Who We Are

 
Jaclyn DeVore, Owner & Editor in Chief of DeVore Editorial.  Photo by  Jose Lopez Jr. Photography .

Jaclyn DeVore, Owner & Editor in Chief of DeVore Editorial.
Photo by Jose Lopez Jr. Photography.

We believe editing is a high calling and a career of service.
— DeVore Editorial Collective

Jaclyn DeVore

Editor in Chief

With the ear of a trained therapist and the eye of an experienced editor, Jaclyn DeVore promises to help your writing shine.

She has 14 years of diverse, professional editing experience and loves to help people through the process of bringing their writing to its highest potential.

Jaclyn holds an Associate of Arts degree in English Composition from Florida State University, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy, and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. She also worked as a graduate research and teaching assistant at the McGovern Brain Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University, where she studied language and visual processing, urban policy and design, and the human stress response. Over the decade that Jaclyn pursued advanced education, she also served in a number of editorial roles—from working on the school paper to managing an academic journal.

After collecting a handful of degrees and working as a trauma therapist, Jaclyn decided to accept that she was born to be a full-time editor. She started DeVore Editorial, home of Manuscript Therapy℠, her proven process for better editing that combined her expertise as both an editor and a therapist.

When she’s not editing (or reading or writing, usually about editing), Jaclyn is hanging out with her family, practicing Ashtanga yoga, or doing crossword puzzles.

Though her clients and their works are contractually confidential, you can read select testimonials here.

To set up a time to work with Jaclyn on your writing project, email her at jaclyn@devoreeditorial.com.


Angela Houston, Fiction Copyeditor of DeVore Editorial

Angela Houston, Fiction Copyeditor of DeVore Editorial

Angela Houston

Fiction Copyeditor

Angela Houston is a writer, reader, and freelance editor based outside of Saint Louis, Missouri. A fiction editor specializing in submission-ready manuscript editing, she has spent her professional life preparing and polishing works of art for the wonderful world of publication. Her focus is on bringing joy through the written word, supporting authors who desire to publish their novels, and empowering the wordsmith community.

Angela graduated cum laude from Greenville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication: Public Relations, and is a proud graduating member of the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association. She is a current member of the Saint Louis Writers Guild and the Editorial Freelancers Association and a PRO member of the Romance Writers of America.

When she isn't working with words in her various capacities, she enjoys hiking and yoga, movie nights with her family, and traveling across the United States. However, her dream is to one day visit Ireland, though she admits it could easily become a one-way trip.

She can frequently be found drinking coffee and writing at various cafes, as she fully believes in the power of caffeine-fueled inspiration.


Alyssa Dannaker, Editorial Assistant of DeVore Editorial

Alyssa Dannaker, Editorial Assistant of DeVore Editorial

Alyssa Dannaker

Editorial Assistant

Alyssa Dannaker is a strategic copywriter, editor, and marketer with three years of writing and project management experience in the marketing and nonprofit industries. She has worked on a wide variety of projects for small and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurs.

Alyssa graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She is a current member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and has also completed continuing education courses with both the Editorial Freelancers Association and the ACES Poynter Institute.

Alyssa often struggles with tsundoku, taking pride in her teetering stacks of grammar and nonfiction books. When she’s not helping creative people share authentic stories, she spends time watching indie films and searching for new vegan restaurants.

Alyssa lives in Pennsylvania with her boyfriend, Corey, and his dog, Cooper.

 

Kerri Olson, Editorial Assistant of DeVore Editorial

Kerri Olson, Editorial Assistant of DeVore Editorial

Kerri Olson

Editorial Assistant

Kerri Olson is a former English teacher who specializes in editing creative nonfiction, self-help, and fiction (especially fantasy). She has several years’ experience writing and editing marketing materials for small businesses.

Kerri graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She was the president of the English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta, and wrote and edited for the university newspaper, The Vanguard.

When she’s not editing a manuscript, Kerri can be found hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, drinking coffee, or cooking up something delicious. Her favorite time of any day is when she’s curled up in bed with a good book.

Kerri lives in Colorado with her husband, Jason, her daughter, Leila, and her dog, Charlie.