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'm currently based in Providence, Rhode Island, about an hour from Boston. But soon, after a lifetime as a "city mouse," I will be relocating to rural New Hampshire. Just in time to watch the 2020 election heat up! Have ticket, will travel.
II haven't updated my site in a while because as of July 2019, I've been working on staff as an editor and contributing writer at the webzine Mad In America. (I had been freelancing as Parent Resources Editor there since November 2018.) In this role, I'm using all of my journalism and communications skills and developing new ones, including launching MIA's Mad in the Family podcast and its Media Watch department. It's very rewarding...and I am still available for outside assignments part of the week.
A number of books I worked on in 2018 and 2019 are finally in production or have been published. Check my Book Editing tab for updates.
To check out other recent projects, click on one of the services below.
Mad in America, August 19, 2019
Journalists have called the candidate's comments on depression dangerous and irresponsible. A closer look reveals that her "opinions" on mental health treatment are more in line with the science, and that the know-it-all assertions by Anderson Cooper and colleagues are belied by it.
Rescue Dogs: Where They Come From, Why They Act the Way They Do, and How to Love Them Well by Gene Stone and Pete Paxton (Penguin Random House, 2019)
Far too many people think rescue dogs have irredeemable anxieties, behavior issues, or other problems. In truth, rescue dogs can--and do--become wonderful companions. This groundbreaking book will help readers understand these dogs' unique ways of thinking, learning, and loving, and leaves no questions unanswered about the plight of dogs commercially bred in the United States--and what every dog lover can do about it.
I edited several chapters of the manuscript.
"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