Who doesn’t want to write their life? leave behind some stories, some accounts of what they did, where they went, who they loved, what they loved, and all that happened over the years?

An experienced teacher and editor, I’ve worked with writers of all ages for decades. Legacy writing–autobiography, memoir, personal essay–provides a person with an opportunity to capture memories and experiences that mattered, to create a written record of a life.

I offer mentoring and editing services that help writers get going. I can work with you all the way through to publication. Right now I’m doing this work for free. Learn more about me background and publications here.

Some writers I’ve worked with–

Afarin Rava: Her publications include Languages & Life Lessons and Reflections: A Journey of Transformation.

Ron Fritz: “This project would not have been possible and would have remained in my desk drawer if it weren’t for the expertise, encouragement and imagination of Rick Bailey.” See clips from Ron’s book.

Dick Ault: His publications include Names in the Hat, The People in the Mirror, and, soon to be published, Edenville Landing. “Rick Bailey has been my editor for all my books, including the one I am working on now called Edenville Landing. This time out he has outdone himself. He is helping to make me be a better writer, on every page. Revising can sometimes be tedious work, but this time I am actually finding it inspiring because of his help.”

Rachel Rueckert: I did a final edit of her recent travelogue and coming-of-age memoir, East Winds. “Even after hiring a copyeditor, I’m so grateful for Rick’s eyes. He spotted all kinds of errors I could fix before publication.”

Who doesn’t think about writing their life? Many people think about. Many people talk about it. it. Few actually do it. Why wait?