About Taylor Devarie

Hi there! Antelope Valley-born and San Fernando Valley-raised, I spent my adolescence “Hooked on Phonics”—and my early interest in language arts developed into an obsession with language and written communication. I studied Japanese and Linguistics for 3 years at UC Davis and ended up graduating in 2012 with a BA in English (Literature, Criticism, and Theory emphasis).

Writing and editing professionally since then, I’ve amassed publishing and quality control experience in a diverse range of industries—from universities and nonprofits (UC Berkeley, Center for Transformative Change), to startups and individual clients (Rinse, SCLeccentric). My diverse editing interests are driven by one insatiable urge: to act as a tool for positive change by facilitating our communication, transmission of knowledge and holistic comprehension of complex concepts in a world where we seem to make less and less time to ‘find a difference that makes the real difference’.

I currently work two jobs: one as part-time resident manager with Meridian Management Group in Oakland, and another as full-time Operations Associate at PeerJ. I’ve also written/edited for Soul Doctors, The Karmic Press, Green Diamond Stonewool and Center for Transformative Change.

In my spare time, I’m either learning something new about living with a TBI, the arts of language & communication, mushrooms & mycology or knitting. I especially like snapping shots of mushrooms (check out my IG for ‘shroom pics).

Thanks so much for taking time out to peruse my page; it means a lot to me! If you want to check out what I’m saying elsewhere, you can find me on the following social media sites (very intermittently as of 2017, but things will pick up as I settle into new life developments! Get ready 2019!):
Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest: @tjdevarie

Tumblr: Permasteady

More to come!




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