Prominent Authors


How Not To Die

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease


by Michael Greger, M.D. with Gene Stone (Flatiron Books, 2015). In this New York Times bestseller, a doctor explains how changing our diet can change our health. Copy editing. 

Emerging Writers


Ghostwritten Columns


"Retaining a Robust STEM Workforce: Beyond Best Practices"


by Donna Dean and Janet Koster (Elsevier, 2014). This 224-page book, assembled by leaders from the Association for Women in Science, offers research- based insights on work-life satisfaction. Developmental editing and line editing.​

"Agriculture and the Law: A Guide to Pennsylvania's Agricultural Laws and Regulations for Farmers and Their Neighbors"


by PennFuture (December 2011). The 50-page guide focuses on problems and solutions around "factory farming." Line editing and copy editing; coordinating design and production.​

EGA Journal


I top-edited the Environmental Grantmakers Association's 40-page, semi-annual member magazine from fall 2006 to fall 2009, including planning contents, assigning and editing stories, writing news items, coordinating design and production, and proofreading. 


"Minding the Gap" (Fall 2009)



Recent News & Features

Shale Reporter Columns

"Edible Landscapes"*

 American Forests  (Winter/11). 

Selected for “Best of American Forests” collection

"Power to the People" 

The Daily Climate (12/10)


Old Favorites

Extra Magazine

"Pulp Facts: Paper, Pollution, and the Press"*

Winner, honorable mention, Project Censored

"Making the Invisible Visible: Antipoverty Activists Working to Make Their Own Media"*

"Desperately Seeking Difference"*

republished as a chapter in the book Male/Female Roles: Opposing Viewpoints

Forks Over Knives
Finding The Next Steve Jobs
Secrets Of People Who Never Get Sick

Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health


by Gene Stone (The Experiment, 2011). New York Times bestselling companion to the film on the health benefits of a vegan diet. Line editing.

Finding the Next Steve Jobs


by Atari and Chuck E. Cheese founder Nolan Bushnell (NetMinds, 2013). Unexpected ways to find outstanding employees. Line editing.

The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick


by Gene Stone (Workman, 2010).The scientific basis behind unusual health remedies. Research, interviewing, drafting a chapter, line editing, fact checking.


On Becoming Fearless

On Becoming Fearless…In Love, Work, and Life


by Arianna Huffington (Little, Brown, 2006).  How women can overcome self-doubt in all areas of life. Research, developmental editing, chapter drafting, fact checking, proofreading.

Dearest Ones At Home

Dearest Ones at Home: Clara Taylor’s Letters from Russia, 1917-1919


by Katrina Maloney & Patricia M. Maloney (SheWrites Press, 2014). The Russian Revolution through the eyes of a YWCA organizer working in country. Developmental editing. 

Hudson Run
Don't Let Anyone Take Your Joy Away

Hudson Run


by J.E. Kross (Create Space, 2012). A mystery-thriller with humor, set on the railroad. Developmental and line editing.  The novel has been optioned for film.

Don't Let Anyone Take Your Joy Away


by Stanley Glenn (iUniverse, 2006). A professional sports memoir set in a segregated era. Developmental editing, interviewing, ghostwriting.

A rotating selection of more recent articles and old favorites from the ‘00s, ‘90s, and ‘80s. Links with a * originally appeared in print.​

Shale Reporter Columns

Recent Cover Stories

Natural Gas and the News

"Overlooking Evidence"*

Extra! (3/09)

Overlooking Evidence
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E The Environmental Magazine
E The Environmental Magazine


A small selection of recent books to which I contributed.

A collection of recent nonprofit content in a variety of genres.

Miranda C. Spencer

Freelance Writer & Editor

Miranda C. Spencer - Freelance Writer & Editor

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