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Chris graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Albany, earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in both English and History. He also had enough credits for minors in Anthropology, Archaeology and Political Science.
Chris returned to SUNY Albany and received a Master's Degree in English with a concentration in writing.
Chris has written over 1,000 product descriptions for IEEE GlobalSpec covering motors, meters, optical devices, sensors, lab equipment, process equipment and devices for networking and communications. In his work for TechTarget, he covered commercial electronics including notebook computers, tablets, phones, printers, cameras, and enterprise systems.
Chris has extensive experience blogging at the corporate level, supporting brands, technological concepts, social media expertise and personnel management. He ran and constantly wrote for the microblogging site, CR4: The Engineer's Place for News & Discussion (c4.globalpsec.com). Chris wrote the blog Community Management: Tales of a Glorified Pool Cleaner, for TechTarget, Inc. An excerpt from the first entry in this blog is provided as a sample below.
As owner and principal of Wordsmith Promotions, Chris has served as the main marketing and advertising body for many small businesses and non-profits. Through his media contacts, he has been able to get extensive coverage for his clients. He has written successful press releases and served as the on camera spokesman for man of his clients. The sample below details his work with a restaurant and market called Bel Cibo Bistro, which reopened after having been closed for nine moths due to a fire.
Chris is an experienced fundraiser and grant writer. In his work with Wordsmith Promotions, he raised over $50,000 in 2017 for his small clients and non-profits, through regional & federal grants, local NGOs and crowdsoucing campaigns. The majority of these proposals have been in the $5,000-$10,000 range, designed to support a very specific need, such as the drive to pay of the lease for the transportation van for the Schenectady Cancer Foundation. A sample from the introduction for this proposal is provided below as a sample.