Emily Osborn

Emily Osborn - Editor

Raleigh, NC, USA

Expert children's content editor specializing in fiction, non-fiction, DIY, digital, and tech-driven.

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Overview

I am a collaborative editor who has over 15 years' experience working on award-winning innovative children's content and DIY, editing books, websites, blogs, magazines, screenplays, user experience copy, as well as user interactive content.


Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Fiction
Picture Books
Works with
Wix
WordPress

Awards

  • Cynopsis Kid's Imagination Award for Best Kids 2-11 TV Special/Movie, 2013
  • Eddie Award, American Girl Magazine 2018
  • Dr. Toy Toy of the Year 2011, Interactive Storybook and Story Buddy
  • Parent's Choice Award, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Work experience

Freelance Writer/Editor/Brand Creator

Self-employed
June, 2005 – Present (over 17 years)

Wrote B2C and B2B marketing copy, taglines, brand manifestos and mission statements for both big-brand and locally-owned businesses. Served as creative content manager, project manager, and photoshoot producer. Acted as script supervisor for short films. Used content management systems (CMS). Maintained active social media presence. Wrote blogs for company websites.

Created innovative strategy and communications to enhance brands and bring new ideas to life.
Authored various gift books, children’s books, and cookbooks, highlights include Christmas Cookie Cookbook, Doll STEM [Crafts for Kids], and The Wit and “Wizdom” of The Wizard of Oz .

Writer/Editor

American Girl
July, 2014 – July, 2018 (about 4 years)

• Wrote and edited non-fiction content for kids: DIY craft books, self-help books, magazine content, and online content.
• Acquired and developed annual non-fiction book list
• Produced photoshoots, styling photo, food, and wardrobe on set, while art directing models and staff.
• Managed projects, including research and development
content.
• Worked with engineering and QE partners to create and patent innovative, cross-functional content for kids.

Book Editor

Hallmark Cards, LLC
September, 2009 – June, 2014 (over 4 years)

• Acquired, developed, and edited titles from manuscript to bound book, including project management, research and development, and line editing.
• Edited and wrote for technology-driven content, such as AR, digital apps, ebooks, films, sound design, speech recognition technology, ultrasonic pings, and chip masking.
• Created a toy/book line that encouraged children to learn to read.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Doll Travel: Craft Your Way Around the World!

Emily Osborn

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef? Scooting around the streets of Italy? You can imagine your ideal around-the-world vacation by creating doll-sized trips using the ideas in this book. You'll also find a duffel bag, a pretend passport, international maps, pretend airline tickets, souvenirs, doll money, and more. It's everything yo... read more

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef? Scooting around the streets of Italy? You can imagine your ideal around-the-world vacation by creating doll-sized trips using the ideas in this book. You'll also find a duffel bag, a pretend passport, international maps, pretend airline tickets, souvenirs, doll money, and more. It's everything yo... read more

Doll Hair: For Girls Who Love to Style Their Dolls' Hair!

Emily Osborn

Treat your doll to a salon style without leaving your bedroom! Follow the expert tips from the stylists at American Girl, and use the included hairbrush or sparkly hair pick to keep your doll looking neat. The book features basic, intermediate, and advanced hairstyles to learn as your skills improve.

Treat your doll to a salon style without leaving your bedroom! Follow the expert tips from the stylists at American Girl, and use the included hairbrush or sparkly hair pick to keep your doll looking neat. The book features basic, intermediate, and advanced hairstyles to learn as your skills improve.

Doll STEM: Discover the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Emily Osborn

What's your dream job? Whether it's to be an astronaut, toy engineer, veterinarian, paleontologist, or architect, the sky's the limit! In this book, you'll learn some of the fun ways you and your doll can learn and play in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Crafts include a space suit, stethoscope, drafting desk, telescope, and soundboard (all doll-sized) and more.

What's your dream job? Whether it's to be an astronaut, toy engineer, veterinarian, paleontologist, or architect, the sky's the limit! In this book, you'll learn some of the fun ways you and your doll can learn and play in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Crafts include a space suit, stethoscope, drafting desk, telescope, and soundboard (all doll-sized) and more.

