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|Got questions? Local woman has answers|
Winnsboro resident Joyce Parker is making a name for herself on the World Wide Web as an award-winning contributor for the fastest growing Q & A site on the Internet. WikiAnswers.com provides answers to visitor queries that cover a range of 4,700 topics. The site offers contributors, supervisors and mentors from all over the world, and yes, even Winnsboro.
Parker joined the Wiki family in 2008 where she was quickly promoted to Louisiana supervisor, one of only two in the state. In 2009, she received two WAmmy Awards for Best Answer of the Year and Best Advice Answer of the Year.
The answer Parker submitted for Best Answer of the year was to the question: "What precautions should be taken before a hurricane hits?" and "What steps can an abused women take to protect herself and her children?" received the Best Advice Answer of the Year.
"I feel the information I gave in those answers can help countless people, not just here in our local parishes, or just in the state of Louisiana," said Parker, "but all across the country. I would like to get the information to as many people as possible."
Most recently, Parker was promoted to mentor by WikiAnswers. A mentor is one who trains, teaches, and works with new supervisors on the site, and to help them learn the responsibilities of being a supervisor. It is a volunteer position, but one Parker said she thoroughly enjoys.
Parker resides in Winnsboro with her husband. She has two children and two grandchildren and two Chinese Pugs. She is a staunch supporter of animal rights and a Guardian Member of the ASPCA. In her free time, Parker enjoys cake-decorating and making homemade pastries.
To view Parker's award-winning contributions on the WikiAnswers website, visit http://wiki.answers.com.