What's Up @ TEC! January/February Edition

by Beth McAuley

Published at 2015-01-20

Happy New Year to all! We hope you had a safe, meaningful, and enjoyable holiday season, and that getting back to the usual grind hasn’t been too arduous. 

Here at The Editing Company, we enjoyed a “Holiday Adventure” that took us to Ben McNally Books on Bay Street for an afternoon of browsing and book shopping, followed by an early dinner at The Gabardine: Fine Grub and Libations Restaurant. We also cut out early on New Year’s Eve and celebrated the year ahead with few glasses of chilled Prosecco. 

We are back into our regular schedule and picking up our usual editorial steam. Give us a call with your proofreading, editing, indexing, formatting, or consultation projects. We look forward to editing with you in the weeks and months ahead.

A New Resource for Authors

As a new year’s gift, we completed the writing and production of our second eBook: The Author’s Guide to the Pre-Publishing Editing Process. This well-written, comprehensive guide walks you through those next essential steps you need to take between completing your manuscript and finding a publisher, such as:

  • the different types of editing your manuscript may need 
  • how to find a good editor 
  • how to determine your target audience 
  • managing your expectations 
  • building a good author–relationship
  • deciding on self-publishing or traditional publishing
  • planning for the financial costs
  • and more!

If you are new to the editing process, this guide will demystify the process and give you the information you need to successfully prepare your project for publication. If you’re an experienced author, this guide provides a quick overview and then some!

For additional assistance with your writing, don’t forget to download Tips from the Editors: Grammar & Usage Guide. A fun compilation of grammar tips originally published in in our monthly eNewsletter. 

Academic Book & Journal Projects: Edited & Published

More Than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics, Richard Menkis and Harold Troper (UTP, April 2015).

Canadian Journal of Education, Vol. 37, No. 4 (December 2014).
think: The Lola Stein Institute Journal, #16, Fall/Winter 2014/2015.


Academic Indexes Underway


New Academic Copy Editing Projects

Academic Journal Editing
Canadian Journal of Education 38:1 is now in editing and is slated for publication in March 2015.
We’ve edited a number of journal articles for our academic clients, which include a series of academic articles on reality television and documentaries; the struggle facing Ethiopian and Eritrean youth as they shape their sense of identity in the diaspora; and an economic analysis of value capture theory. 

Academic Book Manuscripts
We have completed the copy editing of Grey Owl: The Writer and the Myths (U of Manitoba, 2015); We Were Called Greenies: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Canada (U of Manitoba, 2015); Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada’s Labour Market (U of Manitoba, 2015); Outsiders Still: Why Women Journalists Love – and Leave – Their Newspaper Careers (UTP, 2015); Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-electricity during the Second World War (UTP, 2015); and The Myth of the Born Criminal (UTP, 2015).

We have started copy editing Indigenous Men and Masculinities (U of Manitoba Press, 2015). 

Substantive Editing

We have completed the substantive editing of an anthology commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and how it has shaped (or not) press freedoms. Plus, we continue our work with an author on the substantive editing of her manuscript that explores the world of the sideshow in Canada. 

Non-Fiction Book Editing

Explore St. Mark’s Coptic Museum: An Illustrated Introduction by Helene Moussa, Volunteer Museum Curator, has been edited and is now in production.  It is slated for publication in March 2015. Visit the Museum’s website. 

Business Copy Editing & Proofreading

We continue to proof small projects for financial and marketing clients, as well as editing business communications and various reports for professional executives. We are also editing a policy paper for a local university, and we are in discussions with a Canadian outerwear company that has approached us to proofread catalogue materials.  

Business Indexing

We are soon to begin the indexing of a resource guide for artists who are developing their careers and building financial independence.   

Copy Editing & Proofreading Magazines

City Life’s Jan/Feb issue is underway.  

Self-Publishing Book Editing Projects

We are in discussions with a few new self-publishing authors and may be working on a few new projects in the coming weeks. We are pleased that, after two years of editing and revising, we are in the final stages of completing our client’s memoir that details his escape to London from Germany during the Second World War and recounts his professional career that took him around the world.  

eNewsletter & Social Media

We're finishing up our January/February eNewsletter, so keep an eye out! If you’d like to have our next eNewsletter sent to your inbox each month, you can subscribe by sending an email to
We continue to build our cultural social media networks on our Twitter account. You can visit and "like" us on Facebook to see news of what we're up to, as well as interesting content we like to share. And for more on the business front, follow Beth on Twitter @BethAMcAuley

Happy New Year from Our Editing Team!

Barbara Kamienski, Academic/Non-Fiction Editor & Indexer
Lesley-Anne Longo, Social Media Editor/Non-Fiction Editor 
Melissa MacAulay, Academic Editor
Beth McAuley, Owner/Senior Editor of The Editing Company