by Nathan Runkle with Gene Stone (Avery [an imprint of Penguin], 2017)
A look at animal welfare and factory farming in the United States from the founder of Mercy For Animals, an international organization dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.
I contributed research and performed develop-mental editing and line editing on several iterations of the manuscript.
I am a manuscript midwife who helps publishers and individuals turn ideas and text into marketable books.
As a writer myself, I understand that your book is your baby. Whether you are a first-timer or a best-selling author, I can provide the level of editorial assistance you require—from simple copy editing to developmental editing, from coaching to ghosting. Whether you present me with a bunch of notes in a folder, a completed manuscript, or something in between, I strive to create an atmosphere of mutual trust and collaboration beginning to end – not only so your project is a success, but also so you’ll think of me when you plan your next book.
Books are in my blood: My father, Paul H. Spencer, was a noted essayist on science fiction and fantasy literature who made his living as an editor for the educational publisher Prentice-Hall. I cut my own editing teeth at P-H, first as an assistant in the college textbook division and then as an advertising copywriter in the trade book division.
I’ve been a freelance copy editor and proofreader for major book publishers including Prentice-Hall, Simon & Schuster, and St. Martin’s Press, among others, working on countless fiction and nonfiction titles in all genres. My stints as a staff editor at The Nation and A&E’s Biography Magazine helped prepare me to take on the more substantial, collaborative editorial role I now play for authors.
My clients have included SheWrites Press and prominent authors including Arianna Huffington, Gene Stone, Tim Sanders, and Laura Pedersen. I’m also proud to have ghostwritten a memoir for the late Stanley Glenn, then one of the last living players from the era of Negro League Baseball.
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Miranda C. Spencer
Freelance Writer & Editor