I was born into a writing family.
My father was a freelance writer. My mother was a book editor. Is it any surprise I now help people write about their work and lives? My name is Sarah E. White. I am an editor, an author, and a writing partner. I draw on my own entrepreneurial experience and writing career to help your dreams of writing come true.
In the 1980s and 1990s I directed my own marketing communication firm, White Space Design and Advertising. After the sale of that business I built a freelance practice providing marketing communications and how-to advice for small businesses. This experience led to invitations to write and publish several books for business leaders, and to write articles and online training for a broad range of audiences.
As my professional pursuits drew me in different directions, I sought a way to bring my many interests back under one umbrella. I discovered the field of personal history, and in 2006 I launched First Person Productions. Through this business I help people share their life stories, via memoir writing workshops and 1:1 coaching.
As a young sprout I earned my BA in journalism in 1980, and as a considerably more seasoned returning student, I completed an MFA in Creative Nonfiction in 2019. I am a lifelong learner.
Today I find myself drawn to the stories of “do-ers” –the people who start and lead enterprises, especially those with a clear social mission and a role to play in bending our cultural arc towards justice.
What is the story of your life and work?