Teddy Fres

Freelance translator ( English, Spanish)
Santiago De Chile, Chile

About Teddy

Bio

"I'm probably not making any money, nor I'm the most monetarily successful translator on Earth, but as volunteer translator I feel fine. I am fulfilled."
Blogger at http://translapocalypse.wordpress.com

Languages

English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise

Music, Chemistry, Environment , Economy, agronomy, Education , Forestry, Agriculture and Nature, Environment & Energy

I'm passionate about

Music and painting, reading and writing.

Talk to me about

Everything. If I don't know something I'm always open to learn about it.

People don't know I'm good at

writing stories.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Teddy Fres
Posted about 1 year ago
Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudy with a chance of joy
I think this talk was one of the best talks I watched while I followed the webcast of TEDGlobal 2013. I was watching this talk with my girlfriend and we were amazed by the pictures. Now, from time to time, I gaze at the sky and smile, because the sky is ours.
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Teddy Fres
Posted over 1 year ago
Leslie Morgan: A universal translator for surgeons
I've always thought, as a translator, that machine translations are not as good as translations done by a professional translator. I don't criticize the work done by Mr. Schwaitzberg, but sometimes the accuracy, fluency, grammar, syntax and coherence are not achieved by machine translations that most of the time have so many flaws.
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Teddy Fres
Posted over 1 year ago
Colin Powell: Kids need structure
At least, here in Chile, that's what kids tell you when you ask them why did they leave school. They even sell drugs to get money, because they say "you study for almost a hundred years to get a degree, then you want to have a job and money, and you won't get it". I know maybe it's difficult to believe, but young people are thinking this wrong way. And as you say, maybe some don't feel challenged enough, but I think those are just a few.
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Teddy Fres
Posted over 1 year ago
Colin Powell: Kids need structure
Hello. This is my first comment here on TED. Well, I'm Chilean, and in this country teachers are not respected at all. Kids since they enter kindergarten are disrespectful to their teachers, they don't listen, they are rude, don't care about what the teacher is talking about. I'm not saying all Chilean students behave this way, but mostly the low-income ones, they even threaten teachers! I think what Mr. Powell is proposing should be considered in my country, specially in public schools, because teaching those children is almost a "lost war". Plus, giving them this kind of instruction and learning, they will not be leaving school to go to steal and rob, as most low-income kids here in Chile do. They rather go to rob or mug, because is easier than learning something at school.