The following excerpt from a Fredrick Douglass biography showcases proper biography format: "In 1838, the primary political issue in Baltimore, Maryland, was slavery. Frederick Douglass was a slave in Baltimore, but he was determined not to stay one. It was just a matter of time before he would escape."
Biographies are also utilized for professional purposes. Such a biographical statement goes well on a company website, in a blurb at the bottom of an article or in any other circumstance in which one needs to provide a small amount of personal information and highlight certain achievements. The following is an example of a professional biographical statement: "Jane Smith is Associate Provost of International Affairs at Sample University. She is also director of the international studies program."