Christy M.

  • Joined October 2016

Christy Matte is a Boston-area writer with a diverse background that includes working with young people, non-profits & technology.

  • Boston, MA, United States
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Christy M.
Boston, MA, United States

Services

Categories

Content Copywriting Social Media Strategy Community

Experience

Summary

I have a unique background that includes non-profit management, technology, youth mentorship, community service, start-ups, staff training and development, and event planning. There is a running thread of content creation and copywriting throughout.

Work history

Reviewer
Review apps and games for families to help them make informed decisions about media for their kids.
Family Technology Guide
Research, write, and edit content to help families navigate technology, video games, the Internet, and all of the pitfalls associated with their choices.
Program Manager
Supported international after-school technology programs from their initial inception through technical support, staff training, and on-site support and training. Wrote grants, planned conferences & international youth summits, created training materials.
President and Co-Founder
Run a social and networking group for 200+ bloggers in New England. Curate content. Plan and execute marketing campaigns for local brands. Host local events.

Portfolio

10 Things Your Kids Should Understand Before Going Online

10 Important things to discuss with your kids before giving them Internet access on their own.

What is "The Cloud" and Why Should You Care?

An explanation of cloud computing and what you need to know about your information.

How to Buy from Crowdfunding Sites

What crowdfunding sites are - and aren't - as well as tips for avoiding scams.

Education

Accreditations

Lesley University
M.Ed. Technology in Education
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A. Anthropology with a minor in Computer Science

Skills

Skills

blogger outreach blogger relations blogging content creation copywriting social media community building

Tools

Word Wordpress Excel Adobe Photoshop Canva Facebook Eventbrite Photoshop YouTube Powerpoint Prezi Twitter LinkedIn Mailchimp Pinterest

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 15hrs per week
  • Can commit to 6 months to 1 year

Interests

Industries I love

Consumer Products Education Gaming Kids & Parenting Media Philanthropy Science Social Enterprise Tech Travel

What I read

I'm a voracious reader, so this would be a long list! I enjoy a range of fiction genres and my non-fiction tastes are typically business or history related. I also read magazines and blogs related to business, entertainment, crafts, travel, etc.

Side projects

I ran a blogging conference in 2013, host a couple of blogs on my own, and have spoken on panels at a number of major conferences (CES, BlogHer, Blogalicious).

Ideal team

I prefer teams that value communication and have an open mind toward new ideas and approaches.