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Location: Jakarta
Gender: Female
Born: January 14
Interests: reading, writing, traveling
Member: Standard
Joined: May 2009
Hi, this is an upgraded version of my profile:

I'm a free lance writer, translator and editor based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I do my job mostly in my own language, but once in a while I get assignments in English too. Since becoming a Fanstory member two years ago (starting May 2009) writing in English became less and less a problem to me.

My love for the English language originated far back in my past, when my siblings and I had a live-in teacher, an Englishman who taught us his language, told us stories, and even subscribe us to a couple of British comics.

This interest grew when, after high school, I studied at the Faculty of Letters, English Department.

After graduation I landed several 'odd' jobs until I got the one of my dreams, as writer/editor of a teenage magazine. During my long career in the media, I stayed in the group of magazines, moving from one magazine to the other. I was most fulfilled when I became editor-in-chief of a parenting magazine, which enabled me to visit other parenting magazines in Germany, the Netherlands, and USA.

It was during my early employment in this group that I became attracted to story writing. At first it was to fill in the pages, but later on it became a favorite pastime and a need. I also published a collection of short stories and two short novels.

At present I live only with my husband, as our two children have already had families of their own. Once in a while I spend some time with my three granddaughters, now aged 10, nearly 7 and nearly 5, telling them stories and sharing with them the wonder of words.
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Belinda: Hi, friends. I've been here for exactly two years now. I don't know whether I have grown as a person besides getting older. But one thing for sure: your reviews, comments, corrections, support, have made me a better writer. It does not necessarily mean I write better posts (it's not for me to judge), but day by day I find it easier for me to write in English! And guess what? On this particular day I get a surprise: I win the Light and Sweet poetry contest! For everything, I thank you all so much!
May 24, 2011 at 7:51PM
    pixiemillie: Congratulations, Belinda on your win in this contest.
    August 28, 2011 at 9:47PM
    Belinda: Hi, Pixie, I'm so glad. Thanks so much for your interest in my work and for congratulating me...
    August 28, 2011 at 10:09PM
    bdumalili: Congratulations Belinda!May your writings inspire others to learn more about poetry writing.
    April 27, 2014 at 11:13PM

Belinda: Hi, all. I've just upgraded my profile. I'm still me, of course. I just want to refresh this page and myself, after being absent from the site for two months. Now I'm back ... :)
May 6, 2011 at 11:39PM

FanStory wrote to Belinda: Congratulations! We Will Love Him Together is the new Story of the Month!
April 28, 2010 at 12:07AM
    Belinda: Thanks so much to the judges (Fanstory) and the voters (my dear friends). This is a great honor to me.
    April 28, 2010 at 12:38AM
    another jim: Good for you, Belinda! Congratulations!
    April 28, 2010 at 8:23AM
    Belinda: Thanks so much, Jim. I'm so thrilled. One of the highlights of my life as a writer...
    April 28, 2010 at 6:31PM
    amel: Congratulation Kayla's, Karen and Icha's Enma. Wow, so glad to hear that.
    April 28, 2010 at 9:47PM
    fionageorge: Hi Belinda - congratulations on a wonderful win. This was a beautiful and poignant story. I am thrilled for you. Love, Marijke
    April 29, 2010 at 5:45AM
    Belinda: Hi Amel, Marijke, I'm so glad both of you share my happiness and surprise in winning the Story of the Month. This is great. Thanks so much, my dear friends...
    April 29, 2010 at 8:59PM
    luna: Congratulations, Belinda! Quite an accomplishment!
    April 30, 2010 at 7:36AM
    Belinda: Hi Luna, thanks for taking notice and congratulating me. Lucky me, right?
    May 2, 2010 at 7:17AM
    prophetess: Yeah right Belinda, are you trying to get people kicked off with your contest? LoLoL!!! I wouldn't suggest that people voice their true opinions if it's anything other than positive. Sounds good though and good luck with it. Just my opinion.
    September 2, 2010 at 3:23PM
    September 4, 2010 at 8:00PM
    Belinda: Hi, Prophetess. You mean, the contest about contests? No, of course I don't want any of FS members to get kicked off. I'm just curious. On top a that, the more opinions the better, right?
    September 6, 2010 at 3:08AM
    Belinda: Tati, what are you saying?
    September 6, 2010 at 3:09AM
    desanna: I don't know about anyone else but I for 1 especially love ( mamma's girl)
    September 7, 2010 at 8:26PM
    Belinda: I'm so happy you like it, Desanna!
    September 13, 2010 at 6:10AM
    Alexander E Poet: BROOKLYN Poet QQ. Thank you. !Happy New Year !!!
    December 11, 2010 at 8:08AM
    Jeannee DeWolfe: I have to ask a question. When you get a publishing offer what do you think is a good percentage to give them, or a good percentage that they give you?

    I have received an offer and I am confused. I'm not sure I like the percentage breakdown.

    Feel free to private message me if you wish.

    Thank you
    July 23, 2011 at 8:18PM
    SEEMOON: hi????belinda,,,,,,,,,help me
    September 2, 2014 at 3:45PM

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