Jermall K

Washington DC, United States

“Effective communication, especially writing, entails understanding your audience.”

Specialist subjects:

Creative Writing Criminology Fiction Film Studies History Human Rights International Relations Law Politics Public Policy


JD Law

Georgetown University Law Center


Favorite referencing style

APA and Bluebook are my favorite referencing styles because they are the ones that I use most frequently.

Why I became an editor

I clerked for a judge after law school and came out with a passion for writing and editing. I always loved fantasy novels and graphic novels as a reader, but the skills I developed convinced me that I could become a creator and help others tell their stories. My writing skills from law school and my clerkship made it clear that I could proofread and edit broader categories of work as well. Editing is my passion, and I hope to use it to help others create their best work.

Background and experience

In my clerkship, I frequently wrote, proofread, and edited judicial orders in complex criminal, civil, and family cases. This work normally involved reading hundreds of documents per case. I also run a role-playing game with a group of four players. As the game runner, I write fantasy settings and assist my players in developing their characters, arcs, and plot points.

Why I love proofreading and editing

We all can get excited when trying to communicate a subject we enjoy, and our message might get lost for our audience. I love assisting someone to retrieve their perfect story or convey their perfect message through that fog. I especially enjoy proofreading and editing fictional stories or non-fiction regarding politics, history, and law. My skills and experience lend themselves best to fiction, academic writing, and business writing.

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Favorite book:

My favorite book is actually a comic book: Mister Miracle by Tom King. King takes the most fantastical set of characters in the DC Comics Universe and tells a story about romance and PTSD.


When I'm not proofreading, I'm either at the park hanging out with friends or reading, at the movies, designing costumes for conventions, or hiking.

Editing tips:

I’ll skim through the document to understand the author’s message and personal voice. Once I finish, I begin proofreading and editing with those larger ideas in mind.

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