Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

Every ordinary life story is extraordinary!

Meet Rosanne

I’m Rosanne Ullman, the owner of Write My Memoirs. When you arrange a call, you’ll speak with me. I’m also likely to be your coach and editor.

Why would you want to work with me?

I’m an excellent, accomplished writer and editor with a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University’s esteemed Medill School of Journalism. I’m ethical, nice, non-judgmental and easily accessible. I champion all of our authors as I help each of you to share your life, your truth, in your own voice.

I fell in love with the art and craft of memoir in the early 2000s, when Write My Memoirs founder Sheldon Gray hired me to develop content for the website, which he created when he found no help online to write his own memoir. After working with me for a couple of years, Sheldon brought me on as his business partner. Unfortunately, Sheldon died in 2013. Now I rely on a small circle of trusted professionals to help me help you, and I watch Sheldon’s dream come to life every day as people write and publish their stories.

In addition to my memoir specialty, I have a long and broad professional writing/editing career that includes:

  • Dozens of recent, and not-so-recent, bylined articles you can read here.
  • Decades of reporting, writing and editing for and about the professional beauty industry.
  • 20 years of teaching a grammar and writing course I designed for the New Trier eXtension adult education program outside of Chicago. The writing course included in our packages is based on that course.
  • Current co-admin for the popular Facebook group “Grammar Matters.”
  • Inclusion of flash fiction in the Summer 2022 issue of Meat for Tea the Valley Review.

I hope you sign up with Write My Memoirs and the website motivates you to write your unique, important story. We’re here to help you every step of the way.



Then just set up a chapter and start writing your memoir. Don’t worry about rules. There are no rules to writing your memoir; there are only trends. These trends are based on techniques and features identified in current top-selling memoirs. At best, they’re the flavor of the month. If you’re capturing your life in print for your family, for your own gratification or to inspire readers, rather than aiming to set off Hollywood screenplay bidding wars, these trends don’t even apply to you. You’ll write the memoir that suits you best, and it will be timeless, not trend-driven.There are no rules, but there are four steps:

1. Theme/framework
2. Writing
3. Editing/polishing
4. Self-publishing

You’ve researched this, too, and you’ve been shocked at the price for getting help with any one of those steps, much less all four. That’s because most memoir sites promise to commercialize your work. They’ll follow a formula based on current memoir trends, because they want to convince you that they can turn your memoir into a best-seller. These sites overwhelm you with unnecessary information not to help you, the memoir author, but to address Search Engine Optimization (SEO) algorithms so they can sell more.

That’s not what we do at Write My Memoirs. Our small community of coaches, writers and editors are every bit as skilled as any you’ll find, and we charge appropriately for their expertise and the time they’ll spend helping you craft a compelling, enjoyable read. But you won’t pay an upcharge for other websites’ commercialization, the marketing that follows, and the pages of intimidating “advice.” You can sell your book if you like—we have ISBNs available for you—but our organic process of capturing your story takes a noncommercial path.

If you want help with any or all of the four steps above, choose from our services or save money by selecting one of our packages. If you’d like to talk about what’s right for you, schedule a call. One year from now, you can be holding your published memoir in your hand. And at that point, it will be a big deal!