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Editing & Hyphens: Tips on Hyphenating Your Writing

Editing  /  Usage
Mar 18, 2015 - Barbara Kamienski

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So when I recently came upon a text riddled with hyphens popped in willy-nilly where th...


3 English Morphs That Are Driving Me Crazy

Feb 24, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

Don't get me wrong—I appreciate that the English language is constantly changing and evolving. And I know that my job as an editor requires...


Book Review: Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s The Devil You Know

Feb 17, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  While reading through the January/February issue of Quill and Quire, Beth came across a review of a title that sounded so interesting, she bou...


First Things First: Building a Good Author-Editor Relationship

Feb 09, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Recently, we posted our second eBook publication, The Author's Guide to the Pre-Publishing Editing Process. In this blog and a few to follow, we want ...


What's Up @ TEC! January/February Edition

Jan 20, 2015 - Beth McAuley

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 to...


Proofreading: Nobody Is Prefcet

Jan 13, 2015 - Barbara Kamienski

You know the feeling, don’t you? You’ve composed an exquisitely worded email, tinkered with the phrasing to get it just right, and read it...


5 Chicago-Style Citations for the Web-Savvy Editor

Editing  /  Style
Jan 05, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

As 2015 rolls around, our use of social media continues to grow. Now, more than ever before, authors (both academic and non-academic) are citing socia...


Perfection: A Perfect Trap

Dec 16, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Here at The Editing Company, we occasionally have to answer a familiar question from an inquiring caller: “How can you guarantee perfection?&rdq...


What's Up @ TEC! [November]/December Edition

Dec 09, 2014 - Beth McAuley

Why the square brackets around November? Because we were so busy that the end of November was upon us before we knew it. Of course, this is a wonderfu...


Writing Your Holiday Cards: Do's and Dont's

Dec 08, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Ahhh, the holidays. I don’t know about you, but I always love opening up the mailbox during the holiday season—there’s almost alwa...


Academic Writing: Sacrificing Information in the Name of "Gobbledygook"?

Dec 02, 2014 - Melissa MacAulay

Earlier this year, University of Toronto Press’ Journal of Scholarly Publishing featured a book review of Michael Billig’s Learn to Write ...


What Is Copy Editing, Really?

Nov 19, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  Editing. It sounds like a simple process, but what many people don’t realize is there are actually a few types of editing that aim t...


The Apostrophe Rules: A Raging Debate

Nov 04, 2014 - Barbara Kamienski

At a recent social gathering, a woman I had just met cornered me. So, I was an editor? Where, she demanded to know, did I stand on the possible abolit...


10 Signs You Need (…OK, Are Beyond Needing) a New Laptop

Oct 29, 2014 - Mary Ann Mazey

While some of us writers and editors pride ourselves on being early adopters, others may have a slight “not-fix-it-’til-it’s-broke&r...


E-Smart Editors & New Marketing Technologies: Introducing HubSpot

Oct 21, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Here at The Editing Company, I wear many hats: editor, proofreader, layout designer, and social media editor. The last one links up to an initiative...


5 Best Grammar Blogs for Authors

Oct 08, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Grammar quiz: When is it appropriate to use “whom”? Answer: You would use "whom" when you refer to the object of a sentence. ...


WOTS the Deal with Brunch?

Sep 30, 2014 - Mary Ann Mazey

Living in downtown Toronto provides no scarcity of opportunities to both observe and participate in performances of middle-classness, or what I&rsqu...


Back to the Future II: A 1990s Technological Overview

Sep 24, 2014 - Melissa MacAulay

Leafing through past issues of The Editorial Eye, I am offered a glimpse of what it might have been like to be an editor in the 1990s. These issues ...


Back to the Future: Tips for Editors from The Editorial Eye (January 1990)

Sep 18, 2014 - Beth McAuley

The Editorial Eye was a professional newsletter for editors and writers published by the Editorial Experts, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia. I began su...


What's Up @ TEC! September/October Edition

Sep 17, 2014 - Beth McAuley

Such a great summer of conferences, mild weather, FIFA games, reading vacations, meditation retreats, bachelorette parties, 5K runs, TIFF … and...


3 Mini Book Reviews, Or What This Book Editor Did on Her Vacation

Sep 11, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Ahh, summer: a time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine (even though here in Toronto, our summer has been…not as hot as we usually pref...


Quirky Canadianisms: Canadian English as Our Cultural Heritage

Aug 04, 2014 - Karen Kemlo

Lately there has been a fair bit of news coverage dedicated to Canadian English as a language—what it is, why it’s important, and how it...


What's Up @ TEC! July/August Edition

Jul 22, 2014 - Beth McAuley

It is mid-July and FIFA has come and gone (sorry, Argentina)!   In June, we attended several informative professional conferences and re...


Journaling Isn’t Just for Tween Girls & Writers Anymore

Jul 08, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Part of my job here at TEC is keeping up with some of the company’s social media outlets—namely, Pinterest and senior editor Beth’...


Adapt and Flourish: The Editors’ Association of Canada Hosts a Milestone Conference

Jul 02, 2014 - Beth McAuley

“Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markets” was the theme of the Editors’ Association of Canada Conference held in Toronto th...