After practicing dentistry full time in Malden, Massachusetts for over twenty years, Dr. David Leader was able to land a teaching position at the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston.
Now, Dr Leader will begin studying in September, for a Master’s degree with a concentration in Health Communications at Tufts University Medical School’s Department of Public Health. He says that in the month he receives his degree, his son, AC Contributor Andrew Leader, will graduate from The Cooper Union in New York City, and his daughter, Allison, will graduate from Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Danvers, Ma. This busy dad, dentist, guitar player and politics enthusiast made some time to share some thoughts with on The AC Weekly:
SK: How did you get started with writing for AC?
DL: I explored Associated Content after seeing an ad for writers on Craigslist in May 2005. I write a column for The Malden Observer, a town weekly owned by the Boston Herald. My editor pointed out that I own the copy rights on my articles. He recommended that I use them in some gainful way. Associated Content seemed like a great platform.
I submitted all of my articles to AC by June. It became a habit. I began submitting every article I wrote to AC when appropriate.
SK: What inspired you to join?
DL: I joined Associated Content when I examined the site and found that there were some authors who wrote at a high level. I wished to be part of that group.
SK: Your favorite content category to browse at work is:
DL: I enjoy reviews of motorbikes including motorcycles and scooters, motorcycle accessories, recommended routes, and motorcycle and scooter clubs. Of course, I read a great deal about health and wellness.
SK: Do you write for other online sites or publications, or do you publish exclusively on AC?
DL: I write for the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society, The Scleroderma Foundation, and The Malden Observer. I have written for many other web sites and publications. Interestingly, I have gotten some writing and consulting business from people and companies who read my articles on Associated Content.
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