Jordan Merica 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 and editing and hosting writing workshops. Most recently developing their skills set for Critical Race Theory editing for both literature and educational materials. Jordan is Afro-Indigenous and a reconnecting Black Cherokee Freedmen. You can catch them anywhere at any time, as she is also prone to taking off on epic adventures and flights of fancy—a lover of the wilderness, their people, traditional arts, and Land Stewardship. Jordan spends a lot of time cultivating their farm into a future food forest and relearning traditional crafts/art forms. Jordan also makes Indie Podcasts, the first of which is Rambler about traveling as a Black Native femme. Most recently producing Black Ndn Tea, a pop culture review podcast from the Indigenous diaspora, chatting about movies, tv shows, and trends.
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Reading/Editing as a conversation between the Reader and Author on how to make their work stronger without relying on outdated ideologies.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, Jordan understands 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
Scifi Fantasy Graphic novels Memoirs Historical Fiction Sci-Fi Fantasy Short Stories Poetry Afro-Futurism Indigenous-Futurism Plays
What Clients Say
Two English lads writing about the American west could easily fall into all sorts of cliches and traps, but Jordan has been a guiding light for us, commenting kindly on our manuscript and giving is useful links to further reading and viewing (not just for us but to share with our own readers. She also recognised a dilemma I had which I had not included in the manuscript (because I was having a dilemma about it) and unprompted offered really clear advice on how to approach it. Would we come back to Jordan again? You bet!