What's Up @ TEC! February/March 2016 Edition

by Beth McAuley

Published at 2016-01-26

Happy 2016! The end of the year allowed us to take some time to rest, relax, and recharge. We hope your holidays were great and, like us, you are now getting back into the swing of things.  


December marked the publication of our first Academic Newsletter, which contains resources, calls for papers, and a list of our most recent projects, specifically tailored to our academic clients. Look for the next installment of this bimonthly newsletter in February.


With the New Year comes a series of new blogs from our editors. Chris’s lament about holiday overindulgences struck a chord with many of us who are still recovering from inordinate amounts of food, drink, and family time over the holiday season. Lesley-Anne tackles the topic of the pitch line and explains why every writer needs one. Melissa offers up a handy table of punctuation tips to remind you of some fundamental rules to help your writing. And Beth’s whimsical triptych describes her chance encounters with Margaret Atwood over the years, inspired by having seen Ms. Atwood on the TTC in December.


We look forward to starting this year with great challenges and projects, and list a few of them below to highlight the dynamic editing, indexing, and proofreading projects we have completed and are just getting underway.


Academic Book & Journal Projects: Edited & Published


Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadianne de l’éducation 38.4 (Winter 2015).


Canada's Rural Majority: Households, Environments, and Economies, 1870–1940, By R.W. Sandwell (UTP, 2016).


Global Inequality, Ken McGill (UTP, Higher Education, 2016).


Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies, edited by Gordon DiGiacomo (UTP, Higher Education, 2016)


Think: The Lola Stein Institute Journal (Fall 2015).



New Academic Copy Editing Projects 

Academic Book Manuscripts & Papers

We have taken on another 400-page manuscript with UTP. This one recounts the history of women diarists in nineteenth-century New Brunswick. As well, we are busy with a number of journal articles sent to us by our academic clients that focus on mental health care in India; health in the circumpolar region; and taxes and contracts.


We have just completed an anthology focusing on interdisciplinary food studies for the University of Manitoba Press.



John Borrows, author of Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism (UTP, 2016), has hired us to prepare the back-of-the-book index.


Substantive Editing 

We are working with an author on a dissertation-to-book project that looks at the governance of water systems in three Canadian case studies.


Non-Fiction Editing 

One of our recent clients is a Toronto-based journalist who writes regular blogs in the field of human rights and social justice. We have the pleasure of editing his work before it goes to publication.


We are completing the editing of a collection of inspirational tips that focus on accomplishing personal goals, and completing a line edit of a memoir for an author who recounts living in Hungary under the late Communist regime.


Business Copy Editing & Proofreading 

We continue to proofread annual reports, website copy, and other materials for our business clients Deloitte, Celestica, and Greybrook Realty Partners. The proofreading of SCMA training materials for the organization’s certification program will continue until late March.


Self-Publishing Book Editing Projects 

We are copy editing a new client’s manuscript on the history of technology and inventions before it goes to publication.


eNewsletter & Social Media 

Be sure to pick up a copy of our January eNewsletter. If you haven’t subscribed and would like to, subscribe by going to our homepage’s sidebar and clicking on the Subscribe button.


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From all of us here at TEC, thanks so much for your ongoing support. We wish you all the best for 2016!


Beth McAuley, Owner/Senior Editor

Lesley-Anne Longo, Social Media Editor/Non-Fiction Editor 

Barbara Kamienski, Academic/Non-Fiction Editor & Indexer

Chris Cameron, Academic/Non-Fiction Editor

Melissa MacAulay, Academic Editor