Have you recently lost a loved one? Are you finding it difficult to write a tribute that does your loved one justice? If you're struggling with the words, or finding it hard to say what is on your heart without rambling or losing your train of thought, it may be time to hire a eulogist.
Having lost several people in my own life, I understand how difficult it can be to form cohesive thoughts during a time of mourning—and how very important it is that we pay our last respects in a way that brings honor to loved ones.
Whether you've just lost someone, or want to prepare your eulogy, tribute, memorial speech, or obituary ahead of time, my eulogy writing services can make the job of writing a eulogy easier.
I like to start by asking you to take a few moments to remember the one you lost. Cry a few tears, enjoy a few moments of laughter, and just allow your mind to wander as you look back on your time with the one you lost. Once you've released your emotions, It's time to get to work.
This is where I'll need your help.
In order to write your eulogy, I need you to write down everything you can remember about your loved one. Think about walking through the park with your best friend. As you turn the corner, she stops and says, “I am so sorry for your loss. You know, you’ve mentioned this person by name a million times, but I don’t really know much about her. Who is she? Can you tell me about her? What did she mean to you?"
You reply by telling her stories about how you met (or how you're related), you share aspects of her personality that you treasured, you tell her about a memory that really stands out in your mind, you discuss a time when she showed great courage or conviction, you tell her about a life lesson she taught you, and you share her favorite quote, poem, or saying.
These are the thoughts I want you to write down. Don't worry about punctuation, sentence structure, or even making sense. Your job is to simply write whatever comes to mind. My job is to find the heart of the eulogy and make it flow.
If more than one person will be contributing to your eulogy, get everyone's notes together, compile them with your notes, and then email them to me in one single email. When emailing me, please use "Eulogy Writer Needed" in the subject line.
After I receive payment, I'll read through your notes. If I need clarification on anything, I'll drop you an email.
Once I receive your follow-up email, I'll write the first draft.
When you receive the first draft, I'll need you to read it over to make sure you're happy with how it's written. If you see anything that needs clarification, if I misinterpret certain information, if you realize that you've left something out, if you decide another word choice is a better fit, or if you want to add, delete, or change something... send me an email with the changes you want made and I'll make them.
After receiving the second draft, I'll need you to read the eulogy aloud. Does anything sound awkward when you read the eulogy aloud? If so, jot down what you need changed and send your request for the final edits.
Once I receive your second batch of edits, I'll adjust the eulogy to reflect your changes and email the final draft as a word document, and pasted in the body of an email.
My rates are as follows:
Eulogy rates vary depending on urgency. If you need something fast, I'll need to push back paying clients to make room to meet your deadline.
You will receive one eulogy with two edits.
Each eulogy will be between 500 and 1,500 words, depending on the amount of material you give me to work with—that's between 5 and 10 minutes of speaking time.
Eulogies are written in first person—using the pronouns I, me, and my. They also include 3rd person pronouns: he, his, him, she, hers, her.
There are no refunds for services rendered as time spent on your eulogy cannot be recouped.
Because of the delicate nature of writing eulogies, I don't give out client information.
However, you can read a couple of testimonies below. (Full names omitted, of course.)
I saw your ad on the Internet back in 2011. You did my mother's eulogy and that was great. Now, I need one for my best friend.
Update: Both the eulogy and wedding speech were awesome... you are indeed an outstanding writer. Looking forward to do business again with you in the future. Thanks for the treat!!!
This is perfect. Really beautiful. Thank you so much!
I just wanted to express my thanks for the great job you did on the eulogy. That was what I was looking for...
You did a lovely job and relieved a lot of stress for me. Thank you.
Update: The funeral was yesterday and I wanted you to know that I was proud giving my eulogy and I received many compliments on it. I struggled emotionally through parts of it. But, mostly I delivered it well. It was beautifully written.
Alyice this looks good to go... I appreciate the time you spent and I will definitely recommend you to others who may have a need for a speech writer, etc.
I have just received the final edits. You were punctual and efficient. I would recommend your service and expertise to others.
Update: Thank you again for all your help and confidence in me. I would not have been able to do it without you. The family loved it.
I really love the structure and the way you gathered the key messages. Very well done and so much appreciated!
Yes. While I cannot share eulogies I've written for my clients, I can share a few I wrote for the people I lost: my mother, my grandmother, my grandfather, my sister-in-law, and a tribute to a neighbor.
Please keep in mind that these eulogies were written while I was in the midst of my own grief. As I write your eulogy, I will have a more objective eye... allowing me to create a loving essay designed to give a more meaningful insight into the person you lost.
Yes. I've written eulogies for military personnel, advocates of great causes, vice-presidents of companies, and business men and women.
As long as you can provide me with details of the person's professional accomplishments, I can put something together. However, I would encourage you to include some personal stories, as they pertain to his/her profession, to give the eulogy more heart.
No. I am sorry but I am not a comedian. If, however, you have a funny story you'd like to include in your eulogy, I'd be more than happy to help you tell that story.
Yes. In truth, it is sometimes easier to prepare a eulogy, memorial speech, or tribute before the one you love passes away because your thoughts aren't consumed with grief and death and the hundreds of tasks begging for your attention. Some people prepare their "essays" in advance when someone they love is terminally ill. That's because during the illness, they're already grieving the loss and their minds can't help but think about all the good times they've shared and all the times they'll never have together.
Yes, but I'll have to wait until the check clears the bank so if you need your eulogy ASAP that may not be the best option.
Please note that if your check bounces, you will be responsible for all fees associated with the bounced check.
Yes. I have a merchant account through PayPal so I can send a link via email with a secure online payment option.
No. I'm sorry, but I require payment in advance.
If you need a eulogy speech writer who understands the sensitive nature of eulogies, has a knack for meeting deadlines, and can provide reliable service, don't hesitate to drop me an email. I'd be honored to help you write a memorable tribute to honor the one you lost.
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