Having now served two years of teaching duty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, your blogger is getting ready to return to the U.S. for summer vacation, around mid-July.
You are asking yourself: “What can I do to keep this faithful correspondent from leaving the States again?”
…pass them along to me at the e-mail below.
Here, I’ll make it simple.
Just ask around and see who needs an accomplished and versatile teacher or writer and is willing to pay enough to keep the wolves from the door.
You will say: He is equally comfortable churning out mouth-watering ad copy and technical white papers. He can do audience-grabbing executive speeches (like he did for a major aerospace corporation) or funny radio scripts (like for the Arizona State Fair). He proofreads and copyedits like a maniac (like he did for several Phoenix newspapers and marketing agencies). Feel free to paraphrase.
You want humor? You will make snorting noises and lose control of your sphincter. You want heart-rending? You will check into the hospital and beg for a transplant. You want dry and boring? Sorry. Try the hack next door.
And what about teaching, you ask? Boy, did you come to the right place!
He tames unruly youths in a single bound; imparts sage writing tips faster than a speeding bullet; flies through the air with the greatest of ease (without tights). Two out of three are more or less true. Pick ’em.
In short, he teaches English, Business Writing and Rhetoric (along with Reading and Grammar, but no ‘Rithmetic).
He brings an invaluable international perspective. And is willing to relocate to your fair city.
But enough dilly dallying. Let’s see how we can save me from another year in the Magic Kingdom. I’m ready to get to work and appreciate your tips, hot leads and especially any job offers.
Just jot a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to get the ball rolling.
Oh, and feel free to pass this article along to whoever might be interested.