Write Your Own Bio

During her REAL SIMPLE. REAL LIFE. makeover, Peggy Normandin learned how to write her own bio. The next time you’re introducing yourself to the world―and want to put your best foot forward―try this handy fill-in-the-blank template. 

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Photo by  Jorge Colombo

[NAME] is the [PROFESSION AND TITLE]. She also [OTHER POSITIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES CURRENTLY HELD]. Over the past [NUMBER] years, she has [EXAMPLE OR EXAMPLES OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS]. Under her leadership,[CITE TOP ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND MILESTONES]. Prior to her work with [CURRENT ORGANIZATION NAME],[NAME] served as [TITLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PAST RELEVANT POSITIONS, INCLUDING ANY LINKS OR SEGUES TO THE CURRENT POSTION]. In [YEAR], the[ORGANIZATION NAME] honored her as [TITLE OF ACHIEVEMENT AND REASON]. [NAME] is a graduate of [EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION AND LOCATION] with a degree in [DEGREE NAME]. She resides in [CITY AND STATE] with her [FAMILY OR FAMILY NAMES].


Here’s a fictitious example of how the bio might look:


Alice Adams is the founder of Dog-gone Good, an online purveyor of healthy, all-natural canine treats. She also serves on the Arizona board of directors of the ASPCA. Over the past six years, she has revolutionized the world of pet treats with her fully organic and “pet-first” approach. Under her leadership, Dog-gone Good has gone from a single storefront to a thriving operation with brick-and-mortar locations throughout the Southwest, as well as an online presence that serves customers nationwide. Prior to her work with Dog-gone Good, Alice served as head pastry chef for The Bramblewood Inn and volunteered her spare time working with stray cats and dogs at local shelters, where she developed a passion for helping her four-legged friends live happier and healthier lives. In 2008, the Phoenix Fairview Country Club honored her as Conscientious Businesswoman of the Year for her outstanding commitment to the community. Alice is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, with a degree in culinary arts. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, three children, and numerous pampered pets.