Here's what our clients are saying...
Spontaneity is what spurred me to make a Lifetime Legacy Video. Why not!? Sharing the stories from my life with my family is really important to them, and to me. I was a bit nervous to be in front of a camera, but Jo and Jasmin were so encouraging that I soon forgot I was actually being videoed. The whole process was very well structured and the questions lead me to talk naturally about all sorts of things. I really enjoyed telling my stories (great fun!) The detail that's gone into the finished video; with all my photos and favourite music looks and feels very classy. It's amazing, and I know my 'grandies' will see the essence of who I am. That's such a great feeling to take away.
Penelope Cannan (Christchurch)
Thank you so much for the wonderful video you created to tell Grandma Judy's life story. We learnt many things about her life that we didn’t know before! It’s so precious to us to preserve her memories for the future, and we can’t wait to share it with the rest of the family. Well done!
Kate Bell (Historian) and Daniel Bell (Judy's grandson)
It's hard to be truly objective about seeing oneself on video, but I certainly think my Lifetime Legacy has been a very worthwhile project. (My friend even went to far as to call it wonderful!) I loved all the personal touches, showing me in my home, doing things I love, and surrounded by my photos, art and music. My advice to anyone considering a video is to do as much preparation before the interview as you can. Make sure you include everything you want, and then let the magic happen! (Christchurch senior, aged 77)
As busy people doing what we do, finding space to put pen to paper can be a challenge at times. That’s why Jo is such an asset. She articulated my story in a professional, down-to-earth and friendly style that connects well with people. She’s also written many life story experiences from interviews with our clients. Her commitment to quality and excellence shows in all of her work. I have every confidence in recommending her.
Thank you Joanne, this is very, very good. You are an exceptional writer.
Roger Shackelford (Baker Tilly, Staples Rodway New Zealand Ltd)
Every person that has engaged Jo to help with their writing continues to profit from her wisdom and way with words. She is a pleasure to work with.
We highly endorse Jo’s services - she is an absolute professional and a joy to work with. Jo was recommended to us when we were putting together a book of six individual stories of people recovering from traumatic life events. She very quickly understood the brief and the special nature of the book. Her keen attention to detail and writing skills took the book to the next level. Moreover, Jo was very careful to honour the vision and intention of the book. She’s a great listener and creatively thinks outside the box. Bernadette Cassidy PhD, ALIANZA (New Zealand Spinal Trust)
Jo has been a breath of fresh air to work with. She has absolute professionalism in interviewing and presenting, and in writing in a creative and engaging style that captures the essence of what needs to be portrayed. Jo has high standards and constantly thinks ‘outside the square’ resulting in very pleasing outcomes.
One of my personal goals, in my 80 plus years of life, has been to write a Memoir. I believe everyone has a story to tell, and life is a celebration. With the help of Lifetime Legacy, I now have a wonderful book, full of special memories and personal photographs. I can visualise my great-grandchildren, in 50 years or so, reading my Legacy Memoir and saying, “What a wonderful character, full of enthusiasm and laughter.” To anyone looking for professional assistance in bringing their stories to life, I highly recommend Jo. PS. (My next goal is a Living Legacy Video!).
George Scrimshaw (Christchurch)
Jo is a great listener and communicator. She's very open and honest about what needs to be done, and positive about making it happen. She is fantastic with language and written words, and has a talent for finding the real gold, in a style that is perceptive and professional.
Trudy Hedges (Victoria Food Service)
Jo’s approach, when interviewing my clients, has been amazing and the comments I receive about her are outstanding. Without exception the common theme is that they appreciate her professionalism. I have no hesitation in engaging Jo’s writing in the future. She has been a great asset to us.
Alistair Holt (Financial Advisor)
As a fellow writer, I really appreciate Jo’s creative flair, her attention to detail, and her ability to tailor her style to the needs of both her clients, and her audience. I’ve found her an absolute pleasure to collaborate with and I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Tim Cronin (owner of Blerb)