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I'm Austen, the Glossographer.


Who is the Glossographer?

Hey there, I’m Austen (no, not like the city, thanks for checking), and I am the eponymous Glossographer.

Coffee fiend, bibliophile, neurotic, dog aficionado, Chicago native turned Boston student who moved back to Chicago.

So swipe right if you like dogs or Dostoevsky. Oh wait, wrong bio.

Resume aside, I’m a recent graduate of Wellesley College with an (extremely useful) degree in Comparative Literature and Classical History. A (thankfully) former legal assistant, and currently, (f)unemployed but looking for jobs in all the wrong places. Who knows what I’ll end up being once I’ve grown up. Stick around and maybe you’ll find out with me.

As a side note, you may be wondering about the title of this blog, asking, as most of my friends did, “What is that word?” Well, friends, let me tell you. A “Glossographer” is someone who writes glosses or commentaries, which is exactly what I shall treat you all to on this very site. Please note, it is not some who is glossy, though I’d like to think of myself as a self-identified ~Glossy Person~.

If you’re intrigued, feel free to follow me on social media (see the sidebar). If you like my blogs like *a lot*, and you just *can’t* wait for me to post more content, take a look at the blog I wrote while I studied abroad in 2015 called Winning Leeds.