Need a creative wordsmith or clever marketer? Let's work together.
I'm an independent contractor based in Monterey, California. On most days I can be found researching trending topics, writing about health, or editing articles from the talented pool of writers at The Alternative Daily. On occasion, I'll take on a marketing side project. I work with a broad range of clients, including:
- Media agencies
- B2B businesses
- B2C companies
- Nonprofit organizations
I'm mission-driven and passionate about helping businesses that help others — if that's you, let me know!
Outside of work, I teach yoga and enjoy exploring the outdoors with my black lab, Anabella. I'm always on the hunt for new travel blogs and paleo recipes in my spare time. I also have a fierce love of backpacking travel, setting foot in 26 countries so far.
When I first moved to the Central Coast, I had trouble locating the LGBTQ+ community. In response, I made it a priority to find "the family" and help others do the same through a series of volunteer projects in the local area:
— Joined Rainbow Speakers and Friends education panel
— Founded LGBTQ Monterey & Friends Meetup
— Created LGBTQMonterey.com as a community resource
— Joined Monterey Peninsula Pride as the marketing and communications lead
See my graphic design work for the pride event here.
M.Sc. in Marketing from University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (Dublin, Ireland)
B.A. in Journalism - Public Relations, emphasis in Marketing and Advertising from Humboldt State University (Arcata, California)
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, Seaside Yoga Sanctuary (Monterey, California)
"Hilary was an absolute joy to work with. I approached her when I needed help completing my first business website. Working with her was truly a collaborative experience — she's a warm and caring cracker-jack thinker. She cares about the work she does with her clients. Most importantly, Hilary is a woman of her word, extremely reliable and will bend over backwards to make one happy.
I thought it was going to take a week to complete my project, but when I worked with Hilary, we got the job done in three hours. I can't ever thank her enough for helping me take my website to the next level. Thanks to her guidance, I've received terrific reviews on my new website. I also managed to make two sales before my website even launched through my online store. Hilary is a queen of marketing expertise!"
Engineer in Monterey, California
"I was building a website for a friend's jewelry store, but as an engineer I have no idea what magic combination of words will make people interested in a product or service that doesn't come with a spec sheet. That is why I turned to Hilary to help with the verbiage. She did a great job of writing copy that really projected the image that we were trying to cultivate for the shop and even went so far as to help walk me through the process of how to attract more traffic to the site through search engine optimization. If you really want to get your website or business noticed, then Hilary should be your go-to gal!"
Fitness Blogger in Chicago, Illinois
"Hilary is awesome to work with! The copy is great and she's very timely. Just a really great experience overall. I hope to use her services regularly! By far the best freelancer I've worked with. Thanks Hilary!"
Artist Manager in San Francisco, CA
"Thank you for the excellent work on my projects, Hilary. I appreciate your focused creativity, efficiency and attention to detail. I also appreciate that you deliver a high quality result that achieves the goals we set for the project. I look forward to working with you again!"