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Simon Hanington

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Chief Operating Officer

Phone: (613) ***-****  HQ Phone
The BackDRAFT Corporation
9 Gurdwara Road -Suite 101
Ottawa , Ontario k2e 7x6

Company Description: The BackDRAFT Corporation was the first company to offer writing training to its clients as an integral component of an enterprise-wide quality-management system....   more

Employment History

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BackDRAFT Corporation | Corporate Writing Training in Ottawa, 25 Feb 2015 [cached]
Simon Hanington Chief Operations Officer
After eight years of a fast-track technology career, Simon Hanington emerged as a systems architect with hands-on knowledge of programming, network design, technical development and troubleshooting. As CTO of BackDRAFT Corporation, Simon oversaw the development of the company's flagship application, and directed programming and graphic design teams in the creation of a robust product that is fast, flexible and scalable for global roll-out. As a senior production executive with sister company Stiff Sentences Inc., Simon led the retooling of that company to adopt an enterprise-wide systems approach, thereby enabling several significant contract wins in the international writing marketplace. Now as COO of BackDRAFT Corporation, Simon will ensure that all company systems scale to meet the demands of rapid growth.
Simon Hanington, VP ..., 13 Jan 2015 [cached]
Simon Hanington, VP Operations, Stiff Sentences Inc.
Simon Hanington, VP Operations, Stiff Sentences Inc. - January 13, 2015
Loose Cannon: Constipated Mommies and Plush Upholstery, 17 July 2005 [cached]
"They are communicating a message different from the one they intended," says Simon Hanington, COO of BackDraft (, a professional writing consultancy based in Ottawa, ONT.
This is only one example of 40 common fumbles that account for 95% of writers' troubles, as characterized by BackDraft.According to Hanington, the blunder came when the company lost control of how the mailing piece's recipient perceived the message.
For Hanington, what actually comes across is the company's sloppiness, making the customer wonder whether the company was even describing its furniture accurately, or how it might handle a shipping error.
While BackDraft employees will ultimately follow any rule they are given, "We pummel them with better knowledge," says Hanington.
One client asked Hanington to demonstrate the past pluperfect subjunctive tense, and was rewarded with both an example of it and a discourse on why it passed out of the English language in 1410.
If the two-year-old company doesn't work out, Hanington has a backup plan to support himself.The department store Zellers used to feature signs in its lobby proclaiming "This store has been equipped with an electronic shoplifting device."
As Hanington put it, such a machine would relieve him of the need to work for a living, and probably could be programmed not to rat him out to the authorities.
Lawrence and Margaret Dickenson 2007, 26 Sept 2007 [cached]
Simon Hanington, BackDRAFT Corporation, Chief Operations Officer
Simon Hanington, VP ..., 13 Jan 2015 [cached]
Simon Hanington, VP Operations, Stiff Sentences Inc. - January 13, 2015
Simon Hanington, VP Operations, Stiff Sentences Inc.
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