Writing Services

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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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.


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



University of Southern California

Master of Professional Writing (MPW)

University of Virginia

BA in English

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