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About Me

Nick Hanson is an award-winning researcher, writer, and editor. With more than a dozen articles published in popular press and academic journals, Hanson's work has been noted in The Globe and Mail and Maclean's (Canada's national newspaper and magazine). 

In a career spanning more than 15 years, Nick has researched and written about a wide range of topics: technology, education, marketing, and more. 

Most notably, Nick specializes in making concepts — no matter how complicated — accessible to the widest audience possible. Instead of regurgitating other buzzworthy articles, Nick conducts comprehensive research and then produce pieces that offer fresh perspectives and thought leadership. But it’s not all serious — he leverages his experience as a comedian to create social media campaigns that are funny and on point. 

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Technology

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My Writing Samples

StarBUCKS, Loyalty, and Breakage

Edited for Marketing BS's weekly newsletter, sent to 25,000 subscribers. My contributions included comments about structure, stylistic improvements, copyediting, and visual images.

https://marketingbs.substack.com/p/marketing-bs-starbucks-loyalty-and

Innovation from Square’s Jim McKelvey

Written for TechTO's weekly newsletter, sent to 40,000 startup-minded enthusiasts. I wrote the recap for the live events; in addition, I researched information and wrote about topics like UX practices.

https://medium.com/@TechTO/innovation-from-squares-jim-mckelvey-cf8860f8d1cd

QUANTUM 101

Written as a backgrounder for a quantum computing event. To break down an extremely complex subject, I used a vibrant combination of images, videos, and anecdotes. (Although my name is not credited, I researched and wrote the piece).

https://medium.com/@TechTO/quantum-101-496e0b71bbad

Experience

Editor

• Edit the popular Marketing BS with Edward Nevraumont newsletter (sent weekly to 20,000 people). • The longform newsletter provides insight on current marketing trends, with particular emphasis on tech companies.

Company: Marketing BS with Edward Nevraumont

I worked there from 10/2019 until now

Research and Consultancy — corporate and government

Multiple freelance projects, short-term engagements, and long-term relationships • Research and write white papers and policy documents for various corporate clients spanning a range of industries (marketing, venture capital, private equity). • Conducted extensive research for a prominent Coroner’s Inquest and major public inquiry (both of which were extensively covered by mainstream media).

Company: Freelance

I worked there from 1/2015 until now

Content Marketing Manager

TechTO — a community organization that provides career-focused resources for tech entrepreneurs • Researched and wrote multiple newsletters each week, sent to 40,000+ subscribers. • Transcribed and synthesized information from dozens of interviews (both in-person and virtual).

Company: TechTO

I worked there from 11/2019 until 1/2021

Academic scholarship

• Maintained an active research profile, with an emphasis on education, policy, and public engagement. • Published more than a dozen longform articles, book chapters, and essays in academic publications. • Edited a 100-page special issue for an arts magazine.

Company: University of Lethbridge

I worked there from 8/2013 until 8/2017

Content I Write