What's Up @ TEC! March/April 2014 Edition

by Beth McAuley

Published at 2014-03-24

It’s hard to believe that the first three months of 2014 are heading into the fourth. Spring for most of us still hasn’t arrived, but hope springs eternal, and won’t it be grand when it arrives? And with it comes some great conferences—The Editors’ Association of Canada’s annual conference is in Toronto this June, and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians will be at the University of Toronto in late May. In the meantime, we’ve been keeping busy on many new projects—academic works, business reports, promotional materials, independent writing projects, magazines, and journals. Plus, our editing team has undergone some changes. In this edition of What’s Up @ TEC! I’d like to begin with some introductions.
Introducing the Newest Members of Our Editing Team
Barbara Kamienski joins us as our Academic/Non-Fiction Editor & Indexer. Barbara has strong experience editing and proofreading a wide range of subjects in academic and non-fiction publishing, along with indexing of cookbooks and non-fiction trade books.
Lesley-Anne Longo will be joining our team in early April as our Social Media Editor & Non-Fiction Editor. Lesley-Anne will be focusing on building our business social media, contributing to our blog content, and assisting on copyediting and proofreading projects.
Karen Kemlo will be joining us in April as an Intern. Karen’s background is in research and writing for television. She is in the process of developing her copy-editing and proofreading skills and is completing her certificate in publishing at Ryerson University.
After two and a half years, Max Baru has left TEC to give his full attention to his graduate studies in linguistics. Max has been instrumental in building TEC’s social media profile and networks. We wish Max much success with his ongoing studies.
For more on our team of professional editors, please visit our Team page. We promise that Lesley-Anne and Karen’s bios will be posted there by April 3.
Writers Support ClIENT TO BE PUBLISHED       
We are pleased to announce that our client Linda Rosenbaum has been offered a publishing contract for her manuscript tentatively titled A Complicated Love: Navigating the Adopted Realities of Motherhood. We assisted Linda in editing and shaping her memoir, which tells her story of raising her adopted son born with FAS. Her book will be published by Demeter Press in January 2015. Congratulations, Linda!
copy-Editing Projects Now Published
Modern Italian Poets: Translators of the Impossible by Jacob S.D. Blakesley (University of Toronto Press, 2014). 
Looking West: Regional Transformation and the Future of Canada by Loleen Berdahl and Roger Gibbins (University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, 2014).
*Academic Journal Editing
Our academic editors are pleased to announce that we are copy editing articles for the spring 2014 issue of Canadian Journal of Education. Once the editing is completed in March and April, we will be laying out the articles with InDesign and giving them a final proof before they are posted to CJE online.  
*Academic Book Manuscripts
We’ve begun copy editing a new manuscript for UTP: a translation of Vincenzo Cuoco’s Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revolution of 1799. We are checking first and second pages for two other UTP projects, taking them one step closer to publication: The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign and  Italian Women Writers: Gender and Everyday Life in Fiction and Journalism, 1870–1910.
As well, we are working with a global studies scholar helping her to revise her dissertation into a full-length academic book manuscript.
*Academic Journal Articles
We have had the pleasure of working with several scholars in the field of education whose articles are going forth for publication. Their topics have focused on the role of community in online learning; communication effectiveness and complexity of acquired knowledge; and constructing and applying science and technology knowledge in everyday life in developing countries.
Our latest business projects have included proofreading an annual report for our financial equity client; proofreading several brochures and case studies for our client Dee Cipher B2B Marketing; and editing a white paper for a consultant in the field of infection prevention in hospitals.
We are pleased to announce that we will be embarking on a web-based writing and editing project with Supply Chain Management Canada in the early spring. The SCMA was formerly known as the Purchasing Management Association of Canada.
Our Ongoing Commitment
As academic editors, we understand just how critical the “publish or perish” requirement is for academic writers. As business editors, we know that projects can come up at the last minute. For both our academic and business clients, we do our best to schedule last-minute editing and proofreading projects into our weekly workflow. Please don’t hesitate to contact us when you are faced with a last-minute deadline and need our copy editing and proofreading assistance.
In early March, we proofread the spring issue of Dolce Vita Magazine, and we are now editing articles for Dolce City Life Magazine’s April/May 2014 issue. 
Self-publishing projects that have crossed our desks in the late winter months include the copy editing of a compelling family history/memoir written by an author who escaped from Ethiopia with her family in the 1970s, and copy editing and proofreading a diet and exercise program tried and tested by the author and tailored for those who don’t want to give up their “North American” eating habits.
We continue copy editing the memoir for a client that details his escape to London from Germany during the Second World War where he launched a professional career that took him around the world.
Our March 2014 eNewsletter has just been released. If you’d like to have the eNewsletter sent to your inbox each month, you can subscribe by going to our main page and fill out the subscription box in the sidebar.
In addition to managing our eNewsletter, Mary Ann is also managing our cultural/industry social media networks and will continue tweeting on all things editorial. Lesley-Anne will be building our business Twitter network and maintaining our Pinterest and LinkedIn pages.
Your comments are welcome at Twitter. Visit us on Facebook. And for more on the business front, follow Beth on Twitter @BethAMcAuley.

Contact us any time! We'd be happy to discuss your project with you.