About

Hi. I’m Alexander J. Hancock, a person and sometimes-writer living and working in sunny Northern California. I’ve also lived and worked in Baltimore, MD (my hometown), Rocky Mount, NC (where I did a year of college and played Division 3 soccer), New Orleans, LA, and New York City. I love commas and short sentences and occasionally also long and winding sentences that don’t have any commas.

I relocated from Baltimore to New Orleans in my very early 20s, working a number of odd jobs before spending two years as the Programs Coordinator for the Institute for Quality and Equity in Education at Loyola University New Orleans. While there I handled communications for the research institute, helping to launch its blog and co-writing a number of white papers.

In 2011 my then-girlfriend (now-wife) and I launched an ambitious but short-lived food blog called Eat Together, which I maintained until joining Eater later that year. (Eat Together has since been hacked by Russian pornographers and I can’t quite figure out how to fix that.) I launched Eater NOLA as that site’s founding Editor before moving to New York to join Eater NY as Associate Editor. In between Eater and my current position, I worked another year or two of odd jobs and restaurant work before joining a small scholarly publisher in a combined editorial and marketing role. I now work as a developmental editor for a massive textbook company, combining my experience as a digital editor and my interest in higher education.

Do feel free to contact me. All that info is over this way.

Oh, and about that quote up there on the banner: Nothing’s more annoying than when a slogan is in quotes unnecessarily. This one, however, is an actual quote. It comes from one of the best songs ever written: Pamphleteer by The Weakerthans. My first website was thepamphleteer.org, inspired by that song.

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