Lifetime Story was started because of a very personal experience.
My late father Eddie was born in 1924.
In 1990 when he retired, he wanted to pass on to his children and grandchildren the story of his life.
He couldn't type or operate a computer, but he could talk. (Boy, could he talk).
However, at that time, computers and software were not powerful enough to process speech recognition
As a result of his not being able to type and his handwriting being virtually illegible, we needed to find an alternative. The alternative was that he would record his story onto cassette's which I would laboriously type up.
I am not a natural typist so this became hard work.
It took a long time to get the short book finished and printed but he was delighted with it and very proud.
This of course made me realise as I grew older, that there was a need for something like this and that sent me on my voyage of discovery of finding the correct software and coupling it with the correct microphone in order to facilitate the many thousands of people out there who want to record their life story, but very simply can't use a keyboard efficiently.
One can speak a minimum of four and 1/2 times faster than one can type and that is if one is a ‘fluent’ typist.
I now delighted to be able to bring you the facility of speaking your story using your computer and eliminating the need for typing.
We want you to tell your story and we will do everything we can in order to help you.
Please go to our pricing page for further information and the ability to place an order or give us a call on 020 3633 7488.