Need a creative wordsmith or clever marketer? Let's work together.

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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 vegan recipes in my spare time. I also have a fierce love of backpacking travel, setting foot in 26 countries so far. 


CURRENT WORK PROJECTS

Content Director and Writer for The Alternative Daily

Copy Editor for The Daily Birdie

Copy Editor for Meditation Daily

Copy Editor for Tropical Health

Online Editor for Upwellness


Volunteer Work

Panelist for Rainbow Speakers and Friends education/outreach group

Founder of LGBTQ Monterey & Friends Meetup

Founder of LGBTQMonterey.com

Marketing Lead for Monterey Peninsula Pride

 

See my graphic design work for the pride event here.


EDUCATION

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)


Testimonials

 

Tyller Williamson

President, Monterey Peninsula Pride

Monterey, California

www.lgbtqmonterey.com

"In brief, she's nothing short of amazing at everything she does. Her strategic approach and technical ability make her a key asset."


"I had the opportunity to work with Hilary as a co-organizer for the Monterey Peninsula Pride Parade and Celebration. She lead our external communications and outreach effort for that event and continues to be involved as we make preparations for the future, including forming a non-profit organization. 

In the time that I have known her, Hilary has constantly been a strong contributor, taking the lead on projects and executing them diligently. Hilary has a knack at connecting with and building communities. She knows the language to use to engage audiences and encourage them to take action.

Hilary is also a champion of diversity and inclusion. As part of her role developing an external communications strategy for the Pride Parade and Celebration, she took the initiative to ensure that our marketing materials were translated into Spanish. This helped broaden the audience for the event and helped build bridges within our diverse community."

DAVID CIANI

Treasurer, Monterey Peninsula Pride

Monterey, California

www.lgbtqmonterey.com

 


ROBERT BURCAR

Fine Artist

Monterey, California

www.robertleeburcar.com

"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!"  


BRANDON NAYLOR

Engineer

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!" 


LEEIA BORGES

Fitness Blogger

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!" 


KATHERINE MILLER

Artist Manager

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!"