What's Up @ TEC! May/June Edition

by Beth McAuley

Published at 2014-05-11

Finally! Spring has arrived in Toronto, and with it comes a host of professional conferences: the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women runs from May 22 to 25; the Editors’ Association of Canada’s Conference is scheduled for June 6 to 8; the Indexing Society’s annual conference is June 5 and 6; and Book Summit is on June 19. For more info, visit our homepage.
Meanwhile, here at The Editing Company we have pulled out our bicycles, donned our lighter jackets, and set our sights on the coming summer months. We’ve been keeping busy and look forward to a productive spring. Here is a quick update of our recent and ongoing projects in academic editing, business proofreading, magazine proofreading, journal editing and layout, and polishing of manuscripts for self-publishing authors.
A SAMPLE OF copy-Editing Projects Now Published
Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada by Wendy Chan and Dorothy Chunn (University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, 2014).
Introducing Archaeology, Second Edition by Robert J. Muckle (University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, July 2014).
Well-Heeled: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Rich by Lesley-Anne Scorgie (Dundurn Press, 2014).  
The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign by Franco Ricci (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Division, July 2014).
*Academic & Educational Journal Editing
We have completed editing articles for the spring 2014 issue of Canadian Journal of Education 37:1 and are now laying out the pages for the online journal using InDesign. This issue of CJE is scheduled to be launched online in early June.
We completed editing articles and proofreading the final pages of the just-published think: The Lola Stein Institute Journal (Spring 2014). We also completed proofing a tribute book in celebration of The Toronto Heschel School’s 18th anniversary.
*Academic Book Manuscripts
We have completed the copy editing of Vincenzo Cuoco’s Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revolution of 1799, and are now turning our attention to a few new manuscripts for UTP. One looks at the history of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and another is a history of health and physical fitness in Canadian universities.
As well, we are working with a scholar as she revises her dissertation into a book: an ethnographic study of street vendors in a major Indonesian city who were forced to relocate from the streets to an indoor mall.
*Academic Journal Articles
We have edited several scholarly papers, among them a study of tax policies in the Chinese automotive sector, and an analysis of how the discourse of childhood fatphobia in media news and scholarly literature negatively influences social welfare policies.
Our longtime client Champion Press has hired us to copy edit its most recent publication for clinicians and therapists working with children who have experienced sexual abuse.
We were hired by Super Simple Learning in Portland, Oregon, to edit a set of 7 teaching modules that use music and song to teach English to children. As well, we continue proofreading marketing materials for our client Dee Cipher B2B Marketing. In April, we began training for and writing an online instruction manual for Supply Chain Management 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 give us a call when you are faced with a last-minute deadline and need our copy editing and proofreading assistance.
We are now proofreading articles for the summer issues of Dolce Vita Magazine and Dolce City Life Magazine.
We are working with several self-publishing authors assisting them in preparing their manuscripts for publication. One of our recent projects is the shaping and copy editing of a second e-book by a fitness expert (and former competitive bodybuilder) that outlines not only the many health advantages of intermittent fasting but also a customized plan to guide readers in adopting this eating lifestyle. We are also completing a substantive edit and copy edit of a guide to personal development that helps women in their 50s plan for and achieve personal goals.
We are now completing the editing of a client’s memoir 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.
You can click here to read our April 2014 eNewsletter. If you’d like to have the eNewsletter sent to your inbox each month, you can subscribe by going to our main page and filling out the subscription box in the sidebar.
We continue to build our cultural social media networks at Twitter, and you can visit us on Facebook. And for more on the business front, follow Beth on Twitter @BethAMcAuley.
our editing team
Barbara Kamienski is our Academic/Non-Fiction Editor & Indexer. Barbara is copy editing and proofreading a wide range of academic and non-fiction materials and has experience indexing non-fiction books and cookbooks.
Karen Kemlo is our editorial Intern. Karen’s background is in research and writing for television, and she is making her transition into editing by completing her certificate in publishing at Ryerson University.
Lesley-Anne Longo is our Social Media Editor/Non-Fiction Editor. Lesley-Anne is building our business social media networks and is our assistant copy editor and proofreader, as well as our InDesign production editor.
Mary Ann Mazey is our Business Editor/eNewsletter Editor.  As well, she manages our publishing/cultural social media networks and is working on a web-based writing project for one of our business clients.
Beth McAuley is the Owner/Senior Editor of The Editing Company. She edits a wide range of academic book manuscripts and journal articles, as well as non-fiction and business materials.