Thursday, 18 April 2013

Time for a Change

It's tax time again!  And once again it's time for me to reflect on the incredible amount of money that I'm paying.  I could speak about robbery or theft.  After all, the money that I'm forced to pay should be buying some service: education for my children, the services of a police force, satisfactory roads to travel on, etc.  That certainly doesn't seem to be the case here, however, in particular if we're speaking about the services of a police force or an impartial and effective judicial system.  But I'm not going there, not going to touch that now.

The fact is that taxes usually can't be avoided, at least by simple folk like me.  If you don't pay them in one place, you're most likely going to have to pay them in another place.  But certainly one of my main goals is to get a major part of my income from foreign sources (from outside Lithuania).

With that goal in mind, I'd like to ask: Who'd like to hire me?  I've got 9 years of experience as a full-time English editor/proofreader.  Anybody need help in that field?  Academic articles, texts for websites, press releases, advertising: I've had experience in all those fields and more.  Contact me if you'd like to learn more about my qualifications or experience or if you'd like to get a quote for a job.  My email (or e-mail if you will) address is right there at the top of the page.

I'm also open to new working experiences.  I worked as an English teacher for 8 years in three different countries prior to becoming a full-time editor/proofreader.   And besides traveling extensively, I've lived in five different countries around the world.  Those opportunities, both professionally and in terms of becoming acquainted with life in various countries, have provided me with experiences that I'm sure would be useful in many areas.

If I were to dream, I'd dream about a job that put me in East Asia or at least would allow me to travel there from time to time.  I love that part of the world.  Or Sub-Saharan Africa.  It's also a dream of mine to spend some time living in that part of the world.

Anyone have any ideas, suggestions, or job offers?