Miranda is, in a word, awesome.
Miranda became the Lead Writer for Search Engine Watch (SEW) in August 2011 and it quickly become apparent she was extremely dedicated and talented. In her role, Miranda consistently and masterfully turned simple, basic news assignments into something smart, detailed, incisive, and insightful. She also wrote several popular posts that provided marketers with tips on how to improve their websites and marketing.
She would constantly take on extra work when she could, was excellent at meeting deadlines, and delivered near-flawless copy consistently, sometimes under tight pressure of deadlines due to breaking news. Along with SEW Director Jonathan Allen and myself, Miranda played a key role in shaping SEW's news agenda and editorial direction – and she also occasionally provided editing help.
In 2012, Miranda was the most read writer on SEW, writing 5 of the top 10 most-viewed SEW news stories. Though she is no longer a member of SEW staff, she continued contributing to SEW. One of her posts is currently on pace to be the most viewed post of 2013.
In addition, Miranda also helped SEW forge and strengthen connections with key figures and companies within the industry, and represented SEW at major industry conferences and events, such as SES New York, SES Toronto, SES San Francisco, and SES Chicago. She also co-hosted, organized, and helped launch a popular SEW Internet radio show.
Bottom line: I can't in good conscience recommend anyone more highly than Miranda.