Happy New Year—with a few shout-outs to TED Translators

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Happy 2018, everyone!

Here at TED Translators, we’re well-aware of the tremendous amount of work our volunteers put into each and every TED Talk translation in order to spread novel ideas and indispensable knowledge around the world. Even so, we always appreciate when folks outside the translation community express their gratitude for TED Translators’ continuous efforts; such shout-outs go a long way toward reaffirming the mission of our volunteers, as well as inspiring them to keep plugging away.

Recently, TED Speakers Roger Antonsen and Carol Fishman Cohen reached out to us with generous thanks for helping their respective talks, “Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world” and “How to get back to work after a career break”, each hit about two million views to date. Here’s what Roger told us:

To have your words—indeed your spoken words—translated into so many languages, most of which you don’t speak yourself, is thrilling and fascinating, and I’m so grateful for all the time the translators and reviewers have put into my talk. It’s exciting to know that your words can reach more people, in particular those with hearing impairment, simply because they are transcribed and translated. Thank you, translators and reviewers!

And here’s Carol’s thank-you on the TED Translators Facebook group page.

As we head into another year chock-full of TED and TEDx gatherings, accolades like Roger’s and Carol’s will certainly add fuel to TED Translators’ fire to continue their vital work.

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