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Hilary Iker, writer

I hold a Master of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California, and a BA from the University of Virginia.  My publishing credits include SELF, Fit, Glamour, and Fit Yoga.  As a professional writer, I have worked at top names such as Vogue, Los Angeles Times and Disney Channel.  I studied fiction writing with many renowned authors, and currently teach writing at FIDM.  I am privileged to have shared my knowledge with, as well as learned from, students for over ten years, and I have been nominated multiple times for the Outstanding Faculty Award.

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Resume

Experienced writer with a foundation in digital media, wide-ranging content and college level writing instruction. For professional endorsements please visit Hilary Iker’s LinkedIn page.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)

Los Angeles, CA | Writing Instructor | 2010—Present

  • Instruct writing to over 100 students per semester across multiple classes at a well-known fashion school
  • Teach three undergraduate-level writing classes: “English Composition,” “Critical Thinking” and “Writing Skills”
  • Create course curricula and syllabi, adhering to strict academic standards
  • Integrate digital technology into the classroom, such as a project to publish student writing on FIDM blog (which was highlighted in FIDM’s Faculty Buzz)
  • Taught a new course entitled “Issues in Contemporary Society,” in the bachelor’s program
  • Nominated multiple times for the school’s Outstanding Faculty Award

Freelance Writer/Producer

Los Angeles, CA | 1998—Present

  • Write features and articles for consumer magazines and websites, specializing in health and fitness content
  • Published articles of up to 3,000 words in outlets such as Fit Yoga, Self, FIT, Prevention, Glamour, Disney Channel and yellowpages.com, among others
  • Wrote and produced content for the Disney Channel news ticker; researched pop culture trends; created a weekly online production calendar; drove substantial traffic to Disney.com
  • Crafted press releases, pitch letters and marketing collateral for Yoga Force, a line of yoga apparel
  • Wrote Running Water, a 60,000-word work of literary fiction

Art Institute of California

Los Angeles, CA | Writing Instructor | 2004—2008

  • Taught up to four undergraduate writing classes per semester at an institution with 2,000 students
  • Created course concepts for classes such “College English,” “Journalism,” “Literature” and “Transitional English”
  • Developed course syllabi and teaching materials
  • Consistently rated by students as one of the best instructors in the school

OTHER EXPERIENCE (1984—1998)

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Master of Professional Writing (MPW)

University of Virginia

BA in English

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