Hakeela Buford

Keela Buford Quality Team Editor

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


  • Keela began writing for The Spruce Pets in May 2021.
  • She has a B.A. in Communications.
  • She has written about and edited content on finance, health, not-for-profit, education, consumer goods, entertainment, crafts, and beauty for many online publications such as 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 and volunteering at animal rescue centers, 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) that will release on August 1, 2022.

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Keela has a B.A. in Communications.

Expertise: E-Commerce Products
Title: E-Commerce Editor
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