Michelle Burford

Michelle Burford

Collaborator &
Story Architect

Bestselling Author
See Celeb Memoirs

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK

Cleveland kidnapping survivor Michelle Knight’s harrowing account. Read more.

Need a great story on a tight deadline? E-mail me at Michelle@MichelleBurford.com
Michelle Burford is a Harvard-trained writer and editor based in Manhattan

Founding Senior Editor of O, The Oprah Magazine

•  Major books: I’ve co-authored ten memoirs and five New York Times best sellers, two of which debuted at #1. I’ve partnered with singer Alicia Keys (whose book features contributions from Oprah, Michelle Obama, Jay-Z, Bono, Clive Davis and America Ferrera); Olympians Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas; singer Toni Braxton; actress Diane Guerrero; Dallas Police Chief David Brown; Fixer Upper star carpenter Clint Harp; and Michelle Knight, the first Cleveland girl brutalized by Ariel Castro.   

 

•  What I can do for you: I deliver high-profile memoirs, plus mag and web features, but toss me any story and I’ll make it sing. With each project I take on, I have one intention: to craft a compelling narrative that sells. Let’s start yours.  

 

•  I can also: Keep a celeb author sane during the editorial process and get along with almost anyone. Malbec helps.  

 

•  Why you should call me: I produce page-turners. I’m an empathetic interviewer with a keen ear for voice. I’m also ready to roll: I can travel to work on your story.

Non-fiction Specialties:
  • Top-selling celebrity memoirs
  • Powerful narratives for newsmakers
  • Pop culture, humor and lifestyle content
  • Stories of hope, resilience and triumph
I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT:
  • Producing crisp and engaging prose
  • Collaborating with prominent authors
  • Building story arcs that engage readers
  • Creating marketable book proposals
  • Writing magazine and web features
EDITORS KNOW ME FOR:
  • Managing major book crashes
  • Crafting evocative plot lines
  • Making projects enjoyable
  • Meeting impossible deadlines
  • Delivering clean manuscripts
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Michelle@MichelleBurford.com

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