About Taylor Devarie

Hi there! Antelope Valley-born and San Fernando Valley-raised, I spent my adolescence “Hooked on Phonics.” This early interest in language arts developed into an obsession with language and written communication, and I studied Japanese and Linguistics for 3 years at UC Davis before I gave up on trying to be asian, graduating in 2012 with a BA in English (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 corporations, universities and nonprofits (Meridian Management Group, UC Berkeley, Center for Transformative Change), to startups, small businesses and individual clients (Rinse, GDstonewool, 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’. We can only make real difference when we are not xenophobic, that is, when we force ourselves to be curious.

Learning (the step after curiosity) takes time – and we need to be more patient when learning about others.

I currently work as a part-time resident manager with Meridian Management Group in Oakland and write/edit freelance. I’ve also written/edited for Soul Doctors, The Karmic Press, Internet Marketing Footprints and the 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

More to come!




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