound and they will be delivered right to their door.
The idea behind The Life Writer began in 2006 when Teri and Marc DeVincent decided to chronicle the life story of Teri’s 90-year-old father. He, like many people, felt that his life wasn’t that special or worth preserving inside a book.
Once the book was completed, they discovered his life story was not only special, it was extraordinary. It embodied many life lessons, photographs, and previously unknown stories for their family and friends to share and enjoy. He loved it, and the emotional impact on the family was amazing.
That life writing experience was so powerful that in 2007 Teri and Marc decided to create The Life Writer, a custom memoir book writing business, so they could provide the same service to others. Marc left his engineering job at a major automaker, and Teri went back to her nursing job full-time to support the effort.
Their custom life story writing business was successful and fulfilling, but while most people wanted the life writing experience, not everyone could afford the service. So, they decided to automate the process. By creating the Composer online application they were able to take what they learned from their custom business and make it easy and affordable for anyone to write and publish a life story memoir on their own.
"The gift of family, love, and preserving one’s heritage is the heart of what The Life Writer does” said Teri DeVincent. “It creates a keepsake that family and friends will share and cherish for generations."
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The idea behind The Life Writer began several years ago when Teri and Marc DeVincent decided to chronicle the life story of Teri’s 90-year-old father. He, like many people, felt that his life wasn’t that special or worth preserving inside a book.
Once it was completed, they discovered his life story was not only special, it was extraordinary! It embodied many life lessons, photographs, and previously unknown stories for their family and friends to share and enjoy.
The life writing experience was so powerful they decided to create The Life Writer, so they could provide that same service to others. Marc left his job at a major automaker, and Teri went back to work full-time to support the effort.
The Life Writer Composer is born.
While their customized life writing business was successful and fulfilling, they found that while just about everyone wanted the life writing experience, but not everyone could afford it. So, they decided to create a web-based software version. They took what they learned and created the Composer, an automated life writing process that makes it affordable and easy to use—so that everyone can benefit from the experience.
Now, writing and publishing a life story memoir is affordable, and as easy as 1-2-3. Anyone can do it.
"We feel privileged to have made the Composer available to and affordable for so many people, and promise to always conduct The Life Writer services with only the highest possible integrity and excellence” said Marc DeVincent, Co-Founder of The Life Writer.
• The Life Writer Ltd. was founded in 2007 by Teri and Marc DeVincent, a husband and wife team.
• The idea behind The Life Writer began in 2006 when they decided to chronicle the life story of Teri’s 90-year-old father in a memoir. He loved it and the emotional impact on the family was amazing.
• Other life story writing requests followed and their business was born in 2007.
• In 2010, Teri and Marc decided to automate the life writing process, in order to make it easier, more affordable and available to everyone.
• In October, 2011 the Composer software application, a web app specifically designed to create life story memoir books, was completed and made available to the public.
• The Life Writer partnered with Lulu, an on-demand publisher, to allow users to easily print and publish their life story memoir as a hardbound or softbound book in either black & white or color.
• The Composer takes the fear out of writing a life story memoir by utilizing a series of customized life story questions and software to make the entire process easy.
The Life Writer mission: To connect the generations, strengthen family ties, pass along life advice and wisdom, and help others to share the story and celebrate the life of those they love.
o Offers over 400 customized life story questions and example answers - any of which can be skipped over or deleted.
o Add your own book chapters and sections for maximum customization.
o Add photos and other memorabilia easily (such as letters, news clippings, and family recipes).
o Invite family and friends to join in the writing process and contribute photos via email.
o Life story information is organized automatically into a PDF e-book with chapters.
o Record life story answers with a computer microphone, and/or interview someone else.
o Customize the book cover, the colors, the subject photo and back cover content.
o Through Lulu.com, affordably print out as many books as desired, in black & white or color, hardbound or soft and have them delivered to your door, or to someone else’s as a gift.
Marc has seen the many benefits of the life writing experience first-hand. He and his wife Teri originally created The Life Writer as a custom book business. After seeing the tremendous positive impact that service had on others, he decided to accept a buy-out offer from Honda and devote himself full-time to expanding The Life Writer.
Marc has nearly three decades of engineering work experience at several leading edge companies, including Lockheed-Martin, where he contributed to the F117 Stealth Fighter program, and at Honda of America, where he specialized in problem solving and ensuring customer quality.
He is a graduate of the University of Dayton, and he worked his way through college. He met the love of his life, Teri, while in school and they have been happily married for over 25 years.
Marc is the father of two children, one daughter and one son. When they were younger, he and Teri coached their youth soccer teams for twelve seasons.
Marc’s dream is to make the life writing experience easy, affordable, and available to everyone.
Marc’s Pearl Of Wisdom: You only truly fail after you give up. Persistence is usually required to attain any goal.
Teri has heard many life stories, and seen the benefits of the life writing experience directly through the eyes of her customers. She has championed the development of The Life Writer and even went back to work full-time in order to support that effort.
Teri met Marc while she was in school, and they have been married over 25 years. She is the mother of two amazing kids, both now nearly grown.
She is also the heart and soul of The Life Writer.
Teri is a graduate of the Dayton School of Practical Nursing, and has worked as a nurse for nearly thirty years. Her specialty is vascular medicine.
Her search for a birthday gift for her 90-year-old father sparked the beginning of the life writing experience and the creation of The Life Writer.
Teri’s dream is to help all families strengthen their ties and preserve their heritage.
Teri’s Pearl Of Wisdom: Life is a lot more fun when you have a sense of humor!
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