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Bulgarian, English, Russian

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TEDGlobal 2012, TEDActive 2011, TEDActive 2010

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Mihail Stoychev
Posted over 3 years ago
How can we improve the TED translations project?
Usually before reviewing a work I know what to expect. Since I know most of the translators' style it takes anywhere from 2 to 20 hrs or even more for a review. I remember a case of a translator doing an absolutely free translate. Messages followed and we resolved the issue. It is the different style of translations I guess. I think it is important that the translators have been to an English speaking country or have had at least a contact from such, because there are so many things that cannot be easily translated keeping the original intent of the speaker. I greatly agree with the idea of Els de Keyser about Dotsub. I have discussed it with the founder of dotSub a couple of times but I guess they did not fully accomplish it. I also suggested that whenever there are some changes from both sides the translator can actually go through the reviewer's work. There should be more chat between the two so that the product at the end is of best help to the people who watch the TED talk.
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Mihail Stoychev
Posted over 3 years ago
Should anyone be able to upload their TEDTalk to TED.com?
There is the TEDu that we had on the last TED conference. Yet, it is curated and from what I heard people spend a lot of time preparing for it. Not that a webtalk could not be spend a lot of time on, but wont have the same effect. I think the idea is a double edged sword. As of myself I think I'd be more on the "no" side. It is so amazing and awesome that TED is expanding and adding more features which help spread ideas, but this may be dangerous. We all know what user content one may find on youtube and I certainly dont want to see TED as becoming a sort of youtube.
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Mihail Stoychev
Posted over 3 years ago
What does it mean to be authentic?
. I guess being authentic is a mixture of properly expressing your feelings, thoughts and matching them with the corresponding actions.However I think authenticity can and should only be given as a quality by yourself to yourself.