Hi, I'm Simon Hamilton. Welcome to my profile!
Simon Hamilton's Bio:
Simon Hamilton has lived most of his adult life in France. Despite being an all-round infovore, his main interest lies in language, and for the past 25 years has been interpreting and translating for market research (focus groups, IDIs, ethnos, shopalongs, reports, toplines, screeners, etc.). In his "copious" spare time, he writes a bit (http://frogologue.com/en/publications), and is currently finishing a book on the French language.
Simon Hamilton's Experience:
Freelance market-research translator/interpreter at Freelance1990 - 2008
Starting in 1990 with a job interpreting groups on Haagen-Dazs ice-creams, then building up speed and experience for the next 18 years translating nigh-on every topic under the sun.
Freelance Translator/Interpreter at Freelance1989 - 1990
External translator, revisor, rewriter and/or interpreter for INIST-CNRS (institute for scientific and technical research of the national center for scientific research); INRA (French national institute for agricurltual research); BRG (bureau of genetic resources), CEA (atomic energy commission), and one or two more ;o)
In-house translator and language consultant at SVP 11 111988 - 1989
Routine commercial and technical translation, nomenclatures, terminology, consultancy services in English-language style, usage...
General Manager at FrogologueJanuary 2008
A random selection of everyday market-research focus groups or IDIs: Purina ProCare o Cosmetics research o Nivea Sapphire Visage DNAge o Powerade o Bridgestone o L'Oreal: Image & Satisfaction o Volkswagen Polo o Blackberry o Algoflash o EDF o Hall's o Signal toothpaste o Miror / Argentil o Fitness Cereals o Epilation study o Samsung website usability o Ducros o Vahine pre-test o Tassimo... Selection of recent medical topics: Dolutegravir + Epzicom (abacavir, lamivudine) in HIV o Viread o Pertuzumab o Vemurafenib, BRAF inhibitor in metastatic melanoma o Pertuzumab o Psoriasis o Hospital sterilisation equipment...
Simon Hamilton's Education:
The Nottingham Trent University1981 – 1984