Miranda C. Spencer

Independent Journalist & Editorial Consultant


Miranda C. Spencer

I'm a journalist and book editor who offers a nose for news, an ear for language, and an eye for detail gleaned from 30 years of eclectic publishing experience.  My business provides writing and editing services to news media, publishers, and individuals. Together, we produce projects with purpose, power, and personality.

I've recently relocated to bonny Providence, Rhode Island. Have ticket, will travel.


What's New?

This fall, an article about Doctors Without Borders that I wrote for Biography magazine in 2000 will be a course reading in a poli sci class at the University of Nebraska-Kearney!

* Why does the medical journal The Lancet consider climate change both the “biggest global health threat” and the “greatest global health opportunity” of the 21st century?  Find out soon, when a well-known international service organization publishes my latest feature. (Details confidential for now.)

To check out other recent projects, click on one of the services below.

Miranda Spencer, writer & editor

Miranda Spencer, writer & editor


Miranda C. Spencer - Call Them by Their Names

Latest Work

"Call Them by Their Names" (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, 5/18/18)

This "hot take" explores the major mainstream media's tendency to protect white people's identities when reporting on recent racial bias incidents, and recommends a more thorough approach to covering these issues.

(The story has been reprinted at Salon and AlterNet and was discussed in an article in  Washington Monthly.  On May 21, I was interviewed about the piece on radio station WVON's "Afternoons with Cliff Kelley." )

Book Editing

Miranda C. Spencer - Book Editing - Mercy for Animals

Latest Work

Mercy for Animals: One Man's Quest to Inspire Compassion and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals  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 developmental editing and line editing on several iterations of the manuscript.

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"Miranda can always be counted on for insightful, accurate and challenging copy --meaning she's an editor's dream. Miranda is a sharp analyst and a seasoned journalist with a unique voice."

Jennifer Pozner, Executive Director & Founder, Women In Media & News (WIMN) 


“I have hired Miranda countless times to edit books as well as magazine articles and other works–-she is the best freelance editor I know of, and I hope to work with her again–often.”

Gene Stone, author of 40 books

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Miranda C. Spencer

Email: mirandacspencer@gmail.com

Call or Text: 267-258-3328

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