A client says: “Gary did an excellent job ahead of schedule! Very pleased and I will use again in the future”
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Gary Cox left a successful academic career in the US to design and conduct travel opportunities worldwide. Based in Chicago and central Europe, he designs custom travel and themed tours through his websites, and every aspect of his varied career involves some kind of writing. He has written scholarship, fiction, humor, readers' guides, literary criticism and reviews, translations, even technical materials. Gary's doctorate is in...
Apr 24, 2015|Russian <-> English Translation|$55|Completed
Dec 24, 2014|Children's Writing|$4,242|Working
Nov 20, 2014|Translation|$164|Completed
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Dec 17, 2013|Academic Writing|$501|Completed
a blog from The Odyssey Club, with ideas on worldwide travel experiences themed on the...
Selections from "The (Mostly True) Story about How Lev Nikolaevich (almost) Met...
Selection from "Shootout at 'Truth' Corral -- Big Woody Is Gunning for Big...
An excerpt from Dostoevskians in Darwinland, Gary Cox's book on Slavic prehistory.
The academic writing of Gary Cox has covered not only all periods and genres of Russian literature, but also the history and culture of all of Europe and his native America, not to mention philosophy, music history, art history, and theater. He has also published fiction and humor, readers' guides to great books, program notes for theatrical productions, and practical guides for language learners. He has taught English as a second language for native speakers of Japanese, Russian, Czech, Slovak, and German, and has taught English writing skills (including Business English) for Americans both in the classroom and online. His online teaching has also included the fields of History and Philosophy.
Gary Cox's Russian is "near native", and he translates from Russian into English and from English into Russian. The range of his translations has been broad, including diverse topics: literature, history, music, culture, business, medical, legal documents, oil and gas, popular psychology, and more. He has also translated fiction.
In recent years, he has turned to travel themes. His website Gary's Going My Way (www.garysgoingmyway.com) offers custom travel, shaped to clients' wishes, just as his writing can be shaped to your interests as a client. The blog The Odyssey Club (theodysseyclub.wordpress.com) posts ideas for exciting tours based on great literature from around the world, tours Dr. Gary can create once there is a sufficient base of customer interest in a particular tour...
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2007 - Present
Living in Bratislava, Slovakia, Gary Cox founded the independent tourism consultancy Vox Nova Danubia, later Gary's Going My Way (www.garysgoingmyway.com), with the following activities;
Tour Director, Tauck World Discovery
2006 - 2008
Directed tours in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria. Lectured and sang for...
2001 - 2006
A variety of temporary and part-time jobs:
1. Taught Russian language and literature for 3 Denver area universities.
2. Led summer program in Prague for Colorado U/Denver.
3. Designed and...
Gary Cox, Associate Professor with Tenure
Director of Russian Studies, Southern Methodist U.
1981 - 2001
Designed, implemented, administered, and taught in Russian Area Studies and Russian Language programs for mid-sized private university. Supervised interdisciplinary teaching team of professors from...
Doctor of Philosophy
1973 - 1978
1971 - 1973
Earlham College, Richmond IN
Bachelor of Arts
1965 - 1969