Being asked to speak at a loved one’s funeral may be one of the greatest honours we can experience in life, but it can also be one of the most stressful responsibilities too. Putting your feelings down on paper can seem an impossible challenge, particularly when you’re experiencing your own emotional upheaval after the loss of a family member or friend. How can you possibly capture their personality, their life and all they meant to you in mere words?

Well, the answer is that you can, but some help might be welcome along the way. As an experienced professional writer, used to capturing, harnessing and celebrating emotion in a sensitive, authentic and appropriate way, I can be there to listen carefully to your ideas, asking thoughtful questions and skilfully shaping your words with you so you feel you can do your loved one proud.

You may even decide that the words should not just be yours, but more a collective effort, given in one voice. I can be the one to coordinate it all so that together we can create a text that is apt, touching and true to life, enabling you to pay fitting tribute in just the right way.