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Life is Like a Cox of Donuts

Introducing Justin Cox, First of His Name

Justin Cox
4 min readMay 20, 2019


I went to Japan once.

So you want to know who I am? Who I really am beneath this digital persona who occasionally writes things online?

Well, you’re in for a treat. Pour yourself a cup of hot chocolate, grab your weighted blanket, sit down by the fireplace, and get comfortable. Uncle Justin has a story to tell.

Note: Some details are redacted so you cannot steal my identity.

I was born in sunny ████████ on ████████. It was a Saturday. My parents, ████████ and ████████, moved us to ████████ when I was ████████ years old.

I graduated from ████████ High School and at the ripe age of ████████. As a newly minted adult, I enrolled at ████████ State University. There, I received a BS in Entrepreneurship¹ and ████████ Business Management with a minor in ████████ Studies.

My wife, Carla, and I were married on ████████. She works as a ████████ at ████████. Together, we have a dog named ████████ and a ████████ named ████████.

In my professional life, I am a full-time freelance writer. My business, Eat Your Words, is named after the idiom² combining my favorite things. My niche is nonprofit organizations, where I have ████████ years of management and marketing experience. I’ve written strategic plans for ████████ new and growing organizations while also writing ████████, grant applications, blog posts, ████████ campaigns, and more.

If you’d like to work with me, I have a wide range of writing, editing, and coaching services available. Let’s discuss your needs.

I send out a weekly newsletter, also called Eat Your Words. Every Friday, I deliver a mix of writing and creativity advice with featured meals and recipes. It’s the best of both worlds, delivered right to your inbox. Sign up today!

My first attempt at writing online came on a GeoCities website called ████████. From there, I moved to ████████ and ████████ before landing on Medium’s doorstep in early 2014.

My first story on Medium was promoted by the Medium Twitter account and featured on the front page. I made it, and then, well, nothing happened for a while. But I kept writing…



Justin Cox

I help writers and nonprofits grow. Editor of The Writing Cooperative. Contact at JustinCox.com