"There can always be another draft."

Jordan Merica (she/they) is a former university-level writing tutor who bounced around strange jobs for a few years post-college before deciding to branch out into freelance sensitivity reading, editing, and hosting writing workshops. It was there Jordan fell in love with the timelines and stories of her own peoples, who always seemed to be extracurricular options.

Jordan is an Afro-Indigenous farmer, using their lineage as a Black Cherokee Freedmen descendant to guide her land stewardship practices and community goals. Jordan’s particular skill-set is being able to recentering worldviews to encompass Black and Indigenous perspectives naturally, rather than as a last-minute thought. Through research, and storytelling more literature can be made for People of Color in contemporary light, rather than about us as old timey stereotypes.

Everyone has a story to tell, and that writing is a practice that all people should have access to and encouragement to pursue. Jordan encourages authors to think of Sensitivity Reading/Editing as a conversation between the Reader and Author on how to make their work stronger without relying on outdated ideologies. As a writer, they understand how intimate creation can be and wants to be supportive rather than critical about sensitive dialogues.

  Sensitivity / Expert

  • Black Native/Afro-Indigenous Experiences
  • Critical Race Theory Research & Editing
  • Neurodivergence & Trauma Recovery: ADHD and CPTSD
  • Queer BIPOC Experiences
  • Black & Indigenous Womanist Theories
  • Indigenous Land Stewardship
  • Histories outside of White/Eurocentric Timelines
  • Decolonization of Museums and Anthropological Studies
  • Appalachian Environmental Justice & Rural Resistance

 Preferred Genres

Scifi  Fantasy  Graphic novels  Memoirs  Historical Fiction  Sci-Fi  Fantasy  Short Stories  Poetry  Afro-Futurism  Indigenous-Futurism  Plays 

 Avoided Genres

None!


What Clients Say

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We worked with both Neha and Jordan, who were incredibly helpful. We would work with them again in a heartbeat.

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Insightful, communicative, efficient, and exactly the perspective we were hoping to find with a Sensitivity Reader!



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