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6 Amazing Apps for Avid Readers

Nov 29, 2023 - Michael Bedford

No longer relegated to choosing between just a few different reading apps, avid readers now have several options on offer. And, because different peop...


NaNoWriMo: Fun, Fiction, and Finding a Writing Community

Nov 21, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

It’s November, and while for many people that might mean the lead-up to the holiday season is beginning, for thousands of people around the world, Nov...


Book Editing: How to Edit Your Nonfiction Book Like a Pro – A Review

Nov 08, 2023 - Beth McAuley

This book is for everyone—nonfiction authors and editors alike. It is clearly written and covers the essential steps of editing a manuscript in short,...


A Review of Diana Athill’s Stet: An Editor’s Life

Oct 24, 2023 - Samantha Rohrig

In a departure from the other books reviewed in this series, a wonderful collection of editorial “how-to” manuals and grammar guides, Diana Athill’s S...


Fall Fun! Autumn Fairs and Festivals in the GTA

Oct 17, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

We recently featured a few fall fairs and festivals in our September/October newsletter and wanted to share the fall fun with our blog readers! Some o...


A Review of Steve Dunham’s The Editor’s Companion: An Indispensable Guide to Editing Books, Magazines, Online Publications, and More

Oct 10, 2023 - Michael Bedford

I recently had the pleasure of reading Steve Dunham’s The Editor’s Companion: An Indispensable Guide to Editing Books, Magazines, Online Publications,...


Celebrating National Book Month This October!

Oct 03, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Did you know that October is National Book Month? Each year, this event exists to honour the power that reading and writing have. It’s celebrated by b...


Editors on Editing: A Book Review

Sep 27, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

I must admit that I was pretty excited to read Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know about What Editors Do. The book is a collection of essays...


Digital Literacy: What It Is and Why It Matters!

Sep 20, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

You may think of literacy as solely having to do with reading and writing skills. However, there’s another type of literacy we should all be aware of:...


Review of Kiss My Asterisk: A Feisty Guide to Punctuation and Grammar

Sep 12, 2023 - Melissa MacAulay

Going only by the title and back blurb, my very first impression of Kiss My Asterisk by Jenny Baranick (Skyhorse, 2014) was that I am its ideal reader...


Celebrating International Literacy Day on Friday, September 8!

Sep 06, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

International Literacy Day is approaching, so we thought it would be a good time to delve into this important observation and how you can celebrate!  ...


What’s Going on With Literary Events in Ontario?

Aug 29, 2023 - Michael Bedford

With September closing in, the crunch of the leaves and the smell of pumpkin spice bring with them a slew of literary events for writers, editors, and...


6 Faulty Writing Habits to Avoid

Aug 23, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

There’s never a bad time to refresh your writing skills, and now is as good a time as ever (especially if you’re finding yourself with some extra time...


Everyday Proofreading and Punctuation Marks: Their Meaning and How They Are Used

Aug 15, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Pretty much everyone uses punctuation marks in their day-to-day life, whether it’s in texts, emails, professional communications, business writing, le...


Your Book's Copyright Page: What You Need to Know

Aug 02, 2023 - Michael Bedford

Self-publishing opportunities allow authors to reach their audiences on their own schedules and through their own publishing initiatives. An important...


What’s On This Summer: Live Theatre in the Golden Horseshoe

Aug 01, 2023 - Michael Bedford

The Stratford and Shaw Festivals’ 2023 seasons are both well underway and providing some excellent options for summer theatregoers. Soulpepper Theatre...


8 Great Tips on How to Market Your Book if You’re an Introvert

Jul 26, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

If you’re an introverted author, putting yourself out there in order to market your book can be incredibly intimidating. Self-promotion might feel unc...


Social Media for Authors: When—and How—to Start Building Your Presence

Jul 18, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

If you’re an author (new or more experienced!) then you probably know the importance of having an author platform. If you’re a self-publishing author,...


You Need Permission to Reprint That! What Authors Need to Know About Copyright Clearances

Jul 05, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo & Beth McAuley

Anyone writing a manuscript—be it a book, a journal article, a blog, a newsletter—has to understand only one thing about wanting to reprint material t...


Summer Brainteasers! 6 Word Games for Writers and Editors

Jun 28, 2023 - Michael Bedford

Summer is here, and sunny days filled with poolside lounging, relaxing on the dock, or even just enjoying a nice drink on the deck, are ahead! However...


Getting “Back to Basics” with Editing Rules

Jun 21, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

As you can imagine, there are a lot of rules to remember when it comes to editing: rules for punctuation, sentence structure, capitalization, word usa...


Editorial Professional Development Opportunities: The 2023 Edition

Jun 14, 2023 - Michael Bedford

Summer is just around the corner, and in addition to higher temperatures and long-awaited vacation time, many editorial professionals are looking forw...


4 Ways to Become More Involved in the Writing Community

Jun 07, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Writing can mean spending a lot of time on your own, but that doesn’t mean a writer’s life should be a solitary one! There are lots of ways you can ge...


The Publishing Plan: What It Is, and How to Create One

May 31, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

What is a publishing plan? Honestly, a publishing plan is exactly what it sounds like! It involves scheduling and planning for the writing and publish...


Segues: A Handy Technique for Writing Transitions

May 24, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Segues are an important part of writing in any genre, and knowing how to use segues well can be the difference between a successful or not-so-successf...