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Alexandra Hoerl


About Me

My main niches are Italian Travel and Tourism, TV/Film analysis, American Government/Public Policy, and Higher Education.

I am a former college professor. In addition to my scholarly credentials, I have experience in travel planning and giving tours to educational groups in France and Italy. My areas of expertise are American politics; public policy; politics and literature/TV/film; and the history of European philosophy and art. 

I charge between .05-.10/word depending on the complexity of the project and the research expertise required.

Industries I Write About

Fine Art

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Higher Education

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Leisure & Travel

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Motion Pictures & Film

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Wine & Spirits

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Public Policy

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Political Organization

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My Writing Samples

Homicide: Life on the Street is the Ultimate Overlooked TV Show of the 1990s

This is an example of my ability to write about popular culture. I tell my readers about the show, discuss its influence and legacy, and discuss some of the standout actors and episodes.


The Brancacci Chapel in Florence, Italy: Tourist Information and Visitor's Guide

This is an example of my factual travel writing. I explain why tourists should visit, provide comprehensive ticket information and directions, and use my scholarly expertise to help readers understand why the chapel is important in the first place.


Five Awful Things (Some) Tourists Need to Stop Doing in Venice

In this travel article, I use a more personal voice. I describe some common tourist faux pas and tell my readers why these missteps damage Venice for everyone.


5 Common Complaints Americans Have About Restaurants in Italy--and Whether You Should Ignore Them

In this travel article, I help inexperienced travelers understand how cultural differences and misunderstandings lead some Americans to give bad reviews to some really fine restaurants in Italy.



Assistant Professor

Taught political science, humanities (Classics, Great Books), and history courses. Gave multiple talks on the politics of fine art and the politics of television and film. Planned multiple educational trips to France and Italy.

Company: Wabash College

I worked there from 8/2009 until 7/2016

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

Your Italian Honeymoon: How to Have a Magical Gondola Ride in Venice

According to some leading travel review sites, Venetian gondola rides are rip-offs and tourist traps. Well, I have given tours in Venice, and I disagree. A gondola ride can be one of the most magical moments of your honeymoon--if you know a few key tips. My Guide to Gondolas gives your readers those tips. It covers: 1) how gondola pricing actually works (+ tipping); 2) the best, least crowded places to take a gondola ride; and 3) how to approach a gondolier and negotiate extras like singing.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: Venice,Italy,Travel,Tourism,Honeymoon