|Diane Patrick is a freelance editor and
writer who is in the business of helping
publishers, editors, agents, academics,
legal professionals, entertainers, and
business owners get their words out.
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
|Little Diane listens intently
while conducting an interview
I was born a few days before Albert Einstein died… you may draw your own conclusions from this.
All my life, I’ve been fascinated by the stories of people’s lives. Young or old, male or female, famous
or not, I want to sit down and hear, or read, their story. And don’t laugh, but here’s how I’ve always
read a biography: first, I look at a few pages of the beginning. Then I peek at the photos, after which I
flip to the end to see how the beginning of the person’s end came about.
So perhaps it’s no accident that most of my writing work has been to assemble, through interviews
and research, the details of a person's life story, then craft these details into a compelling, readable
account of the subject’s life and experiences. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of interviewing
hundreds of people–among them entertainers, celebrities, politicians, corporate heads, and authors–
and I am proud to report that every one of them has been complimentary of the way I have handled
By the way, writing was not my first career; I spent almost twenty years as a paralegal, specializing in
consumer, family and real estate matters–which means that all my life, I’ve made my living by
interviewing people–and I still love it!
Copyright © Diane Patrick 2008-2013