Frequently Asked Questions

Working Together

Can I hire you?

I am normally available on a part-time basis and open to discussing proposals. However, I am no longer accepting freelance work since my promotion on 23 September 2015.

Is it possible to collaborate?

Not at this time. Thanks for your interest. It depends on the project and existing commitments. Let’s talk. Please see, “What I Do” to learn my areas of expertise.

What is your rate?

I charge per word, per hour or per project, according to the specs, deadline and nature of assignment. If you offer a service or product I need or want, a swap can be discussed.

Communication

How can I make contact?

All queries pertaining to Greece or a personal agenda must follow instructions detailed at “Comments, Questions and Contacting Me.” If you came here from Living in Greece looking for a way around, I will again state that there are limits on my unpaid time as I already donate 2-5 hours of every day to projects that help thousands.

All paid professional inquiries, see “Contact.”

Why don’t you list your email?

Too much spam. Too many people asking questions already answered at livingingreece.gr or seeking advice and consultation beyond the 300+ articles I write, consistently update and offer for free.

Do you have a Facebook page?

I do.
— My personal page is private for reasons explained below.
— The Living in Greece page is currently inactive. I prefer to keep it simple and maintain quality standards at the website and Twitter news feed.

Why don’t you list your address or phone number?

It was a joint decision made with people closest to me when my website gained notoriety and the infamous Georgina Henry asked me to write for The Guardian, after which there was a spike in death threats, anti-American sentiment, online harassment and stalkers. I have thick skin, but I need to safeguard friends and family.

I’ll reconsider my stance when readers reform their behavior and I live full time in a country where police are impartial or at least restrain their overt hostility.

I’m happy to provide my phone number to anyone wishing contact for paid, professional reasons.

Advertising

Can you promote my website, product, start-up, event, business, cause?

I select what to promote based on an affinity and first-hand experience. There are no ads on my website or Twitter feed on purpose, and unsolicited links are not clicked. Offers of payment or free items in exchange for advertising are appreciated, but this goes against my current policy.

Photos

May I use photos from your website?

Thank you for your interest, but no. Photos and scans of postcards/mementos are from personal journals, and I prefer that they remain for my use only.

Why are there no photos of you, your friends or family?

For reasons of privacy. I love technology and networking, but I still live 99 percent of my life offline.