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Devon Thornley | Elance
Last Sign-in: Mar 12, 2016

Devon Thornley

Creative & diligent with excellent writing skills
   United Kingdom
  |   Dereham, Norfolk


Minimum Hourly Rate $27

Devon Thornley is committed to delivering excellent writing and editing services on time and within an affordable budget. She is a meticulous editor, dedicated to precision and concision in her work. With an MA (Highest Honors) from Yale University, she is familiar with top current standards of academic writing, and as a copy/technical writer, she has demonstrated great skill, proficiency and reliability. While Devon's expertise is in academic and creative content, her writing and editing work has covered a variety of contexts and subjects,...

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Feb 24, 2013|E-books and Blogs|$275|Completed
Feb 2, 2013|Web Content|$13,975|Working
Dec 17, 2012|Academic Writing|$219|Completed
Nov 1, 2012|Speeches|$1,050|Working

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Example of my technical editing work for Judson Abts; first part of a multi-page...
This is the final edit for the LPA-2 Lead Inspector project. I was asked to write a...
A business venture proposal I wrote for Judson Abts, using his notes and unformatted...
Taglines project for JCADesign
Mission Statement written for Grape Escape Wine Distributors.
Resume written for client seeking employment as financial manager; produced completely...
An example of my academic editing work
An example of my own academic writing.

Skills (8)

Content Writing
Technical Writing
English Grammar
Academic Writing
English Proofreading
Grant Writing

Service Description

Devon is available for writing a variety of proofreading, editing, and copywriting work with which you might need help. Her areas of expertise include:

-developing content themes and branding
-content writing and content entry
-academic writing and proofreading
-English grammar & composition
-proposal writing and resume writing
-creative writing
-copy/technical editing

She has worked in each of these areas for a number of years, and she is familiar with all basic writing and editing software. She also has experience with CMS content entry and is especially proficient in using Tridion and Wordpress.

Past work has covered: academic editing/proofreading, creative content writing, copywriting, copyediting, technical writing, technical editing, English grammar & writing skills, British & American English content writing.

Devon has worked with various computer programs, including Microsoft Office, googledocs, Asana Project Management, Wordpress, CMS Tridion and many others. She is available for conversation by phone, email, and Skype.

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Judson Abts
Copywriter/Technical Editor
2011 - Present
Recruited for position as ongoing copywriter for private, Boston-based web developer Judson Abts; working within strict deadlines to write original copy and technical content for Judson's online...
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Copy Editing/CMS Entry
2012 - 2012
Assisted in building a large, luxury-brand hotel website. Duties included, but not limited to: basic HTML coding; content entry; web editing; SEO image tagging; web development; site checks
Yale University Peabody Museum
Childrens' Discovery Room Assistant
2009 - 2011
Supervised Discovery Room maintenance and activity; engaged with children and adults in hands-on learning environment
Park Street School
5th Grade Teaching Assistant
2008 - 2009
Worked with children in a fast-paced classroom with hands-on activities; encouraged and assisted students who required extra support; assisted lead/special teachers in curriculum design & teaching...
Church of the Advent, Boston, MA
Young Adult Relational Assistant
2008 - 2008
Elected as forerunner in a program created by Fr. Patrick Gray and Bishop Thomas Shaw; recruited young adults (20s & 30s) for service and leadership in the Church; guided young adults based on...
Kaplan Premier Test Prep & Tutoring, Waltham, MA
Private Tutor -- Reading/Writing Skills
2007 - 2008
Coached students in SAT, ISEE, ACT, and SSAT test skills with curriculum tailored to meet specific needs
Bouttier Family, Caluire-et-Cuire, France
Private Tutor/Personal Assistant
2006 - 2007
Managed household and home-schooled four children in English grammar, reading, and writing; created curriculum using literature, poetry, writing and reading exercises; Performed duties of personal...
Rockport Publishers
Copy/Design Intern
2005 - 2005
Selected as summer intern for Rockport Publishers based in Gloucester, MA; worked under two department editors (copy & design) in a small publishing firm; assisted with copy and design projects in...


Yale University
Masters of Arts and Theology
2009 - 2011
Gordon College
Bachelor of Arts, English Language & Lit, Writing
2002 - 2006
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editing & proofreading
academic writing
technical writing & entry
developing content themes
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
January 2012
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Devon Thornley