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, including web content, marketing, and branding material. She also specializes in writing for Christian audiences and ministries. Devon is diligent and reliable in her work as an editor and personable, dependable, and respectful in her professional relationships.
Though Devon currently resides in the United Kingdom, she is a native of Boston, USA, and as such, is proficient in both American and British English.
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
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.
Masters of Arts and Theology
2009 - 2011
Bachelor of Arts, English Language & Lit, Writing
2002 - 2006
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 clients; acting as primary copy editor for Judson's websites.
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 math, art, history, reading & writing; taught after school creative writing and test skills with self-designed curriculum
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 their skills and interests; planned, organized, and marketed Church events, gatherings, and adult education programs
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 assistant to mother who worked as an artist
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 a fast-paced, energetic environment; was offered full-time position at end of internship, but turned it down to finish school