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.


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 has also completed continuing education courses with the ACES Poynter Institute and the Editorial Freelancers Association.

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.