Whether your audience wants to jump into the world of DNA, be captivated by stories from past times, or learn how to do genealogy research for themselves, our freelance writing services, live seminars and pre-recorded talks can bring engaging, informative & eye-catching content to your organisation or publication.
Or if you have a specific subject in mind which isn’t listed here, please let us know — Sophie might be able to design some new content especially for you!
Personal stories and the research journey behind them can make for fascinating reading. Our writing services include:
All writing commissions are carried out by Dr. Sophie Kay, who has over 15 years of experience in professional writing and freelance work. Her portfolio of genealogical & science writing includes literary reviews for Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and feature articles for Family Tree magazine, Lost Cousins, Pharos Tutors, Alan Godfrey Maps, Mozilla, Nature Publications & Opensource.
Further writing samples can be found on Sophie’s blog The Parchment Rustler, which is one of the highest rated genealogy blogs in the UK (#8 on Feedspot, June 2021) and was selected as the Digital Pick of the Month by Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine in October 2020. Examples from The Parchment Rustler include a piece on historical pregnancy loss, an introduction to the 1921 Census and a literary review of Burning the Books.
Prices vary according to the length of the article, the extent of novel research required and the format & circulation of your publication. Any writing brief can be adapted to suit a range of budgets, so please contact us to discuss your proposal further.
Sometimes it’s good to have the peace of mind that comes with having content in a pre-recorded format. There’s a whole range of possible formats and approaches to suit any situation or budget — we’ll tailor it to your requirements.
Pre-recorded content takes time and care to do well, and the cost of our video seminars varies depending on the licensing arrangements, content length and duration of use. Prices are negotiated on a case-by-case basis and discounts may be available for charities and voluntary organisations. Please contact us to discuss your project further.
Live talks can bring fun and spontaneity to a range of genealogy topics, and they’re particularly good for engaging an audience and encouraging discussion. Whether you’d like to delve into DNA, be inspired by historical narratives or have a hands-on, how-to workshop session for your conference, organisation or society, we’d love to hear from you!
All Khronicle® talks and seminars are delivered by Dr. Sophie Kay, who is an experienced international speaker & educator, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a former College Lecturer at the University of Oxford. Visit the biography page to find out more.
Prices for talks are negotiated on a case-by-case basis and discounts may be available for charities and voluntary organisations. Please contact us to discuss your project further.
7pm GMT/UTC, Weds 6 March, 2024. Society of Genealogists, https://members.sog.org.uk/events/653a55e733d2260008bd960e.
Starts Monday 26th February (online). A Pharos Tutors course, https://www.pharostutors.com/mapping-strategies-for-family-historians.
Tuesday 9th April, 7:30pm BST/UTC+1. A BRAND NEW course for Family Tree Magazine: https://www.family-tree.co.uk/store/downloads/family-tree-magazine/research-skills-studio/.
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