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Less Is Not More: How to Write Longer Sentences (if you really have to)

Jul 20, 2017 - Barbara Kamienski

  Strunk and White's The Elements of Style is a classic, a compendium of pithy advice for writers who want to get their ideas across clearly and...

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Put the Brakes on Bad Breaks!

Jul 13, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Do you know the appropriate place to break a word like "friendship" or "disenfranchised"? Word breaks aren't something many peopl...

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Stumped by the Subjunctive

Jul 06, 2017 - Beth McAuley

I recently subscribed to the Globe and Mail for the Friday and Saturday editions. Friday's paper includes the Report on Business the last Friday of ea...

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An Insider’s Tale of the Canadian Opera Scene: A Review of Dr. Bartolo’s Umbrella

Jun 29, 2017 - Anne Fullerton

Dr. Bartolo's Umbrella and Other Tales from My Surprising Operatic Life By Christopher Cameron Published by Seraphim Editions, 2017   Form...

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Back from the Archives: Editing & Hyphens: Tips on Hyphenating Your Writing

Jun 22, 2017 - Barbara Kamienski

This week, we wanted to re-post one of our most consistently popular blogs: Barbara's 2015 blog on hyphenation! Even two years later, it's always at t...

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A Crash Course on Political Language from Roosevelt by way of Trump to Orwell

Jun 15, 2017 - Michael Bedford

    The political world gets progressively denser every day, especially the world of US politics. And, though Canadians often pretend at b...

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Misplaced Modifiers: How to Find Them and How to Lose Them

Jun 01, 2017 - Barbara Kamienski

    Remember Groucho Marx's famous quip? "One morning I shot an elephant in my pyjamas. How he got into my pyjamas I'll never know.&q...

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Guardians of the Lexicons: A Guide to Editors Canada’s 2017 Conference

May 10, 2017 - Michael Bedford

    With April's end, we draw ever closer to Editors Canada's 2017 conference, entitled "Guardians of the Lexicons." With just o...

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How Public Speaking Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

May 03, 2017 - Laura Marinescu, Guest Blogger

    Standing up and standing out is easier than you may think!   Picture this scene: You are speaking confidently in front of forty...

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The Evolving Lexicon of Web Jargon

Apr 20, 2017 - Michael Bedford

Leafing through a copy of The Editorial Eye, Vol. 17, No. 9 from September 1994, I noticed a helpful article on abbreviations for technical terms. In ...

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A Little Bit of Editing, A Little Bit of Proofreading, A Little Bit of Formatting: The Final Steps in Polishing Your Dissertation

Apr 12, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

TEC has had a number of dissertations cross our desks over the past few months, and working on these important documents is always a process that requ...

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The Value of Having Your Thesis or Dissertation Edited by a Professional Editor

Apr 06, 2017 - Melissa MacAulay, Guest Blogger

  Having your thesis or dissertation edited by a professional editor can be an incredibly valuable investment. After all, a graduate degree is...

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Myths & Superstitions of the Theatre: Where Do They Come From?

Mar 29, 2017 - Michael Bedford

    I'm set to play Jack Manningham in The Tipling Stage Company's production of Gaslight. And because the play, Patrick Hamilton's psycho...

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Beware the Ides of March…Why?

Mar 15, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  If you haven't looked at a calendar yet today, you might not know that today, March 15, is actually the Ides of March. I'm sure you've hea...

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A Little Punctuation Goes a Long Way: Managing Your Commas

Mar 09, 2017 - Michael Bedford

    Few punctuation marks are misused as often as the comma. Sadly, many semi-professional or hobby writers of today seem to think that the comma is...

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Free to Read? Let's Not Take it for Granted

Mar 02, 2017 - TEC Editors

  The Book and Periodical Council's Freedom to Read Week, beyond simply being an annual event that showcases and remembers banned books, is an e...

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Celebrating Freedom to Read Week

Feb 23, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Next week, from February 26 to March 4, we will be observing a very important event in Canadian culture: Freedom to Read Week. Freedom to Read Week is...

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Have Questions? Book a 15-Minute Complimentary Consult with Our Senior Editor

Feb 16, 2017 - Beth McAuley

  We at TEC welcome phone calls from our potential clients looking for guidance about the editing process and the cost of editing. When we recei...

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Face-to-Face Business Networking Tips for Editors

Feb 09, 2017 - Michael Bedford

  Recently The Editing Company team participated in the "How to Meet People in a Room Full of Strangers" webinar hosted by Editors C...

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Revisiting Transitions: What They Are and How To Use Them

Feb 01, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Well, it's February 2017! We're solidly in Canadian winter, but we'll also be transitioning into spring soon (we can hope). In the spirit of great tra...

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The Book Is Dead! Long Live the Book!

Jan 26, 2017 - Barbara Kamienski

A Review of The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time by Keith Houston     Life in the Digital ...

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Words of the Year and Where They Come From

Jan 18, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

        What do the words Y2K, plutoed, tweet, e-, they, and bailout have in common?   Simple. They ha...

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An Editor’s New Year’s Reading Resolutions

Jan 12, 2017 - Kristy Hankewitz

The new year is a time for reflection on the past year: what you did, how you grew, and what you learned. It's also a time to reflect on the coming ...

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The Editor’s Answer to Holiday Withdrawal

Jan 03, 2017 - Michael Bedford

    The holiday season has ended, and, after countless glasses of eggnog, mulled wine, and holiday-themed beer, many revelers are happy to...

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TEC Editors Celebrate The Week of Indulgences

Dec 21, 2016 - The TEC Editing Team

We at TEC have launched a new event this Holiday Season. Instead of going out for lunch or dinner, we decided we would enjoy a full week of deliciou...