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My Time at The Editing Company: A Retrospective

Jul 26, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

Way back in December of 2010, I was fresh off an editorial internship and looking for a place to put my newly sharpened skills to work. Back then, T...


A North American English: From Imperial to Metric and Other Word Choices

Jul 18, 2013 - Avery Peters

A Road Trip   Last month, my husband and I went on a road trip in California. It was a welcome relief from a crazy winter of study. We sh...


What's Up @ TEC! July 2013 Edition

Jul 18, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

  July is officially here — as is Toronto's annual tradition of pretending to be a furnace. Our tips for handling the heat and humidit...


The Ten-Day MBA Challenge: Day One

Jul 14, 2013 - Beth McAuley

Day One, July 14, 2013   I have signed on as a student of Steven Silbiger’s Ten-Day MBA program. Silbiger is a senior director of ...


What's the Deal with Canadian Spelling?

Jun 27, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

  I have a good friend who's a copy editor, just like me — except that she does it about 700 kilometres southeast of here. Or, in her es...


Bits from the Digital Editor: The Library and the Digital Age

Jun 25, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

  Based on our last few chats, it's pretty clear that the Digital Age of Books is well upon us. What that doesn't mean, though, is that th...


The Tyranny of "He or She"

Jun 14, 2013 - Jessie Hale

The Chicago Manual of Style and I disagree on something.   This almost never happens. I look at Chicago the way some people look at the Bibl...


Connectivity in eBooks

Jun 05, 2013 - Avery Peters

I am a reluctant adopter of the eBook. Much of the time I prefer to read physical books – to hold them in my hands. When I was starting my...


Bits from the Digital Editor: DRM and Your eBooks (or not)

May 30, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

  eBooks are a hot discussion topic among publishers and readers these days, but it's not always good press about the benefits of pre-orderi...


On Completing My Internship at The Editing Company

May 20, 2013 - Mehreen Shahid, TEC Intern

The Cold Call As a college lecturer in Pakistan, I had never been reduced to making cold calls. As a newcomer to Canada, however, things were entir...


Bits from the Digital Editor: Adventures in eBook Construction

May 13, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

  If you were anything like me as a child, then you too dreamed of having adventures when you grew up. Maybe future-you would be digging u...


What's Up @ TEC!

Apr 25, 2013 - Beth McAuley

We have big news this month! Thanks to the energetic efforts of Max and Jessie, our social media coordinators, we now have over 300 followers on Twi...


Creative Women Doing Sixty: Rita MacNeil, Cape Breton's First Lady of Song

Apr 22, 2013 - Mehreen Shahid, TEC Intern

"I don't read and write music, I just feel it, and it all comes at once." – Rita MacNeil   On Monday, April 22, residents o...


Bits from the Digital Editor: A Primer for eBook Terminology

Apr 15, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

  Welcome to the first post in our series on eBooks: Bits from the Digital Editor. This series is geared towards helping you, the confused rea...


Can’t Wait to Meet You, Neighbour: Spelling and Grammar Are Political

Apr 08, 2013 - Jessie Hale

With the first Canadian Target stores opening in Guelph, Milton, and Fergus last month, Canadians no longer have to wait for weekend road trips to B...


The Waiting Game

Mar 22, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

I’m sure this has happened to you, too. You pick up a real page-turner from the bookstore. It’s so good that you can’t put it down...


Creative Women Doing Sixty: Jan Wong’s Out of the Blue: A Review

Mar 17, 2013 - Mehreen Shahid, TEC Intern

Jan Wong has become something of a household name for newspaper reading Torontonians. Her hard-hitting journalistic style being her claim to fame. I...


How Storytelling Led Me to an Editing Career & Mentorship

Mar 08, 2013 - Avery Peters

I love stories. As part of my first career as an assistant manager at Ten Thousand Villages, I got to tell and listen to a lot of stories. The missi...


Rescue Me, Can’t You See That I’m Lonely? Or, The Parallels between Online Dating and Marketing Analytics

Feb 28, 2013 - Jessie Hale

Before meeting my current partner the traditional way, I spent several years, on and off, navigating the perilous world of online dating. I was remi...


Book Clubs: A Three-Act Blog

Feb 22, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

Act One – A Booklover’s Quest for Satisfaction Around the time I finished my English degree, I began to realize that unless you’r...


Creative Women Doing Sixty: Jeanne Lamon Takes Home Centre Stage

Feb 14, 2013 - Mehreen Shahid, TEC Intern

Even as she was learning to co-ordinate fine motor skills using her tiny fingers at three years old, Jeanne Lamon knew she was meant to play the vio...


What's Up @ TEC! February 2013 edition

Feb 13, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

Greetings, gentle readers, and happy belated New Year! Here at TEC, we’ve returned from a restful holiday break with enough renewed energy to di...


A Love Letter to Anthropology (or: In Defence of an Arts Degree)

Feb 07, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

“Anthropology!” said a chatty tech support guy who insisted on doing small talk rather than fixing my bank account problem. “That&...


Creative Women Doing Sixty: Review of Dear Life by Alice Munro

Jan 29, 2013 - Jessie Hale

It is nothing particularly groundbreaking or controversial to announce that, at eighty-one years old, Alice Munro is still one of the most brilliant...


Creative Women Doing Sixty: Old Age Is ...

Jan 18, 2013 - Ann Eyerman

When I turned 40 someone sent me a postcard with Bette Davis holding a pillow stitched with the words Old Age Ain’t No Place For Sissies. It w...