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And finally I find time to introduce myself. I'm very sorry for not doing it earlier.

Думаешь, у тебя полно работы? Попробуй управлять Вселенной. (с) Хаус

I must say I really never know what to say when I have to introduce myself. Well... I'm twenty years old, I've been studying English since I was five. I am a freelance translator of fiction and editor of English textbooks (and some other even less interesting books). I used to be a student of the School of Foreign Languages at the National University of Kharkiv, but by the second year of education it became clear that, even though it was the Translation Department, they were mostly preparing us to become teachers (e.g., everyone had to work at some school or other for three terms to get a diploma etc). Now, I do teach English to some kids occasionally, but this is so not what I would like to do for the rest of my life. So I left the university and am now a proud student of the local Academy of Culture, the Department of Publishing Business (I have just got the news that I'm in, you may congratulate me:)))). English is still very much a part of my life, though. First of all, most of my jobs are connected to it. Also, I read in English a lot, I watch movies and tv-shows in English and anime with English subtitres. I'm a wannabe writer, and I write stories in English, as well as an occasional piece of poetry (but my English poetry sucks:)).

If I say so myself, my grammar is far from bad, I can spot mistakes easily and I have a pretty good grasp on the language. But my vocabulary is more poor than I would like it to be, unfortunately; I also have spelling problems sometimes. All in all, I still have a great way to go. I really hope that this community will help me to improve my English skills, I count on it :).

Pleased to meet you all!

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Sort of an intro. :)

Kleo Scanti
Spread your wings and fly!
Hi! I really like the idea of this community, so here I am.

I'm currently living in Moscow, but it may change in the following months.
I've been learning the English language since childhood. I started with self-study books, then had been going to the Diplomatic Academy courses for 2,5 years, then had spent almost three months in Oxford, and now I'm mastering my language skills by myself again.
I've got FCE, CAE and IELTS (General Module) Certificates, so if you have any questions about these exams, feel free to ask me.

Generally I'm interested in anime (and slightly less than that in the Japanese culture in whole), reading (from glamorous books like "The Devil Wears Prada" to fantasy books to non-fictional historical books), modern cinema, travelling (seeing new places is one of my top priorities when I should decide what to do) and many more (which can be found in my profile).

I've also got two journals in English. One is dedicated to anime, another is dedicated to my non-anime interests. If someone's intersted, I'll post the links.

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