Will Pollock

Freelance Multimedia Journalist, Author, YouTuber, Professional Content Guy

I'm a proud, freelance multimedia journalist skilled in many forms of storytelling.

From arts, entertainment, culture, technology and travel—to personal development, real estate, retail, media analysis and celebrity-profile pieces. I also assist companies in strengthening brand messaging and creating expert custom content.

My motto is "always tell stories" because behind every person, event and destination there's always a tale waiting to be told.

Currently accepting assignments for magazine, web, ghost writing, corporate communications, human interest, guest blogging and op-ed pieces.

Please check out my blog at CrankyYank.com and my charity effort, ARTvisionATL.org.

Portfolio

Op-ed

Amidst 'Noise and Haste,' Searching for Healing
(this post has been updated) "Go placidly amid the noise in haste." That's a verse from the Desiderata, one of my favorite poems of all time. Right now there's a lot of both...
The Rise of 'Chowfunding'
Last weekend I was suffering from a sore lower back - but I still drove out to Ackworth, Ga., to play a USTA league tennis match. I'm very glad I did, too, because it shows that...

Newsmaker Profiles

The American Photographer
At the pinnacle of his career, Pete Souza captures history quietly in the background.
Portrait of a Business
Michael Potthast builds on a family legacy.
Preview: Mary Chapin Carpenter subs in Variety Playhouse for canceled Symphony Hall show
Within the halls of Atlanta Symphony, the silence has been deafening. For nine weeks, an extended musician lockout prevented the performance of many great pieces - from works of...

Retail & Real Estate

Just Because It's a Seller's Market Doesn't Mean Your Home Will Sell Itself
It's a seller's market in the high season, as everyone knows by now. So if your home is listed, you're already halfway to the bank, right? Slow your roll, O Zealous Seller! It's...
Estate Properties Cover Story
When an estate property goes on the market for sale, an unusually rich legacy becomes primed for transition.
Springing Forward
An expansion of Disney Springs will have a dramatic affect on Central Florida.
On the Waterfront: Prized Properties with Breathtaking Vistas

Travel & Lifestyle

What Lies Beneath
Florida's emerald surf provides the perfect playground for Jay Haines and his 420 Sundancer.
A Certain Southern Charm

Arts & Culture

"American Idol": Judging the Judges
We're finally past American Idol 's pre-taped auditions and selectively-edited Hollywood Week. The field this year is wide open, with no distinct Scotty McCreery-esque favorite....
Meeting Margaret Cho: Diva inspires gay man's cancer fight
Those who doubt that laughter is the best medicine probably haven't met Bryan Raybon. My good friend, 32, who this past February was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, is...
Cutting Across Racial Lines
Call it Atlanta's underground racial experiment.
The Best (and Worst) of Kristen Wiig
The Academy Awards came and went without a win for her screenplay, but there's no question that Kristen Wiig is a hot commodity. The sink-pooping hilarity of Bridesmaids , which...
"SNL" Needs to Take Kate McKinnon Off the Bench
Only on Saturday Night Live would it be beside the point that Kate McKinnon is the show's first openly gay woman. Since her debut just over a year ago, she has single-handedly...

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