Why Hire a Historical Researcher?

As a writer of historical tales, you may have the time, inclination, and skills to do all the historical research yourself. However, here are a few reasons why you might prefer to hire someone else to do all or part of your historical research:

  • You're doing your own online research, but you need help compiling a list of websites to browse through.
  • You're doing your own offline research, but you need help compiling a booklist.
  • You're doing your own research, but you've encountered an especially tricky research problem you can't solve.
  • You don't want to go to the trouble of hunting down and signing up for subscription databases and subscription electronic libraries, without knowing for sure that the information you seek is there.
  • You don't have access to certain subscription databases and subscription e-libraries that have information you need.
  • You're horribly busy at your day job and home life. It's as much as you can do to get the story written and revised; you don't have much time left over for research.
  • You believe in delegating. You'll do the work that you consider you're best qualified to do and then pass on the remainder of the work to other people.
  • The historical research you've done in the past doesn't have the same range and depth as you can receive from hiring a historical researcher.
  • You've never done historical research before. You'd like someone to guide you through the process the first time, so that you'll have a better idea of how to do it yourself in the future.
  • While you've researched other historical settings, you've never researched this particular setting before. You don't know where to start.
  • You've done offline historical research, but you don't have much experience in online historical research.
  • You're seeking historical resources in your local area, and you need help figuring out where to look.
  • You're planning a research trip and need help deciding which museums, historical sites, and so forth to visit.

If you think you might need help with your historical research, check the rest of this website to see what services I offer.