If you’ve arrived on this page, it probably means you’ve lost someone.
I have no words to share other than I’m sorry. I know this time is awful, and I know no platitudes will make it better.
If you’ve arrived on this page, it also means that person was important to you. And that you want to pay tribute to them however you can.
You may have known that person better than anyone else — but that doesn’t mean you can tell their story in the way it deserves to be told.
That’s where I can help.
I’ve experienced loss, too, and have written several eulogies and obituaries in my 33 years.
I’ve also written about grief for The Washington Post and The Week.
During those losses, I found comfort in expressing myself doing what I do best: writing. I found comfort in the people who said my words painted a perfect picture of the deceased.
But not everyone’s a writer.
And I hate thinking of people struggling to write about their loved ones when they’re already struggling with so much else.
I hate reading obituaries that are bland and lifeless — nothing like the person they’re about.
So I decided to start offering my services as an obituary writer, and have had the privilege of crafting the life stories of many fascinating and beloved people (samples available upon request).
How My Professional Obituary Writing Services Work
The last thing you need right now is more stress and paperwork, so I’ve attempted to make my obituary writing services as simple as possible.
Here are the four steps you’ll go through when hiring me:
1. You’ll use the form below to tell me when you need the obituary.
2. I’ll respond with my availability, and we’ll set up a 30-minute phone call. During that call, I’ll learn as much as possible about your loved one.
3. Using the information collected, I’ll write a one-page obituary (400-500 words) and email you a draft. You can comment on it, asking me to change anything that doesn’t sound right.
4. I’ll send you a final copy, which you can edit however you like and then forward to the funeral home.
The last step is to pay me: $250 via PayPal or Venmo. That’s below my normal rates because this is important to me.
Because I know what grief is like, and because I want to help you pay proper tribute to the person you loved.
I can’t promise the experience won’t be painful, but I can promise I’ll take good care of your person, your love, and their story. I will treat it with delicacy and respect, and with an understanding that only comes from having been in your shoes.
If you’re interested in learning more about my professional obituary writing services, please get in touch using the form below. You can also use the form just to talk — I’m always here <3