Emily Swan

Freelance Copywriter

About me

Hi! I'm Emily, an English-Canadian hybrid, recently returned to the UK after ten years away in the Canadian wilderness. When not wrestling bears and bottling my own maple syrup, I was able to graduate from the top Creative Writing program in Canada and start work as a freelance editor and copywriter. I've been lucky enough to see my work produced as part of the 2015 Brave New Play Rites festival of one-act plays, and published by such online publications as Nineteen Questions.


  • Author
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Creative
  • Proofreading
  • Writing for Theatre
  • Writing and Editing
  • Writing Fiction
  • Writing Stories
  • Writing for Children
  • Creative Writing Degree
  • Writing for Teens

Work history


Freelance Copywriter


May 2015
  • I have the opportunity to accept and complete a range of tasks posted by some of the biggest retail companies in the world. The size and complexity of the project ranges, depending on my workload and availability.


Seasonal Sales Advisor


Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
  • • Manned the sales floor, keeping it clean and organised • Provided assistance for customers (switching out sizes, offering honest feedback, etc.), answered queries and created a positive shopping environment • Handled cash and put through returns/refunds • Restocked and organized merchandise • Responsible for opening and closing the store


Sales Assistant

Bella Boutique

Apr 2015 - Sep 2015



Creative Writing

University of British Columbia

Aug 2011 - Apr 2015
  • UBC's Creative Writing program is one of the best in North America. They offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, accepting an average of 20-25 students each year. During my time in the program, I was awarded the George William Kenwood Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing, given each year to a student that shows promise in their field. I also saw my work produced on stage as part of the 2015 Brave New Play Rites festival. I trained in various genres of writing, including Fiction, Writing for Television, Writing for the Stage, Writing for Children and Young Adults, Screenwriting and Writing for Radio.



George William Kenwood Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing

  • This is a Creative Writing-specific award given each year to a student who displays promise in the field of Creative Writing. http://creativewriting.ubc.ca/current-students/financial-awards/