Better Editors is an organization by DeVore Editorial. We’re dedicated to ushering in a new era of editing in which editors are seen and behave as allies rather than adversaries of writers—an era in which listening skills are as important as grammar.

We are here to recast the editor–writer relationship as a partnership between equals and encourage editors to practice unconditional positive regard for their clients and their manuscripts.

We’re building a library of resources for other professionals who would like to become better editors by brushing up on their hard editing skills as well as by developing softer and less tangible, but equally essential, skills in self-care, client relationships, and community connection.

Core Values of Better Editors:

  • Compassion

  • Competence

  • Respect

  • Encouragement

  • Positivity

Contact & Involvement

If you’d like to find out more about Better Editors or would like to join our movement, email us at