Nate Hendley, Freelance Writer


I was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1966 but was raised in Canada.

I grew up in Waterloo, ON and am a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.

From 1985 – 1989, I attended Trent University in Peterborough, ON. I graduated with an Honours BA in Cultural Studies.

I returned to school in 1990 to study journalism at Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON. Shortly thereafter, I began freelancing.

I have been working as a reporter since the early 1990s and have written hundreds of news stories, case studies, reviews, profiles, advertorials and business reports for a wide variety of publications including The National Post, OpenFile, eye weekly, NOW magazine, etc.

For the past few years, I have been retained as a freelance staff writer at Canadian Metalworking magazine. I also contribute regularly to other trade publications.

I have written and proofread copy for corporate clients, given public presentations and helped facilitate media training sessions.

I have worked as a blog content manager and am comfortable writing for both print and digital sources. I regularly use social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to promote my work.

I am also a published author who has written a series of non-fiction books, primarily in the true-crime genre. My books cover everything from gangsters, bank robbers and historic feuds to artistic motivation.

I am a proud member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. PWAC is a national organization that represents the interests of freelance writers.

I live in Toronto next to Jeanne, world's finest neighbour and girlfriend.


"Working with Nate has always been a pleasure. His writing is highly accessible, his research impeccable and his professionalism always top of form."
-Lorina Stephens, publisher, Five Rivers Publishing

"Nate is a skilled technical writer who I have worked with for more than five years on manufacturing trade magazines. He consistently provides relevant and insightful copy on a wide range of topics from industrial finishing to laser cutting. It takes a certain kind of individual to build a long-term career as a freelance writer and Nate has what it takes to do it."
-Mary Scianna, former editor of Canadian Metalworking magazine

"I worked with Nate to create a PWAC Chapter Handbook. Nate's guidelines were clear, his deadlines were reasonable and he pulled the information from the writers together into a cohesive, easy to use manual. Nate is a seasoned professional, easy to work with and willing to mentor newer writers with opportunities and suggestions. Thank you, Nate." -Lisa MacColl, freelance writer and editor, member of PWAC

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