Prominent Authors


How Not To Die

The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Live Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen


by Gene Stone (HarperCollins, 2017). A Los Angeles Times best seller! Publishers Weekly calls the book "a comprehensive guide for Americans who want to push back against the Trump agenda." I researched and wrote the chapter on women's rights, helped recruit co-writers and fact checkers, and performed line editing and copy editing for the entire manuscript. 

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

"Low-Carbon Cement Paves a Development Path" 

(The Daily Climate, 1/12) 


"Edible Landscapes"*

 (American Forests, 


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

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

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. 

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. 

Don't Let Anyone Take Your Joy Away

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 pieces 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

"Natural Gas and the News"*

(Extra!, 2/12)

"Overlooking Evidence"*

(Extra!, 3/09)

Overlooking Evidence
E The Environmental Magazine
E The Environmental Magazine
E The Environmental Magazine


"Funders Challenge Climate Change" (Spring 2008)

In addition to all editorial and management tasks performed above, I also wrote the issue's cover story.

I have extensive experience as a content creator and editor for nonprofit organizations. As of 2018, I am no longer taking on new clients in this arena. Below are some samples from the past decade.

Below is a small sampling of my work. Please scroll down to view Book Editing and Nonprofit Communications sections. If you'd like to see my latest articles or book, click on Journalism or Editing on the menu above.

How Not To Die

A small selection of work from the last decade. 

Conserving Nature in a Changing Climate: A Three-Part Guide for Land Trusts in the Northeast


by Open Space Institute and North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative (Fall 2016). I co-authored and edited this 114-page, peer-reviewed, illustrated handbook during my tenure as a full-time employee with OSI.  It explains how to use climate resilience science to protect land and wildlife.

Dearest Ones At Home

The Crossings


by J.E. Kross & D.J. Milne (Rowe Publishing, 2018). A supernatural murder mystery set on the railroad. I edited early drafts of the book.

Miranda C. Spencer

Freelance Writer & Editor

Miranda C. Spencer - Freelance Writer & Editor

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