• Writing

  • Editing

  • Communications


All the best words

Custom site development from soup to nuts

Marketing collateral
Brochures, sell sheets, newsletters, advertising

Nonprofit communications
Social media management, fundraising appeals, newsletters, print collateral, annual reports

Manuscript development

Substantive editorial, copyediting, ghostwriting

B2B tools
Concept papers, business cases




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What's your story?

Welcome to Pen and Press, the word-filled home of Miranda Hersey, writer, editor, and author. I work with nonprofits and small businesses to create communications tools that work. 



Miranda Hersey

I am a writer, editor, author, and storyteller. For more than two decades, I have worked with nonprofits and small businesses to craft compelling content and marketing collateral. I've served as managing editor for clients in parenting media, health care, academia, and online retail. I also publish under my own byline.

My work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston Globe MagazineWild Apples, Sun Magazine, and Bay Area Parent, among other print and online publications. Shortlisted for the Raymond Carver Short Fiction Award, in 2018 I was a finalist in the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Contest and the Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards Competition. In 2019, I won the Rilla Askew Short Fiction Prize.


​I am the author of three illustrated life-design journals, Life By DesignThe Power of Quiet, and Press Pause, as well as the forthcoming Midnight Meditations for Moms (April 2021), all published by Castle Point Books/St. Martin's Press.


I live on an island in the Puget Sound, happily overrun with books and animals.