Ability To Work Anywhere Physically And Set Your Own Schedule

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17 September, 2021
Karen Livecchia

Hi, Can you please introduce yourself?

Karen Livecchia is an education consultant working within several sectors. She has extensive expertise in academic and business content editing as well as helping students understand and prepare components of an application package using the CommonApp. She has also hosted webinar workshops on how to create unique and memorable college admissions essays.

Additionally, Karen provides customized ESL instruction and educational consulting for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students including standardized test preparation. Her specialties include the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and TOEFL Essentials Test, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) speaking and writing tests as well as the Duolingo English Proficiency Test and Vericant Spoken English Evaluations platforms.

Ability To Work Anywhere Physically And Set Your Own Schedule

What’s your profession, what do you do?

Education Consultant & Test-Prep Instructor

What company do you work for? Are you a freelancer or Digital Nomad?

Freelancer/Consultant @ NYEdits/NYTeaches

How did you start with a remote work journey?

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What do you think are the main benefits of working remotely?

The ability to work anywhere physically and set my own schedule.

Do you think there are disadvantages or that you’re missing something by working remotely?

I've missed being face-to-face with students.

From what cities or countries have you worked since you have become remote? What are your favourite countries or cities to work from?

New York City/Washington DC-area/Seoul-South Korea

From what type of places do you prefer to work? Home, co-working spaces, coffee shops, or others?

I enjoy working from home as well as certain co-working spaces -- I don't even mind a designated space at a public library.

What places would you like to travel to while working remotely?

Western Europe, East Asia, China, Vancouver/Toronto-Canada.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them? Share your remote productivity, communication, management, etc. tips based on your experience!

I must admit I didn't have to overcome too many challenges. But if I had to pinpoint one of them, it would be not enough hours in a day or week to tackle everything I'd planned.

What tools do you use to improve productivity and manage work efficiently?

GoogleWorkspace--in particular Google Drive.

How do you manage your business and taxes as a remote working professional?

I depend on a NY-based tax professional who understands both freelancer/consultant work as well as one who understand expats working beyond the U.S.

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What advice would you give to people looking to work remotely?

Make sure you're up-to-speed with not only your tech devices, but also your skills level and ability to work in environments that are constantly shifting.  Also, be sure to get rest, exercise, and schedule down-time to re-charge!

Would you like to share any interesting stories while you worked remotely? Please share if you can.

I've had a wonderful experience working remotely with students from around the world -- in particular at weekly TOEFL series I do on Clubhouse.

Visit Website: www.nyedits.com

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