Who we are

Robin Miner-Swartz



Robin Miner-Swartz has equal passion for AP style, problem-solving and trivia — sometimes all at the same time. As an editor for Piper & Gold Public Relations, she is dedicated to cleaning up and clearing up copy in all its forms — from sharp social media posts to persuasive op-eds to heart-tugging stories — to simplify and amplify clients’ messages.

Robin has more than two decades of experience in journalism and community philanthropy. She’s merged those skills into her own business, Miner-Swartz Editing and Consulting, where her definition of big fun is planning strategic content, coaching writers and editing, editing, editing.

She’s developed and written editorial content for a broad range of publications, ensuring they advance the work of the organizations, and works with nonprofit leaders helping them become better storytellers. She has a bachelor’s in journalism with a minor in film studies from Michigan State University.

Robin lives in Lansing with her endlessly handy wife, Betsy, and their ridiculous Chihuahuas. They are fiercely dedicated fans of both MSU Women’s Basketball and Wharton Center for Performing Arts. But their hearts are happiest when they’re in northern Michigan, floating on their pontoon on Sage Lake.


  • Earned a national specialty reporting award from Gannett News Service for a series examining the state of the arts in Lansing.

  • Created magazine-style publications for the Capital Region Community Foundation to highlight annual impact and youth philanthropy in the region; won PACE awards for both efforts.

  • Founding board member of Lansing’s first business incubator, which launched 30 businesses in three years, generating more than $5 million in revenue – including Piper & Gold!