I have a client in New York who is working toward reading 100 books this year, and I'm proofreading his book reviews. Two years ago, one of my New Year's Resolutions was to read one book each month. It was through this challenge that I discovered my appreciation for memoirs and autobiographies.
While I am not challenging myself to read a certain number of books this year, I am trying to focus on reading more memoirs and autobiographies. I just finished reading O Ye Jigs & Juleps. I picked this book up from The Book Tavern during my recent trip to Augusta, Georgia, and it's a collection of essays that Virginia Carey Hudson wrote when she was about 10 years old.
It would be a dream come true to edit a collection like this.
A collection is a number of different pieces of writing by one person that fit into a cohesive theme, whether those writings are essays, letters, notes, cards, etc.
The process would involve me
At the end of the process, the result would be a clean, organized, and readable collection that can be cherished by several generations — whether it be a published book or remain a family heirloom.
Do you have a stack of essays, letters, notes, or cards that you think would make a good book or simply want to cherish for years to come?
Send them my way!
Alora D. Boerner
Freelance copy editor serving nonfiction writers, small business owners, and job seekers.