The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. (Albert Einstein)
I’m Jon Evans. I was born in the UK. I moved to Costa Rica over 10 years ago and I live near San Isidro del General, Perez Zeledón with my wife and two children. My first language is English; I speak and write Spanish fluently. My day begins when the sky first turns light at around 5:30am.
What do I do?
I divide my time between four primary areas of work:
- WordPress website design and webmastery
- Online marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO)
- Data science and stastical analysis
- Spanish to English written translations
At different times in my life I have done more or less of each of these. I designed my first website in 1999 while at the University of Bath studying for Mathematical Sciences degree. I think it said, “Radiohead” in big red letters, which at the time was my favourite music band. I began translating while teaching English in San Jose between 2002 and 2006. My data analysis career began in the fraud prevention department of a bank and continues now with clients in the UK rail industry. My role in an affiliate marketing company that promotes brands in a highly competitive niche has been largely about on-site SEO but has included some outreach and social networking too.
Above all, I am passionately curious. But I am also driven by creating value for the people I work with. In every venture I am involved in, the key question is: “What is the core value in this business and how can I best contribute?” The answer determines the project specification.
This page is also available in: Spanish