New Preserve Veteran Stories ‘Course of Action’ Coming Soon!

Self-paced online course with weekly highlight emails. New content includes worksheets, video tutorials, and a project plan to get you from start to finish! Sign up below to be the first to hear about it!

Step 1 PREPARE
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Pre Planning your project
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Sorting and Organizing Process
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Bonus Content

Step 2 PRESERVE
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Scanning and Digitizing
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Manage Your Digital Assets
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Private and Secure Storage
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Bonus Content

Step 3 PRESENT
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Create Lasting Legacies
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Share Your Story
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Preserve Veteran Stories with the Service Logook

The Service Logbook is not just a journal, it is the framework in which I have built the entire process of Preserving Veterans Stories. Choose the spiral-bound logbook and receive a free fillable PDF.

Service Logbook
001 Service Timeline
Map out your service timeline. This will make it easier during the sorting and organizing process!
002 Accessions
The start of military service. Where, when, and why. Use this section to list the branch of military service, date of entry, and your reflections.
003 Duty Stations
List out duty stations and events that help bring the story together. Changes in orders, awards earned, and collections of memorabilia will often follow the chronological order of service history.
004 Separation/Transition
This is the section to note the transition experience and the events surrounding separation. For those transitioning from active duty, it is an area to keep notes and references during the transition process. 
Service Logbook + free PDF download
Spiral Bound Printed copy of Service Logbook plus a fillable PDF copy

005 Health Care and Medical
Pages to track medical history and consolidate all the information that may be needed for the family. This can also be a great place to keep track of research notes. Medical records by the VA or military service branch can help piece together the story.
006 VA Benefits and Resources
Don’t leave your family searching for the resources they may need. Keep all your VA resources and information in one place along with any log-in passwords.
007 Legacy Disposition
Here you can list an inventory of your most prized possessions or a list of your friends that you would like notified upon your departure from this world. Use this section to note desires about military burials or disposition of tangible personal item.s

FEATURED PACKAGES

PREPARE Package

Start here! I offer in-person pick up locally (within 50 miles of Winchester, VA) and I’ll sort and organize for you **. This is also our DIY package if you just need some guidance and motivation to get started and get through the overwhelm. 

**Price may increase pending the size of your collection

$300

More Details
  • 1 Complimentary session via zoom or phone (if not already done).
  • 3 in-person/remote zoom or phone coaching sessions.
  • Establish project goals and vision.
  • Gather, sort, and organize your collection based upon a proven system of organization.
  • Create your digital file structure.
  • Worksheets and a custom project plan including inventory, budget, and a plan of action.
  • Create or review your cloud storage options, archival storage, or back up solutions. 

General Coaching Session

Same as our PREPARE package but we will focus on where you are at in your project. This is for the DIY’ers that need guidance such as getting started in scanning and digitizing, creating memory books, or other parts of your journey. 

$300

More Details
  • 1 Complimentary session via zoom or phone (if not already done).
  • 3 remote zoom or phone coaching sessions.
  • Establish project goals and vision.
  • Sessions will include a focused goal and plan of action.
  • Worksheets and a custom project plan including inventory, budget, and a plan of action.
  • Create or review your cloud storage options, archival storage, or back up solutions. 

White Glove Services

Do you just want me to take over your project and get it done while you focus on other things? I offer a full range of white glove custom services to fit your needs. Schedule your free consultation to discuss your project and get started today!

More Details

This is an example of a typical breakdown of a project with all three steps to get to a final vision such as creating a custom memory book of a military service member or family history archive with a medium size collection of photos, documents, and memorabilia. 

 

  1. Prepare – We will discuss your project goals and establish your vision while you gather all your materials. Once your materials are handed over, I’ll organize and create your file structure, inventory items, and create your custom quote for Step 2. We will create your Free 2GB private cloud storage account for file transfers, review, and digital uploads. Cost $300 **if the collection is extremely large or multiple pickups are required I will charge accordingly and quote prior to moving forward. Upon completion, I’ll provide full inventory, draft contracts/quotes for Step 2.
  2. Preserve – I’ll scan and digitize your items or convert old media. You will transfer any digital media to your cloud account if not completed in Step 1. I’ll work on edits of scanned items such as basic crops, color correction, tagging, and naming. We will purchase permanent private cloud storage and a backup hard drive based upon the storage capacity size of finished digital items, and/or if desired we will obtain archival storage boxes, or other materials -based upon your selections. (Price is based upon quote of qty of items from step 1 but typically runs between $750 – $1500 + ad ons decided at time of quote. Next, we will close out and review the draft contracts/quotes for Step 3.
  3. Present – I’ll complete the final organizing and begin to do the layout and design of your end product (book, video, other). We will hold 2-4 video/phone sessions for your oral history, stories, captions, or design proofs. Tie up any loose ends, arrange turnover of your items, and present your finished product! We finish with closeout, billing, and celebrate your story! (Price is based upon your material purchases and product selections but can range from ~ $300 – $1200 + any ad ons).

Not sure where to start?

Tell me a little about your project to preserve veteran stories and I’ll help you get started. Receive a free worksheet timeline when you sign up!

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