Eager to capture a grandparent’s story before it’s too late? Or set down your own?
Susan Ager asks questions with ease, warmth and genuine curiosity. She will gather a story in all its nuances, from beginning to end, asking not just about what happened but how it felt and what it meant.
She typically audio-tapes her interviews, transcribes the conversations then tightens, organizes and “cleans up” the story, removing repetition and verbal tics. She will present you with a clean, accurate story, in the subject’s own words.
Most importantly, she knows how to relax anyone she interviews, and is unafraid to ask questions a relative might find difficult to pose.