BOOK EDITING PORTFOLIO
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent News & Features
Shale Reporter Columns
"Fracking Rules: Who Decides?" (7/14)
"Fracking the Rez" (11/12)
(The Daily Climate, 1/12)
Selected for “Best of American Forests” collection
(The Daily Climate, 12/10)
Winner, honorable mention, Project Censored
"Making the Invisible Visible: Antipoverty Activists Working to Make Their Own Media"*
republished as a chapter in the book Male/Female Roles: Opposing Viewpoints
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.
by Atari and Chuck E. Cheese founder Nolan Bushnell (NetMinds, 2013). Unexpected ways to find outstanding employees. Line editing.
by Gene Stone (Workman, 2010).The scientific basis behind unusual health remedies. Research, interviewing, drafting a chapter, line editing, fact checking.
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.
by Katrina Maloney & Patricia M. Maloney (SheWrites Press, 2014). The Russian Revolution through the eyes of a YWCA organizer working in country. Developmental editing.
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.
Recent Cover Stories
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.
A small selection of work from the last decade.
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.
Two-part series: "`Don't Do It, Scotland! Fracking Warnings from Pennsylvania"(5/25/17) and "Spy Drones, Blast Zones, & Treetop Sit-Ins: Getting Fracking Gas to Scotland" (The Ferret, 7/11/17)
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