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Canuck



Joined: 05 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 5:28 am    Post subject: I want to stop teaching.. Reply with quote

My contract is ending in 3 months. The teaching thing aint a bad gig, will probably do it for another year. However, Id like to do something else. What kind of opportunities are open to foreigners in Korea? Im getting my F-2-1 next week, so Im no longer an E2 slave. Are there jobs available at some of the large companies here in Seoul? What could my options possibly be?
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Stunted Wookie



Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Sound Studio

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 5:32 am    Post subject: jobs Reply with quote

Hi;
I have the F2-1 as well...I work freelance with a company back home in Import/ Export.
That's a possible avenue for you. (Locating and making contact with buyers/ sellers in English countries.)

You can contact advertising companies offering to correct their Konglish.
(part-time maybe)

Sell smokes and soju Shocked
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Canuck



Joined: 05 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Setting up a free lancing gig sounds cool. How did you go about making it legal....or did you?Smile Anyway, the correcting konglish thing was my idea for a business here.

Also, how much money can you make doing freelancing work?
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Sucker



Joined: 11 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To do the correcting konglish thing you will need access to a translator (part time is OK, but full time is better). Often the “English” that a company will give you will be undecipherable and liberally copy written from the original Korean. Also, if you want to freelance for some of the lager companies, there are a lot of legal requirements.

Editing jobs are available at several companies here in Korea (don’t pay that well compared to teaching) or you could work as an in house editor for one of the larger companies (difficult to get).

Good luck!
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Trinny



Joined: 01 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Editing jobs often entail working 9 to 6 from Monday to Friday. Some Korean government agencies hire editors on contract basis, but they usually prefer somebody who can translate the Korean texts into flawless English.

If you are good at writing, you can do a freelance writing for local English newspapers. That might beef up your resume, when you get back home.
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Canuck



Joined: 05 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAHAHAH get back home?Smile Good one Trinny. The only thing that will get me home is a North Korea invasion.
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Trinny



Joined: 01 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You never know for sure. Wink
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