Personal historians and caretakers of your legacy.

Your story is waiting to be told.

Crises stir powerful emotions. But they also make what is important to you clear.

Crucible life experiences challenge you to battle – and dare you to overcome – adversity.

This year, let us slow down and reflect on what matters to us.

Let us play back our past with new learning. Let our presence be a divine gift and our futures unfold positively.

Your narrative can touch hearts and minds. And your values can be enduring.

Let’s tell your story effectively and with timeless impact.

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Express yourself.
~ M. Marcel, 2020

Services

Manuscript Preparation for Individual, Community, and Corporate Histories

From recording your story to writing and copy-editing we’ve got you covered.

Custom Design & Self-published Books

Layout, design, and printing solutions tailored to your unique needs.

Memoir Writing Workshops

Join a Lifewriters’ community and learn how to write your memoirs.

What Our Clients Say

“Thank you for all you have done to make my memoir far better than I expected.”

~ Jeremy Triggs (b. 1929, Lahore, India)

“As we were entering our 30th year in business, we began winding down our company due to the partners’ desire to retire. We wanted to commemorate our history in a book for partners and employees.

M. Marcel took on the challenging task of telling our story. He amalgamated countless hours of personal interviews, questionnaires, dozens of photos, testimonials, and facts into an interesting and professionally-written story for the members of PAX, our family and close friends to cherish as a keepsake.

M. Marcel kept us on task by setting up a timeline and nudging us when submissions were due – thanks to this we made our deadline. The graphic design was contemporary, and the final product is a beautiful coffee table book we are proud to display.

~ Peter Brauer, Jo Li, & Paul Loewen, Partners, PAX Construction Ltd.

“I recently left the workplace and was looking for a way to keep my active mind busy. I thought to try creative Lifewriting and wanted a coach to keep me on track. The results of working with M. Marcel have been positive. I’ve discovered new things about myself that I never knew. It’s been therapeutic.”

~ Pauline Tolan, former sales and trade relations manager, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Canada)

“I worked in industry all my life, thus my writing is business oriented, concise, and factual. M. Marcel restructured the format of my manuscript and with editorial changes made it significantly more flowing and readable. Interviews with M. Marcel allowed me to open up and expand on my life story – my family and professional life, business adventures, travels, and personal reflections – for my Memoirs.

I was most appreciative of his help and guidance and would happily recommend his services to others.”

~ Ron Nelson Sr., C.A., C.M.A., C.P.A. Former: Managing Director, Qualinta Ltd., Cyprus; VP & CFO, Calgary Overseas Development Ltd.; Senior VP & CFO, The Scoular Company; VP (Finance & Admin, Canada.), Enron Corp.; VP (Project Control & Accounting), Foothills Pipelines Ltd.; Senior VP (Finance & Admin.), Weyerhaeuser (Canada) Ltd.

“M. Marcel facilitated a series of Lifewriting Workshops at our seniors’ residence. The workshops were very well received by those who attended.  As a spectator, I was surprised at the discussions that came from the experience. Several participants were very happy to have had the opportunity.”

 ~ Sue Bolton, Lifestyle Consultant, Astoria, Port Coquitlam, B.C.

“Having written many stories over the years, I needed some help to collect them all before they were lost. A chance meeting with Marcel at our local writers group, and a request of his assistance with design and printing, culminated in a fine 155-page book. The service was very professional and communicating was timely and positive.”

 ~ Diane Kizik-MacDonald

“Marcel’s Lifewriting workshops are very well thought out. He is professional, well-spoken and knows how to relate to the residents. During his workshops the residents were able to open up and share personal stories. Marcel created a safe, comfortable environment for them to do so.”

~ Reyna Brucker, Active Living Manager, Cedar Springs Parc, North Vancouver, B.C.

“I had the pleasure of getting to know Marcel during the year he was enrolled in the Munk School’s Fellowship in Global Journalism. Marcel made his mark as a diligent, reliable and enthusiastic Fellow specializing in international trade and investment, but with a wide range of other interests. His pieces have been published by, among others, The Globe and Mail, The Boston Globe, Corporate Knights and National Post. I wish him well in his exciting new venture.”

~ Bernard Simon, former Canada correspondent for The Financial Times

“Marcel and I met at a national convention in 2012. He immediately struck me as articulate and innovative in his remarks. We have remained friends since. Marcel has helped me review and edit some of my public policy dossiers. His expertise, passion and energy come through in his written texts on the issues he deeply cares about.” 

~ Tim Reid, B.A. (Tor.), M.A. (Yale), M.Litt. (Oxon/Rhodes Scholar), AMP (Harvard). Former: Member of the Ontario Legislature; Economist, OECD, Paris; Deputy Secretary, Treasury Board, Government of Canada; President, Canadian Chamber of Commerce; Dean of Business, Ryerson.

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