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    On the side

    "Since 2008 I have been employed as a notary at the XXX & Partners firm. On the side, I am working on a dissertation in the field of family law."

    Is there a more formal equivalent of "on the side"?

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    Re: On the side

    '...in my free time....'

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    Re: On the side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "Since 2008 I have been employed as a notary at the XXX & Partners firm. On the side, I am working on a dissertation in the field of family law."

    Is there a more formal equivalent of "on the side"?

    Thanks!
    Do you mean also since 2008?
    What about "concomitantly"?

    Concomitantly, in my free/spare time I (have worked)(have been working) . . .


    Or do you mean recently:

    Currently, I am concomitantly working . . .
    Currently, I am also working . . .

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    Re: On the side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "Since 2008 I have been employed as a notary at the XXX & Partners firm. On the side, I am working on a dissertation in the field of family law."

    Is there a more formal equivalent of "on the side"?

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    What about "moreover" or "besides"?

    Moreover, I (have been)(am) working (concomitantly) on a dissertation . . .
    Moreover, I (have been)(am) (concomitantly) working on a dissertation . . .

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    Re: On the side

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "Since 2008 I have been employed as a notary at the XXX & Partners firm. On the side, I am working on a dissertation in the field of family law."

    Is there a more formal equivalent of "on the side"?

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    Use "concurrently;" "on the side" is much too informal to use in terms of such an important project. I would also not use "in my spare time," as this diminishes its importance.

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