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Emma Bullen

Emma Bullen - Ghostwriter

Kelowna, BC, Canada

Former Disney writer and editor, well versed in children's literature and sassy entertainment shizzle. I love collaborating on projects!


Former writer for Disney, the BBC, the Guardian, and Virgin Media with 15+ years of experience in print and online media.

Based in Kelowna, BC, Canada, but from London, England. Available for freelance gigs.

English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Children's - Middle Grade Children's Picture Books Young Adult & Teen
Business & Management Health & wellbeing Music Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement


  • Basic Copy Editing, SFU
  • Basic Proofreading, SFU
  • MA, Electronic Publishing & Communications, UCL
  • BA, English & Drama

Work experience

Marketing Manager


February, 2016 – Present (12 months)

Content strategy and content creation for FreshGrade, a suite of apps designed for Teachers, Parents, and Students.

Manager, Editorial

The Walt Disney Company

April, 2011 – July, 2015 (about 4 years)

I worked with an inspiring creative team, where I managed a team of creative writers and in-house translators. My responsibilities included:

• Managing individual performance and development of writers and translators.
• Providing direction on story, character design, voice and tone, and the in-house style guide.
• Establishing and maintaining the quality of editorial content across all platforms.
• Writing and approving editorial content for and the Club Penguin app.
• Projects include Club Penguin Magazine, publishing for North America and EMEA, Club Penguin mobile app, and animated shorts for YouTube.

Team Lead

Disney Interactive

May, 2010 – April, 2011 (11 months)

Responsible for the general oversight of the Editorial team, and first point of contact for their daily tasks.

• Developed Club Penguin's voice and tone, and ensured its use in all projects.
• Reviewed, edited, and approved content for and third party publishing.
• Projects included publishing, commercials, blogs, magazines, and toy merchandise

Creative Writer/Editor

The Walt Disney Company

March, 2008 – May, 2010 (about 2 years)

Created weekly in-world content for Club Penguin, Disney's #1 virtual world for kids.

• Wove together ideas, content, and lore from multiple sources into a compelling story.
• Responsible for planning, writing, and coordinating copy and other assets.
• Projects included Nintendo DS game, publishing, commercials, blogs, magazines, and trading cards.

Sub Editor/Writer

BBC Worldwide

January, 2006 – April, 2008 (about 2 years)

Wrote and created layout of entertaining content for CBeebies Weekly, #1 selling children's magazine.

• Proofread and copy edited to a high standard in accordance with the house style.
• Ensured that all final proofs had been thoroughly checked to meet quality standards.
• Commissioned content from freelance contributors, including photographs and illustrations.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

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