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I have worked with Kip since 1999, when he began writing articles for Cutting Tool Engineering magazine. Over the years, his role has expanded from that of a freelancer writing an occasional feature to a Contributing Editor who writes two or three items per issue and generates one-quarter of the topic ideas for monthly columns and articles. Kip writes engaging, accurate copy that he submits on time. Those attributes have made him a go-to guy for me.

Don Nelson, Publisher, Editorial Director, Cutting Tool Engineering


“Kip Hanson has worked as a regular editorial contributor with Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine for three years. He is one of the best technical writers I have worked with in my more than 25 years working in the B2B magazine industry. B2B magazines often face the challenge of finding good writers with a good handle on technology. Typically, the market is filled with good writers with basic technical know-how. Kip offers the both of best – great writing and technical knowledge. He has the ability to write engaging and informative content about a wide range of technical topics covered in our magazine. Kip’s contributions to Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine has elevated the quality of our editorial content and I would recommend him to anyone in search of a technical freelance writer.”

Mary Scianna, Editor, Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine


“Kip Hanson is an outstanding reporter and writer who is able to present a wide variety of content, including technical material, in a highly engaging manner. He always meets his deadlines and is easy to work with. I recommend him highly.”

Alan Rooks, Former Editorial Director, Cutting Tool Engineering and MICROmanufacturing


Kip Hanson is a valued writing associate of ours. He is an excellent interviewer, has a keen eye for narrative, and is comfortable with a wide variety of technical and manufacturing-related subject matter.

Lynn Manning, President, Parker Group


Writing engaging copy for the metalworking industry requires talent, experience and an understanding of a broad variety of technologies and tools. The job isn’t an easy one, but it’s one that Kip Hanson has clearly mastered. Since leveraging Kip as a regular freelance contributor to our family of six fabricating magazines, which cover a wide swath of the metals manufacturing industry, he has consistently impressed me, but more importantly, he has impressed our readers. His style of writing is engaging, and his level of subject matter expertise is unmatched. Despite his status with us as a freelancer, we consider him as an essential fixture among our editorial staff.

Abbe Miller, Editor-in-Chief, Techgen Media Group