Mark Hanson

Writer, Editor, Storyteller

Location icon United States

A writer with more than two decades of experience helping companies engage customers and communicate the value of their products and services through the art and science of storytelling.

Specialties include feature stories, corporate blogging and by-lined articles, with additional experience in writing copy for ebooks, websites and infographics.


Feature stories

David Rodgers: The Crafting of Boats and Building of Seattle's Legacy

Before a single line of code was written, a wing spar crafted, or coffee bean roasted, Seattle built boats. Throughout the Puget Sound basin there was a small but burgeoning industry that built everything from barges and barkentines to sloops, freighters, and steamers. If a vessel could transport lumber from the region's numerous mills, which numbered close to 600 at one point, or ferry supplies to the Yukon, Seattle-area shipyards likely had a hand in the building or in keeping it afloat.

Real-world road tests lead to connected, intuitive driving

Perched in a high-rise above the 3rd ring road in Zhongguancun, Beijing’s technology innovation hub, Joshua Xiang and his team are hard at work. Among the typical desktop tchotchkes are scattered fragments of automotive electronics: speakers, car stereos and touch screens. As a group program manager for the Windows Embedded Automotive team, Xiang leads a team of program managers, along with developers and testers, in building the next release of Ford SYNC, which was launched earlier this year...

Multimedia/ Web Copy/ Other

The World and Everything In It
Circus Arts: Entertainment or Therapy?

Audio segment on the circus arts community in Seattle and how some schools are using for therapy, as well as entertainment.

6 Tips for Creating Business Efficiency Through Chatbots

Ever since ELIZA the chatbot said her first "hello" in the mid 60's, computer scientists have been trying to mimic human intelligence and create easier ways of interacting with computers. Improvements in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) have led to some amazing advances.

Artificial Intelligence is Nothing Without Human Ingenuity. Here's Why.

It's long been the stuff of sci fi, but increasingly, the practical side of artificial intelligence (AI) is very real. On the consumer side, personal assistants such as Siri, Alexa, and Cortana help automate the simplest of tasks. Meanwhile, AI adoption is also accelerating within the workspace.

Microsoft Military Affairs
MSSA helps Marine find camaraderie and support at Facebook - Microsoft Military Affairs

Gary Lehman has always been interested in the life of a warrior-not just the tactics, but also the mindset. In high school, he studied Aikido and delved into its philosophy and underlying principles. Around that time, his father gave him a copy of Jarhead, Anthony Swofford's firsthand account of the Persian Gulf War.

Connected Field Service eBook

This content marketing piece highlights the potential value and innovation of the Microsoft Dynamics platform to help companies improve their field service operations.

Gated content, online
Mobile app eBook

I worked with the clients and key stakeholders to identify challenges facing mobile app developers and wrote content based on these conversations and existing developer-focused collateral.