Hillary Easom

Menlo Park, CA USA
Website: http://

Professional Experience

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 (The telephone number below is no longer valid, but a glitch in this system prevents me from changing it!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.)


Copy Editor
5 Years
10 Years
6 Years


4 Years
7 Years
7 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
7 Years
5 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

8 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

EmpowHER.com (10+), 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)

Technical Skills

PADI Rescue Diver

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)


no current memberships

Computer Skills

Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Reference Manager, OS 10, Windows, Internet, basic PhotoShop


PC, Mac PowerBook G4, Fuji S2 Pro digital camera, Sigma flash, Epson 2200 printer, Nikon F80 35mm camera, audio recorder

Work Permits & Visas

valid US passport


absolutely -- happy to share if you care to request them


none at the present time

Work Samples


(Caesars Player 4/1/2007)
Article about lodging in a castle, for the magazine's "Extreme Indulgences" feature
(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.
(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).
(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.
(Caesars Player 12/1/2006)
Article about Punta del Este, Uruguay
(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.
(Go World Travel 11/1/2005)
Text/photo feature about camel trekking in India. (Includes 4 original photos)
(Cruise Magazine 11/1/2005)
8-page text/photo feature about a land/cruise package tour in China. (Includes 3 original photos)
(Cruise Magazine 11/1/2005)
5-page text/photo piece. (Includes 4 original photographs)
(Albany Times-Union 6/5/2005)
The print version also included original photographs.

Other Journalism

(US Soccer Foundation 3/1/2007)
Spotlight on a US Soccer Foundation grant recipient
(Legal Assistant Today 10/1/2009)
Cover story.
(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.
(Litigation Support Today 8/1/2006)
Cover story for the inaugural issue of this magazine

Health & Medicine

(www.EmpowHER.com 5/1/2011)
Articles about women's health and wellness. Topics include yoga, pregnancy, parenting.
(Various 1/1/2002)
Bibliography of articles published in medical journals, abstracts, and poster presentations. Many published under my maiden name, Hillary C. McGuire.
(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.
(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).