Writing & Multimedia

I focus on storytelling for social good: sharing the positive stories of change that aren't as often picked up by bigger media organizations. By providing a platform for these stories and their solutions, I hope to drive attention, investment, and support to these projects. I report on all kinds of things, but most enjoy stories that lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship, sustainability, and development. An avid cyclist and traveller, I also love writing about bike culture around the world. 

My work incorporates best SEO practices and a keen sense of its intended audience. 

I'm digitally-based (my dad calls me a digital nomad), and am happy to discuss writing and multimedia projects in various parts of the world. My regions of expertise are East Africa and MENA.

I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. 





Hilary is a born people person, and that made her a special kind of journalist. With a knack for putting people instantly at ease, Hilary was able to tell sensitive, sometimes difficult stories, and she did so with tact and journalistic integrity. She’s also a gifted photographer, and her photos gave her online stories context, depth and vitality. Overall, I would characterize Hilary as intrepid, hard-working and reliable.
— Jessica Pope, Newsreader at CBC Sudbury
Hilary is a very talented journalist who is packed full of creative ideas. She has a strong attention to detail, a knack for multimedia production, and an unwavering dedication to meeting her commitments.

Of course it also must be said, Hilary is wonderful with people - a very friendly, quirky writer - who is great at working the room
— Jessey Bird, Founder of Local Tourist Ottawa (now defunct)