Jessica Cale

Jessica is on medical leave until further notice. In the meantime, please contact us to be set up with another one of our great editors. Thank you! 


Over twenty years of freelance editing experience in magazines, newspapers, fiction, non-fiction, and blogs
Award-winning novelist familiar with all aspects of the independent publishing process
Established multi-genre freelance writer
Experience teaching writing, research, and history

Employment Summary

  • Editor/Host – Dirty Sexy History (blog and podcast)
  • Broadcast Historian – Lost Pirate Kingdom (Netflix)
  • Contributing Writer – BBC History Magazine
  • Columnist – Feedback Magazine
  • Freelance Contributor – The Observer, The Libertine Plugged In, Perfect Wedding, Buzz Magazine
  • Historical Tour Guide 
  • Associate Editor – Historical Editorial 


B.A. (Hons.) Ancient and Medieval History, Swansea University (2007)
MFA Creative and Media Writing (Distinction), Swansea University (2009)


Winner: Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Historical Romance. Tyburn, 2015 (RWA)
Second Place: Write Touch Readers’ Award, Historical Romance. Broken Things, 2017 (RWA)
RONE Nominee: Holly and Hopeful Hearts, 2017
RONE Nominee: Broken Things, 2017


Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
Desktop Publishing and Word Processing
Advanced Research
Intermediate French