Josh Chong

Communications Strategist

Josh Chong has a strong affinity for writing, communications, and building strategy from more than a decade of diverse experiences in marketing, pedagogy, advertising, technical writing, research, editorial work, and creative consultation.

Through freelance work with WaterTAP that began in September 2014, Josh developed a passion for the water sector, which led to his current involvement with the organization’s strategic efforts on the communications front. Writing about domestic manufacturing, cap and trade, innovative cleantech technologies, pump optimization, strategizing proposals, real estate partnerships, venture capital investments, and many other topics, he has developed a keen understanding of major industry concerns.

In addition to WaterTAP, other freelance clients have included blogTO, Royal LePage Partners Realty, XPACE, Design Exchange, Art Metropole, Convenience Group Inc., Vogue Online, and a number of private clients seeking to update their digital business portfolios. During his Ph.D. tenure at York University, Josh taught tutorial sessions in American literature, contemporary theory, and comics and cartoons. In the past, he has worked for Transcontinental Digital Services, BlackBerry, and OPG Pickering Nuclear in marketing, technical communications, and public affairs, respectively.

Josh holds an M.A. in Literary Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, and a Co-op Honours B.A. from the University of Waterloo. He is also currently a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature, Rhetoric and Communications at York University.

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