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Who in the World is Jeff Gorman?

In Interviews on February 5, 2008 at 8:00 am

jens-birthdayWhen he’s not announcing his adventures on ‘This Side of the Mic’, this sportscaster is juggling 10 part-time jobs: he’s a reporter for a local newspaper in Ohio, chats about everything there is to know about pro wrestling and ultimate fighting on his sportscasting segments, and even spends some of his days as a notary signing agent.  You might also catch him drumming up a few words for Fight Talk, a site about mixed-Martial Arts.

Despite his superhero-like itinerary each week, Jeff Gorman still finds time to write for AC. I snuck in some Q&A time with this talented CP to learn who in the world Jeff Gorman really is:

S: How did you get started with writing for AC?

J: Ever since our daughter was born four years ago, my wife has been finding me all sorts of work opportunities that I can do at home. The AC has been a great outlet for me to write about whatever I’d like for about a year and a half.

S: Your favorite content category to browse at work:

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Who in the World is Opher Ganel?

In Interviews on January 24, 2008 at 7:00 am

associated-content-avatarWhen he’s not reading, writing, or off on a photography excursion, this Ph.D physicist is working up a storm of articles to tackle common problems in everyday life. Opher Ganel is making his mark on the AC Community with his unique perspectives on consumer issues, filing your taxes, and researching controversial subjects in depth. You can count on him for the myths and truths behind energy conservation and the real meaning of global warming, or find out how to ace that next multiple choice exam.

I caught up with this talented writer to find out what in the world Opher Ganel is up to on AC…

S: How did you get started with writing for AC?

O: There are many topics I care very much about, such as financial literacy, social justice, consumer rights, etc. After reading for many years about these topics I found that especially as regards controversial topics, there were solutions or compromises that seemed natural to me, but which were not brought into the public conversation. For a couple of years I looked for a reasonable way to address my frustration in this until I ran across mention of AC. The model that allows anyone to publish, and allows the public to decide on how interesting and/or useful the content is seems to me the most sensible.

S: Your favorite content category to browse at work:

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Who in the World is our Content Manager Leah Franklin?

In Interviews on January 21, 2008 at 7:00 am

leahShe may be ranking, rating, and making offers on articles over at AC headquarters, but this CM is also an avid traveler, creative writer, and book lover. She also enjoys learning about all sorts of subjects from the talented pool of writers right under her nose.

Leah Franklin is one of the many Content Managers for AC, a Colorado native who spends her days reviewing submissions and building the AC library of content as we know it.

I took my private jet over to Denver (well, not quite…I got lost in Arkansas and had to turn around. Where’s a Google map when you need it?) to snag an interview with this CM.

I learned what what makes the CMs tick, what it takes to be a great CP, and most importantly, find out what in the world Leah Franklin does at AC:

S: How long have you been with AC, and how did you find the opportunity?

L: I have been with AC for a little more than two and a half years. I started with the company as an intern during my final semester in journalism school, at a point when I was completely disenchanted with newspaper journalism. I found the posting on the school’s bulletin board. Though I was completely technologically ignorant at the time (I thought the sole purpose of the Internet was shopping), the idea of The People’s Media Company intrigued and inspired me.

S: How often do you read AC content just for fun?

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Who in the World is Rebecca Livermore?

In Interviews on January 5, 2008 at 6:00 am

rebecca livermoreHer passport may stamped with all sorts of countries in Asia, but her ventures to the Far East aren’t exactly for a luxury spa.

Rebecca Livermore is helping one of the world’s largest faith-based organizations spread the words of the gospel, and her good words don’t stop there.

When she’s not working as the Director’s Assistant for WorldVenture, this busy mom is contributing to AC’s growing database of articles about society, religion, and new products for any busy soul.

She’s sharing her perspectives with the AC community–and beyond–with articles on the practical side of life, teaching children about Christianity, and her own challenges and successes in keeping the faith.

I caught up with this inspired writer with a few Q&As so we can all learn who in the world Rebecca Livermore really is…

S: How did you get started with writing for AC?

R: I heard about it from some other CPs who spend time on the Faithwriters (www.faithwriters.com) forums. Initially I resisted writing for AC because I had previously written only for print magazines at a much higher pay rate. But the opportunity to write on virtually any topic really appealed to me so I decided to give it a try.

S: Your favorite content category to browse at work?

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