Farm and Feast: Gather Together with Friends and Food (American Girl)

Emily Osborn

What is your favorite food? Hamburgers? Cake? Broccoli? Where do you get your food? From a supermarket? A restaurant? A farmers market? In this book, you will craft your way through the food cycle and see how food grown on a farm can be made into a colorful feast for your family and friends. Make a chicken coop, complete with chickens and eggs, so your doll can make a fresh farm breakfast. Bui... read more

What is your favorite food? Hamburgers? Cake? Broccoli? Where do you get your food? From a supermarket? A restaurant? A farmers market? In this book, you will craft your way through the food cycle and see how food grown on a farm can be made into a colorful feast for your family and friends. Make a chicken coop, complete with chickens and eggs, so your doll can make a fresh farm breakfast. Bui... read more

Doll Decades: Craft Your Way Through the Years (American Girl)

Emily Osborn

Create fashions from the last 13 decades for your doll! With this 26-piece kit, you can make a pretend phonograph, portable CD player, or MP3 player so your doll can "listen" to music. Make roller skates so she can glide around a drive-in diner. Have fun making a flapper dress or a jumpsuit so your doll can dance to the music of a distant era. Includes a how-to book, sticker sheets, doll-sized... read more

Create fashions from the last 13 decades for your doll! With this 26-piece kit, you can make a pretend phonograph, portable CD player, or MP3 player so your doll can "listen" to music. Make roller skates so she can glide around a drive-in diner. Have fun making a flapper dress or a jumpsuit so your doll can dance to the music of a distant era. Includes a how-to book, sticker sheets, doll-sized... read more

Cinderella: The Wish My Heart Makes for You Recordable Storybook (Disney)

Emily Osborn

Extremely rare edition of the Recordable Storybook series, featuring music.

Extremely rare edition of the Recordable Storybook series, featuring music.

The Wit and Wizdom of the Wizard of Oz

Emily Osborn

The Wit and Wizdom of the Wizard of Oz Hardcover Book

The Wit and Wizdom of the Wizard of Oz Hardcover Book

Bell's Big Move

Tom Shay-Zapien

Bell's Big Move tells the story of Bell and her girl, Sofia, who move from the big city to the quiet town of Pineville, where life is a lot less busy. Will their new friends, Jingle® and Andrew, help make Pineville feel like home? Little ones will love hearing this story as a narrator reads to them, page by page. And if she's nearby, the Bell® Story Buddy® stuffed animal will respond when you ... read more

Bell's Big Move tells the story of Bell and her girl, Sofia, who move from the big city to the quiet town of Pineville, where life is a lot less busy. Will their new friends, Jingle® and Andrew, help make Pineville feel like home? Little ones will love hearing this story as a narrator reads to them, page by page. And if she's nearby, the Bell® Story Buddy® stuffed animal will respond when you ... read more

JIngle and Bell's Christmas Star Hallmark Small Story Book

Deborah Welky Miles

Jingle and Andrew love snow at Christmastime, but Bell and Sofia do not. To make it the best Christmas in Pineville ever, Jingle and Andrew show Bell and Sofia what makes Pineville so great, and remind them of the true meaning of Christmas

Jingle and Andrew love snow at Christmastime, but Bell and Sofia do not. To make it the best Christmas in Pineville ever, Jingle and Andrew show Bell and Sofia what makes Pineville so great, and remind them of the true meaning of Christmas

You Are My Sunshine Recordable Storybook

Recordable kid's storybook using 3 AA batteries. Produced by Hallmark. Toddler board book type pages. Parent or grand-parent can record their own voice telling the book story for the child to hear when read. Wonderful for loved ones away in the military, on trips, or living long distance from the child.

Recordable kid's storybook using 3 AA batteries. Produced by Hallmark. Toddler board book type pages. Parent or grand-parent can record their own voice telling the book story for the child to hear when read. Wonderful for loved ones away in the military, on trips, or living long distance from the child.

Emily has 4 reviews

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shavon ortiz
Emily is such a pleasant person to work with. She provided me with great service at an excellent price. I would love to work with her again in the future.

shavon ortiz, October 2021


Vero Careaga
Very polite and responsable. Pricey, so I expected more. She made comments of my book before reading it all first. It's a very short book. She wanted me to change everything instead, until she finally saw that it was my story. She could improved the way that I tell my story. My book have expensive illustrations so she was asking to change the story so much wish also required to spend money on...
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Vero Careaga, May 2020


Margaret Holliss
Emily's editorial assessment of my first picture book was very high quality and excellent value for money. I am taking on board all of her recommendations and will certainly use her again.

Margaret Holliss, February 2020


Teju Prasad
Emily was an absolute pleasure to work with, as a first time author she was extremely patient and understanding no matter how rudimentary my questions were. I would work with her again for sure if I reach that point!

Teju Prasad, February 2020

Emily Osborn
Thank you, Teju! I enjoyed working with you, as well. Best of luck on your book. I hope it flies off the shelves!

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