Who are the Eulogy Writers?
There are two eulogy writers on our staff currently. Our founder, coordinator and main writer is Steve Schafer. Steve has officiated at funerals for over thirty five years and has written hundreds of funeral service eulogies. Ralph DiBiasio-Snyder has also been serving people for over three decades, always composing great eulogies. Ralph and his wife, Carol, have published a book of 175 of their best eulogies, now available at Amazon.com.
Should I check out other eulogy writers online?
Absolutely. Shopping around is always a good policy. There are several excellent eulogy writers in the United States. Just do a Google search for "Eulogy Writers" and you'll find all of us. The Eulogy Writers is the premiere eulogy writing service in America so we'll always be listed first (after the paid ads), but all are outstanding writers. You can't go wrong with any of us. What distinguishes The Eulogy Writers is that we have far more experience, many more satisfied clients and more sample eulogies for you to look at. Our eulogies also cost considerably less than the others. Also, we are the only one which promises to have the eulogy written in fewer than 24 hours as our standard practice.
How much does having a eulogy written cost?
Our fee is $245. We have only one fee. There are never any additional charges for urgent needs or revisions or phone consultations or anything else. Our fee is nearly $200 less than other online eulogy writing services.
Can I pay for the Eulogy after I see it instead of before it is written?
Because of a few who have used our services and then become unresponsive when it came time to pay, we now ask for payment before we begin writing.
How long does it take to write a eulogy and get it to me?
We ALWAYS complete eulogies within twenty four hours. 95% of the time in twelve hours or less. If you need it sooner, call Steve. He will make sure you have it completed by the time you need it: (734) 846-3072.
How do you get the information to write a eulogy?
You supply it. We have created an easy-to-complete questionnaire we call "Collecting Memories" that you fill out and submit by the simple click of your mouse. Many have found the questionnaire to be rather therapeutic as they remember and make note of their memories. If you prefer, we can talk on the phone to find out about your loved one. Before we talk on the phone, however, we ask that you take a shot at filling out the questionnaire. Filling it out makes our conversation more focused. If you'd like, you can take a look at the questionnaire HERE.
Do you use a template and simply fill in my loved one’s name and information?
Never! Each of our eulogies is written fresh and new. We emphasize those things you have emphasized in your responses in the questionnaire. Every eulogy we write is unique to the person we are memorializing.
How long are the eulogies you write?
We write a thousand words – more if you have given us an abundance of material to use. The eulogy should take about seven minutes to read aloud at the funeral or memorial service. We’ve found that is about the right length to keep people’s attention and tell the story well.
Will it sound like me or like you?
It will sound like you. Our writers are very astute at picking up speech patterns as they read your questionnaire responses and as they talk to you on the phone. Because you are reading it, it will, quite naturally, sound like you.
I’ve already written the eulogy but I’m not happy with it. Can you help?
Of course. Most people, even good writers, have difficulty in the midst of loss, composing a well organized and meaningful eulogy. Writing a eulogy is made even more difficult given the time constraints. If you will fill out the questionnaire (just those parts you didn't cover in your work) and send us the eulogy you need help with, we will edit it and get it back to you promptly. Our standard fee applies. We hope you understand. Editing and rewriting a eulogy already composed is often more time consuming than writing one from scratch.
Do you allow revisions and “tweaking?”
Yes. When you receive the first draft of the eulogy, look it over and note any inaccurate information or anything you don’t like or things you forgot to tell us. Email us – or call – and we’ll make the changes as quickly as we can. We do ask that revisions and tweaks be requested within a few days of the completion of the eulogy.
Will you write a eulogy for someone who has not yet died?
It is actually BETTER to do it before your loved one dies. There is a psychological defense mechanism in all of us that somewhat numbs our minds when a death occurs, making recalling memories and stories more difficult. Filling out the questionnaire before death is MUCH easier. Plus, when the death occurs there are so many details to deal with, it is helpful to have this important item in place.
Do you give refunds if I am not happy with the eulogy you write?
Because of the nature of our 'product' we cannot issue refunds. However, our eulogies are always thorough, compassionate and touching. Our goal is to please you and we will do whatever is necessary to do that. We will work with you until you are completely satisfied. We are proud to say that we have never had a dissatisfied client even after having written hundreds of eulogies.
How do I pay?
Use the "Order a Eulogy" tab on the menu bar to pay using any major credit card or PayPal. We are not currently able to accept checks.
Should I leave a tip?
Some clients have wanted to leave a tip and have done so through our PayPal account. That is, of course, very much appreciated. However, we feel we are amply rewarded both by the fee we charge and the satisfaction of helping you during some of the most difficult days of your life. Nothing extra is called for nor expected.