Hey, I'm Jeda. I'm a Scottish writer & poet.

I'm also a copywriter and an editor and I love helping build community platforms.

Inspiration for my stories and poems comes from many places…

  • The musicality of my family’s shared languages, Scots, Geordie, Jamaican Patios
  • Science fiction, the fantastical, surreal, eccentric, weird and unexpected
  • Superstitions, folklore and unsettling, twisted fairytales
  • Untold and hidden histories
  • Characters from underrepresented communities
  • Life in all its rough & tough edges, incredible beauty and everything in between
  • The wilds of parenthood
  • Creativity in all its forms - art, illustration, design, dance, music - and so many amazing writers…

Available Anthologies

'When Cocoa Ripe It Must Bust', shortlisted for the Cambridge Short Story Prize 2018 and published in Make a Wish, Keep the Wish Secret, by TSS Publishing (2019) - buy here.

'Lashed to this Unseelie Court, since 1655' and 'The Witching Hour', published in Ceremony, by Tapsalteerie Press (2019) - buy here.

'The Thaw' and 'Tempest', published in Multiverse – New International Science Fiction Poetry, by Shoreline of Infinity - buy here.


Contact me for readings, creative collaborations or my writing CV.

Jeda Pearl, Writer + Poet, Editor, Story Navigator {Official Bio}

Jeda Pearl (she/her) is a Scottish writer & poet. She writes literary and cross-genre fiction, blending sci-fi, folkloric fantasy and historical elements. Inspired by her Jamaican and Geordie-Scottish heritage, Jeda's work often explores the intersections of identity, belonging, secrecy and survival and she loves playing with the languages of her ancestral islands.

In 2019, Jeda was awarded Cove Park’s Scottish Emerging Writer Residency and shortlisted for the Moniack Mohr Emerging Writer Bridge Awards and, in 2018, was selected for Written & Arvon’s first BAME writers course. She's Contributing Editor for The Selkie member of the Writers of Colour Group at the Scottish Poetry Library and a Programme Manager (Writer Development & Communications) for the Scottish BAME Writers Network.

Jeda is a Cambridge Short Story, Momaya Press, Yellow Room and Words with Jam short story finalist. Her poems and short stories appear in anthologies published by TSS Publishing, Tapsalteerie Press and Shoreline of Infinity and she's working on her first novel.

Find Jeda online @jedapearl (expect posts & chat about being disabled, chronically ill, a womxn of colour, motherhood, creativity and, of course, writing.)


Copywriter & Digital Marketing Specialist based in Edinburgh, Scotland

Jeda's current portfolio includes:

Since 2007, Jeda has worked with award-winning businesses including, Dance For All college and school, Danielle Zeigler SEO specialist, A Moment’s Peace theatre production company, several fitness companies, Kadence music artist management, No Pink Please unisex children’s retailer, and Studio MacLean interior designers.

Jeda has a First Class Honours degree in textiles from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee and her first business, Velvet Boutique (2004 - 2010), was shortlisted national awards and described by magazine editor Tina Rose, as 'far ahead of its time… the first and one of the best'. While building Scotland’s platform for over 100 emerging & innovative designer-makers, Jeda worked on events and ecommerce; consultancy projects with Scottish Enterprise Textiles incl Scottish Textiles Design Network, London Fashion Forum, Fashion Advisory Board; and collaborations with The Lighthouse including exhibition INSIDE/OUT; Buy Designer Marketplace and the Six Cities Design Festival.

Are you a progressive, creative organisation or business? Find out if Jeda is available for copywriting, editing, digital marketing or content strategy:

Email jeda [at] jedapearl.com

Client love

"You've done an amazing job - far surpassed my expectations and have provided such incredible copy! You made the experience amazing!"  

- Kristy Gostelow, Kadence Group

"Jeda's an excellent communicator and empathetic listener – ensuring your business needs are met from all angles. I recommend Jeda wholeheartedly."  

- Victoria Handley, No Pink Please

"Jeda feels like a partner in my business. She genuinely cares about the success of her clients and she goes above and beyond to add value (for you and your clients). 

- Danielle Zeigler, SEO Specialist + Digital Strategist 

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