Kate Buford &
With 40 years of combined experience in the publishing world, BIOGRAPHY BY DESIGN co-founders Kate Buford and Abigail Santamaria are the first team of commercial biographers to offer their expertise to private clients.
Pioneer of Post-War Indian CinemaPROJECT: A biography of a pioneer of post-war Indian cinema SERVICES: Draft manuscript review; developmental editing; agent research
Bostonian Patriarch and RestauranteurPROJECT: A biography of a Boston area restaurateur and patriarch SERVICES: Research, interviewing, editing, book production
Hollywood ActorPROJECT: A memoir of a Hollywood, TV and Broadway actor SERVICES: Structural and developmental review of manuscript
Salsa DancingPROJECT: A memoir of love and longing through salsa dancing SERVICES: Research, interviewing, editing
United States Disability Rights SpokesmanPROJECT: A memoir of a leader in U.S. national disability rights SERVICES:
What Our Clients Are Saying
MARY ROSS FISHER
The Making of a Community: The Story of Sabot Hill, privately printed history.
"I asked BBD to write a small history of family-held property in Virginia which we developed into a true, cohesive community of people who shared our values and vision. The resulting monograph was exactly what I had hoped it would be. Kate did a perfect job in capturing the motives and feelings that are wound up in the planning and development of Sabot Hill. It couldn't have been any better."
Author of a Grandson's Story: Beatrice, Nebraska 1977
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New York, NY
"For our NYC real estate firm Biography by Design did a lively historical summary of each of the city's architectural periods, as well as a contemporary descriptive survey of currently
popular Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods. They also wrote a number of bios of our team. in each case taking a lifetime of work history and distilling it into 150
beautifully written, thoughtful words that captured the story of each agent.
Author of Sully's Squad (forthcoming)
"I always thought I had a story to tell. With Abby's guidance, my hunch was confirmed and the resulting story is much stronger than I could have ever imagined. I could not have
completed this project without Biography by Design"
"My wife and I are amazed at how great the process has been for me, and by extension, for her. By looking back, I have been able to make sense of my past. The process of writing my life
story, so ably aided and quided by Abby Santamaria, has given me the ability to move forward in exciting ways that I never thought possible. I am feeling more free and more empowered
to live my life as it was meant to be"