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I stumbled onto TED while preparing my MBA Final Thesis. I was writing a chapter on plain language, and Google brought me to the TEDTalk of Alan Siegel. I translated it into Dutch, just to get a feeling of how the translation dynamics worked. I liked it so much that I decided to try to 'make a small contribution' by becoming a TED Translator. Since I'm a true philologist (word-lover), this is in fact just fun to me. In the process, I have come across zillions of interesting ideas, and interesting people.

Els De Keyser, Dutch, French and Italian TED Translator


Slang ist der durchgescheuerte Hosenboden der Sprache.

—Truman Capote