Work with us

If you’re passionate about history and historical fiction, have something to offer, and want to be part of a growing business, then we would love to hear from you. Specific opportunities are listed below. All positions are offered on a freelance basis unless otherwise stated. All positions are advertised on a rolling basis (i.e. there is no application deadline) unless otherwise stated. You must be a UK resident in order to apply.

To enquire about a position, email enquiries@thehistoryquill.com. In your email, tell us a bit about yourself, why you’re interested in the position, and your experience and educational background.

Copy-editors and proofreaders

We’re looking for copy-editors and proofreaders to work with us on client projects. In these roles, we value a sharp eye, experience, and an exceptional command of grammar. Fees are 72.5% of the total fee we charge to the client.

Blog post writers

We pay between £60 and £90 GBP for blog posts, depending on length. We like posts on writing craft (both general and geared towards historical fiction), historical topics that are useful for writers, and listicles focused on historical fiction subgenres (e.g. ‘Top 20 WW2 historical fiction books’). To pitch us a blog post, use the email address above. Tell us your proposed blog post title, and include a short paragraph or bullet points explaining the idea in more detail. You must have previous experience of writing blog posts (please include links to samples).

Book reviewers

We’re looking for freelance historical fiction book reviewers. We will supply you with historical fiction books to read and review, at a frequency that suits you, and pay £50 for each completed 300–400 word review. Authors, editors, book bloggers, and other experienced book reviewers are encouraged to apply via the email address above. In your email, please outline your experience and any particular subgenre interests.