Experienced Journalist • B2B / Technology Writer / Editor / Ghost Writer • Project Manager

  • Information technology, cybersecurity, and semiconductor domain expert with nearly 30 years of writing experience for print and online publications, corporate clients, and marketing / public relations agencies.
  • Manages relationships with clients directly while collaborating with agencies to meet the writing needs of their clients.
  • Clients range from large multinationals to small, growing startups across B2B technology / IT, electronics, and insurance.
  • Regular contributor to EE Times for more than 10 years under six different editors as resident memory and storage expert.
  • Writing experience complemented by B2B marketing / PR agency experience and product development / marketing experience.
  • Adept at taking complex subjects and writing about them for a variety of audiences including technical and business.
  • Formal education in journalism and project management as well as ballroom dancing – quick on my feet figuratively and literally.

Writing Services + Skills

Blogs • Case Studies • Short “Smart Papers” • Technical Whitepapers • Thought Leadership Articles • Ghostwriting • Short News Stories • Feature Writing • Web Pages / Emails • Brochures / Product Sheets • Editorial Calendar Planning • WordPress / Custom CMS • Basic HTML + Image Editing • Social Media Savvy


GARY HILSON                                      
Self-Employed Freelance Writer, 2012 – present

  • Notable technology publications over the past decade include EE Times (including European print edition), IT World Canada,, Fierce Electronics, Network Computing, and EBN
  • Major B2B clients past and present include Arrow Electronics, Bose Professional, FireMon, Microsoft, Verizon, HP, Nutanix, Texas Instruments, Trustpilot and the IEEE.
  • Agency clients include Aspencore Studio, Interprose, Kite Rocket, Masthead Media, Publitek, and Skyword.
  • Provide content development expertise including editorial calendar planning as well as project management services to help clients meet tight deadlines
  • Subject matter expertise includes:
    • Information technology with a focus on what matters to CIOs, IT managers and IT decision makers in different industries.
    • Extensive experience writing about cybersecurity, data protection, disaster recovery and data integrity, including privacy regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
    • Expansive semiconductor writing experience spans memory and storage technologies, sensors, networking and internet of things (IoT), high performance computing, industry standards, manufacturing and supply chains.

General Contributing Editor 2015 – present
Editor, Memory Designline 2015
Contributing Writer 2012 – 2015

  • Write news, longform analysis and blog articles about various memory technologies, including DRAM, SRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, and SD cards, as well as related technologies including embedded devices, IoT, sensors and data storage.
  • A major focus in recent years has been on interfaces and standards such as CXL, NVMe and chiplets, ESG issues related to the semiconductor industry, and how memory is being used in automotive applications, edge computing, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and research analysts.
  • Curated and published bi-weekly EE Times newsletter, oversaw vendor-contributed articles, and edited columnists.
  • Filled in briefly as editor of sister publication EBN, which was devoted to covering supply chain news, issues, and trends related to the global electronics / semiconductor industry.

ORION [FULL TIME, CONTRACT]                                                         

O3 Community Manager / Operations Manager, 2009 – 2011
Projects + Alliances Consultant, 2008 – 2009

  • Responsible for initial development and strategic operations planning for ORION collaboration service aimed at Ontario’s researchers, educators, and scholars.
  • Managed working group to solicit input and shape service to meet their needs.
  • Evaluated service delivery options and managed vendor of choice.
  • Organized introduction of collaboration service and led marketing and promotion activities, including on-site presentations across Ontario to demonstrate tools to researchers and educators.
  • Supported more than 100 online private collaboration spaces for researchers, educators, and scholars in Ontario as well as individual users with product training and technical support.
  • Kept current with developments within the research and education communities to identify opportunities where ORION could collaborate with institutions or private sector enterprises.
  • Maintained current knowledge of technologies, applications and services in the marketplace that could be relevant to ORION and its connected users.


Senior Account Consultant

Provided strategic media/analyst relations for B2B technology clients in software, disaster recovery, networking, telecommunications, and security, while acting as in-house writer for other consultants.

Assistant Editor

Assisted editor with all aspects of producing Computing Canada on a bi-weekly basis; wrote breaking news and features for all sections as well as daily online edition and sister publications that focused on value added resellers and government.

Silicon Valley NORTH
BC Bureau Chief / Online Editor / Staff Writer

Wrote news, profiles, features, event listings and regular departments for multiple editions of Silicon Valley NORTH, managed and edited freelance submissions, and developed region-specific content for regions across Canada.


  • Diploma, Print Journalism (Honours) – Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. Taught by industry professionals on staff with major media outlets including The Ottawa Citizen and CBC
  • Project Management Essentials – University of Toronto
  • Ballroom Dancing – Arthur Murray Dance Studio