TEDGlobal 2013, TEDGlobal 2012, TEDActive 2012
Areas of Expertise
Law, Classic Literature and Civilization, Early music
I'm passionate about
learning -- both the process and the result
languages and communication
People don't know I'm good at
writing silly lyrics for songs to be performed on special occasions.
My TED story
I stumbled onto TED while preparing my MBA Final Thesis. I was writing a chapter on plain language, and Google brought me to Alan Siegel's talk. 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.