I’m Jeff Parker and have worked, lived, and toured across 30 countries. Some countries for years, some for months and some for weeks. I have experience to share.
My wife, I and our two young children now live on the eastern seaboard of Canada, just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. We’re a few hundred feet from the Atlantic ocean and we love it here.
I’m usually a quiet guy. But I hear someone say “I wish I could work overseas…” — I can’t shut up. 🙂
So I started this blog.
My Special Talent
I have a talent for showing others how to live overseas. Strange, I know. Either by consulting or e-mail, it works well. But I read people well, and understand their situation. And when I talk with people, my experience helps them get their life started abroad. (Read what others have said)
How Did I Start?
As an American, I attended university in Moscow, Russia. When in the military, I had one tour based in Saudi Arabia. Back as a civilian, my first job was working in South Korea, where I met my future Canadian wife. I was hooked on travel!
By the time we got married, we both got the “travel bug” and it’s who we are.
Since then, I have worked long-term in the United States, Czech Republic, Germany and Canada. Our vacation choices are fairly different, like Australia, India, Egypt and Croatia.
What Do I Do for Work?
For over a decade, I did IT consulting positions for a few household name (Fortune 50) companies. That offered travel but mostly only in the US.
Now (and for ever more), I am self-employed. I earn income as a technical writer and editor for publishers in the US, while doing freelance IT consulting locally in eastern Canada. And, yes consulting for you – future expats.
Freelance work is a dream, since it allows me to be with my 2 young children. The same can be said for you, provided you allow me to help.
p.s. I welcome all comments, complaints, questions and requests for help at jeff (at) expatyourself (dot) com