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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!

Overview

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.

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

Certifications

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

Work experience

Marketing Manager

FreshGrade

February, 2016 – Present (10 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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