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  Name:   Ms. Michelle Burford
Month: March 2016
Schools: Harvard Ed.M 2007
Biola University BA 1994
Organization: Michelle Burford Editorial Services LLC
Title: New York Times Bestselling Ghostwriter

Michelle Burford is a Harvard-trained journalist, a seasoned book collaborator, and the founding Senior Editor of The Oprah Magazine. She has co-authored three New York Times bestsellers.

Michelle has written memoirs on behalf of Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas; legendary vocalist Toni Braxton; TED speaker and Paralympic snowboard champion Amy Purdy; and Cleveland survivor Michelle Knight, who was kidnapped and brutalized by Ariel Castro.

During her 20-year career, Michelle's work has taken her to more than 35 countries on six continents. She has lived with a Moroccan family; trekked across the Sahara by camel; co-written a travel guidebook on Greece; and sat down with President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan.

Michelle grew up in Phoenix as the second of nine children. She holds a master's degree in educational psychology from Harvard, and she has studied at Oxford, The Sorbonne, and The Radcliffe Publishing Course. She is currently based in Manhattan. To read more about Michelle's experience and editorial work, visit



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