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I'm a student majoring in Languages (branch: Linguistics), currently working as a freelance translator. I've recently discovered Dropbox and I'm going to use it for my needs! :)

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Languages List                       Languages with * = learning on my own

Mother Tongue: Italian, Sardinian;
Fluent: English, Spanish;
Less Fluent: French, German, Russian;
Learning: Japanese*, Chinese*, Swedish*, Greek*, Finnish*;
Willing to learn: Welsh, Korean, Dutch, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi [to be continued]

Me gusta el Español.
J'aime le Français.
Deutsch gefällt mir.
Мне нравится Русский язык.
私は日本語が好きです。
我爱中文。
Jag älskar Svenska.


Apr
5
comment Keeping track of multiple plot lines
Can someone add a link to this application? Just searching storyboard doesn't bring up any relevant results.
Apr
3
revised Capitalization of Phrases: One-on-one assistance
fixed list
Apr
3
suggested suggested edit on Capitalization of Phrases: One-on-one assistance
Oct
9
awarded  Yearling
Feb
7
comment Do script readers start at the beginning?
@SF. You're talking about established directors/screenwriters, though. You're guaranteed it works. In case of new scripts you need to be able to have a good beginning. I repeat, I'm not one of those, but considering the amount of things they might read, it's not absurd to think they don't give too much chance to a single script (unless the beginning is good).
Feb
7
comment Do script readers start at the beginning?
@SF. Exactly, so if they see a boring beginning they're more likely to trash the whole script, no? I'm not sure I get your point. :)
Feb
7
comment Do script readers start at the beginning?
@SF. Yes, but there are two things to consider: if you see the same boring beginning on TV, you're going to change channel. In the cinema, you'd be wasting money so you stay. And secondly, watching a movie and reading a script are different things, especially for someone who reads many. I don't know their job, well... But hey, perhaps they occasionally check the middle, who knows. :P
Feb
6
awarded  Commentator
Feb
6
comment Killing off a character: deciding if, when and how
Great, thanks. :)
Feb
6
comment Killing off a character: deciding if, when and how
Note that those options were not invented by me. It's what I found on the internet to be the most common ones being used.
Feb
6
comment Killing off a character: deciding if, when and how
@LaurenIpsum Ahah no, I don't intend killing main characters. I wanted to make the question less attached to my work but since you mentioned it: I'm feeling bad even thinking about killing one. :)
Feb
6
asked Killing off a character: deciding if, when and how
Feb
2
revised It is a sign of bad writing to have many scenes that are disconnected with the main plot?
changed image from vertical to horizontal to save space
Feb
2
suggested suggested edit on It is a sign of bad writing to have many scenes that are disconnected with the main plot?
Oct
15
awarded  Editor
Oct
13
comment Deciding the setting: real or invented?
@Mussri Certainly not the books? Maybe you mean the movies (they are not 100% faithful to the books).
Oct
13
comment Deciding the setting: real or invented?
@Mussri Think about Murder, She wrote with Angela Lansbury/Jessica Fletcher or Hercule Poirot from Agatha Christie's books, or Sherlock Holmes. :)
Oct
12
comment How long is a single-title romance novel supposed to be?
+1 for "Your novel should be as long as it needs to be." I think that's exactly the point.
Oct
11
comment Deciding the setting: real or invented?
Nice theory, and now that you explain it, it's kind of familiar as a way of thinking, and I think I agree.
Oct
11
comment Deciding the setting: real or invented?
Thank you Mussri, this is a really well-thought answer, but I'd like to point out a couple of things: I'm writing crime fiction so I'll be sticking to the real world, no weird magic or effects. Not because I don't like it, and I thought of setting it in some parallel world, but I wanted to write crime fiction, like Murder, She Wrote, or Poirot, or you know what I mean by now. :D So "the world" thing is out of my thoughts now. My concern was the place. Maybe I could choose a real city and just put fictional buildings. I don't know yet...