Featured QC: Sofiya399

We'd like to introduce you to a very special member of the Viki community, who hails from the United States and has been on Viki since November, 2011. She goes by Sofiya399 and you might see her around the K-Pop channels and Taiwanese dramas. She's a fan of SM Entertainment boy groups, so drop by her profile and send her a picture of Super Junior M, EXO, and Hangeng to brighten her day. Here are her Sofiya399's answers to the Featured QC Questionnaire, so you can learn a little bit more about her:

When did you join Viki?

How have you contributed to channels on Viki?
Segmenter, Subtitler, Editor, Moderator, Manager.

How did you discover Viki, and how did you get started as a contributor?
I was first attracted to Viki through a friend who sent me a link to a drama. It wasn't until my junior year when I actually started contributing. I started out as a Korean translator and moved into being an overall translator. I taught myself how to segment, making sure that everything was timed perfectly, and only when I perfected it, I actually started segmenting for dramas. Somewhere in between, I started managing and moderating for different dramas. I love being able to work with the variety of people and contributing to dramas that some of my favorite actors are in. It's a great feeling when a project is fully completed.

Tell us a story about the Viki community.
I remember my first project as Channel Manager. It was just over the summer for the drama Alice In Wonder City (Taiwanese). The first episode was a complete disaster. It came out at around 12PM EST, but no one was able to help out during that time, so I ended up doing almost the whole thing by myself. After that, though, our drama got more attention from contributors. A lot more people were willing to help out. It was actually through this drama that I met a lot of people that I still talk to, not only on Viki, but on Facebook and Twitter. They turned from being my co-contributors to being some friends that I will never forget.

If you could offer any advice to a new community member, what would it be?
Always check the Channel's front page for information on how to contribute and don't be afraid to ask to join a team. You have to start somewhere, and the managers and moderators understand that. So, don't be shy!

Who is your favorite actor, and why?
My favorite actor would probably have to be Jae Hee. I actually started watching dramas when I was little, starting with Winter Sonata, because my mom used to swap dramas with her friends. It wasn't until I watched Delightful Girl Choon Hyang that I finally started to explore dramas by myself. You could say that he was the one who brought me into the "K-Drama world." His performance in it is truly unforgettable and the drama is still, to this day, one of my favorites.

Jae Hee is Sofiya399's favorite actor. Watch him in May Queen!