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  Hillary Easom
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Well-rounded, internationally published writer/photographer with a flair for capturing the essence of a person or place. Specialties include travel and health, though I love new challenges. Article topics have included cruises in China and Alaska, a bicycle tour in NYC, arthritis, and Enron trial's litigation support personnel (cover story). My photographic style veers toward candid portraiture, especially when I'm traveling. Travel expertise: US, Asia, South America, Antarctica, adventure, family travel.

Please contact me via e-mail or at (312) 218-5719. (The telephone number below is no longer valid, but a glitch in this system prevents me from changing it! Thanks.)
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 5 Years
Photographer 6 Years
Writer 10 Years
Specialty
Medicine 4 Years
Health 7 Years
Travel 7 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
8 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
EmpowHER.com (11+), Ex in the City (3-5), Litigation Support Today (3-5), Northstar Travel Media, LLC (1-2), Paralegal Today (Legal Assistant Today) (1-2), Revolution Health (1-2), Glamour (1-2), Go World Travel (1-2), InsideOut Travel (1-2), Caesars Player (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Benefit Cosmetics (6-10), U.S. Soccer Foundation (3-5)
Other Work History
* Yoga Teacher [Current] (200-hr. certification)
* Eli Lilly & Company, Scientific Communications Associate & Publications Coordinator 2000-2003
* English/Humanities & French Teacher, WA and IN, 1997-2000

* Proofreading and editing novels and guidebooks, including a Disney guidebook for travelers with disabilities and a series of children's novels (references available upon request)
Computer Skills
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Reference Manager, OS 10, Windows, Internet, basic PhotoShop
Technical Skills
PADI Rescue Diver
Equipment
PC, Mac PowerBook G4, Fuji S2 Pro digital camera, Sigma flash, Epson 2200 printer, Nikon F80 35mm camera, audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
conversational Spanish and French (not smooth enough to be a translator, though!); a little bit of basic ASL (which has come in handy -- no pun intended -- with my 2 very young children)
Work Permits & Visas
valid US passport
Unions
no current memberships
References
absolutely -- happy to share if you care to request them
Associations
none at the present time
Other
* Master of Education (Secondary Education - English/French), University of Washington
* Bachelor of Arts (English, Film Studies), Boston College
* semester abroad, College International de Cannes (France)
* intensive Spanish language study, Academia de Espanol de Quito (Ecuador)
* numerous post-graduate courses in English and Education
* American Medical Writers Association Core Curriculum certificate (former chapter president)
* 200-hour Yoga Alliance-approved Teacher Certification

My home is in Menlo Park, CA, in the Silicon Valley between San Francisco and San Jose.

I am available for last-minute assignments.
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near San Francisco, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
Travel  
(Caesars Player, 4/1/2007)
Article about lodging in a castle, for the magazine's "Extreme Indulgences" feature
(Caesars Player, 12/1/2006)
Article about Punta del Este, Uruguay
(www.exinthecity.com, 11/24/2005)
This is one of three city guides I wrote for the site. Also check out Indianapolis, IN (http://www.exinthecity.com/city/archives/cat_indianapolis.php) (12/03/05) and Portland, ME (http://www.exinthecity.com/city/archives/cat_portland.php) (12/03/05).
(Go World Travel, 11/1/2005)
Text/photo feature about camel trekking in India. (Includes 4 original photos)
(Cruise Magazine, 11/1/2005)
5-page text/photo piece. (Includes 4 original photographs)
(Cruise Magazine, 11/1/2005)
8-page text/photo feature about a land/cruise package tour in China. (Includes 3 original photos)
(Cruise Magazine, 9/1/2005)
A large-ship cruise through southeast Alaska's Inside Passage. Excursions include kayaking, rainforest hike, narrow-gauge train ride. Accompanied by original photographs.
(InsideOut Travel, 7/1/2005)
An interview with a lone traveling woman who left the corporate world to discover what was really meaningful in her life.
(Go World Travel, 7/1/2005)
An account of Mongolia's annual Naadam Festival, a sort of mini-Olympics featuring various sports, traditional costume, and other events to commemorate the country's independence from China.
(Albany Times-Union, 6/5/2005)
The print version also included original photographs.
Health & Medicine  
(www.EmpowHER.com, 5/1/2011)
Articles about women's health and wellness. Topics include yoga, pregnancy, parenting.
(Revolution Health, 1/18/2007)
This is a new website spearheaded by Steve Case, one of the founders of AOL. I also wrote the site's healthy city guide for Chicago (http://tinyurl.com/365fwk).
(Science & Theology News, 3/1/2005)
I was hired to provide text and photos from the HIV/AIDS Workshop for Medical and Religious Professionals (Chicago, Feb. 2005). The print version included 5 photographs.
(Various, 1/1/2002)
Bibliography of articles published in medical journals, abstracts, and poster presentations. Many published under my maiden name, Hillary C. McGuire.
Other Journalism  
(Legal Assistant Today, 10/1/2009)
Cover story.
(US Soccer Foundation, 3/1/2007)
Spotlight on a US Soccer Foundation grant recipient
(Litigation Support Today, 8/1/2006)
Cover story for the inaugural issue of this magazine
(V Magazine for Women, 6/1/2005)
I met Joseph Koyei in Chicago. He was visiting the US from his native Kenya and spent his last evening sharing stories about his tribe and its culture. This article was published in the magazine's "V Around the World" section, in an issue devoted to inspirational men.
Contact Info
  Hillary Easom
Menlo Park, CA 
USA

Tel: 301-718-1884  
E-Mail: heasom@gmail.com
Website: http://