Hakeela Buford

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Keela Buford is a content strategist, editor, and author. Her work has included contributions to many media outlets and online publications such as The Jar Store, Nexus Radio, Valnet, Capital One, and more.


  • Keela began writing for The Spruce in May 2021.
  • She has a B.A. in Communications.
  • She has written about and edited content on home DIY, finance, health, not-for-profit, education, consumer goods, entertainment, crafts, and beauty for many online publications such as The Jar Store, Valnet, Nexus Radio, and Gluten Intolerance Group.


After getting her start in writing as an editorial intern for an online literary organization called Silver Pen, Inc., Keela went on to work as a brand partnerships associate and copyeditor for Capital One as a client through a creative staffing agency. Since 2014, for nearly 10 years, she has explored many fields from e-commerce to media with many online publications such as Valnet, Gluten Intolerance Group, and Nexus Radio. When she's not editing and content strategizing, you can find her authoring print media and books through her company AF.FORD MEDIA, LLC where she has recently published her first work and has a first novel, Pride, and Joy (yes, that comma is intentional) set for an August 1, 2022 release.

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Keela has a B.A. in Communications.

Expertise: Home DIY and Products
Education: Governors State University
Location: Illinois
Title: Home DIY Editor

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce reaches 32 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy advice by certified experts for your home and garden.