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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...


Creative Women Doing Sixty: Celebrating the Marvellous

Jan 08, 2013 - Beth McAuley

  In 1994, when Gloria Steinem turned sixty, she published a collection of essays entitled Moving Beyond Words. Ms. Steinem is, of course, the f...


On Organization: Packing, Permissions, and Persistence

Dec 20, 2012 - Jessica Mifsud

Two big events are happening for me this month. The first is that I’m a dozen items and a handful of loose ends away from completing the gigan...


Working with Words and with WordPress: A Career Path

Dec 06, 2012 - Christina Vasilevski

When I graduated from university, I didn’t imagine that my career would involve working on websites. However, I’ve found the work to be us...


What's Up @ TEC!

Dec 06, 2012 - Nina Hoeschele

It’s getting cold out there in Toronto. Though the heap of projects on our desks grows ever larger, we TEC editors have still been finding the...


How to Lose Your Mind in 72 Hours: The 3-Day Novel Contest

Nov 27, 2012 - Nina Hoeschele

The Challenge I am a perfectionist.   I realize this might not be the most shocking admission for an editor to make. Still, while it ser...


Survival amidst The Blonde Fury: A Mini-Review of The Blondes by Emily Schultz

Nov 16, 2012 - Beth McAuley

In Emily Schultz’s The Blondes, women’s preoccupation with hair (especially blonde hair) plays a major role. But there is, of course, some...


On Being an Independent Coptic Studies Scholar

Oct 28, 2012 - Helene Moussa

In her blog of August 12, Beth referred to my publication Marguerite Nakhla: Legacy to Modern Egyptian Art. I first learned about Ms. Nakhla (1908&nda...


What's Up @ TEC!

Oct 18, 2012 - EditingCo Team

The gusty winds of October are trimming the trees of their leaves here in Toronto. Hard to believe it is autumn and we are heading into winter. When w...


eBooks: What’s the Big Deal?

Oct 15, 2012 - Jessica Mifsud

Ladies and gentlemen, today The Editing Company is launching their brand new eBook Conversion Services. This means that TEC will now not only edit...


A Tribute to Robert D. Oke (1943–2012)

Oct 01, 2012 - Beth McAuley

Robert D. Oke looked us up in the Yellow Pages. It was the summer of 2010. He had recently finished writing a manuscript and was wondering if we at ...


TEC Attends BookCamp Toronto

Sep 20, 2012 - Max Baru

Recently, a couple of us from The Editing Co. Team descended on the Communications building at Ryerson University for a one-day conference on all thin...


Book Design for Beginners: A Brief Overview

Aug 23, 2012 - Nina Hoeschele

This summer, I rounded out my Ryerson Publishing credentials with my final course in the certificate program: Book Design. A daunting challenge for so...


Building Meaningful Author–Editor Relationships

Aug 13, 2012 - Beth McAuley

One of the first booklets I read as an editor starting out was Author & Editor: A Working Guide, written by Rick Archbold, Doug Gibson, Dennis Lee...


What's Up @ TEC! August 2012

Aug 01, 2012 - Beth McAuley

It's August 1st and the summer is moving along at a steamy pace here in Toronto. Torontonians have experienced some hot weather and amazing thundersto...


Proofreader's Syndrome

Jul 06, 2012 - Jessica Mifsud

Even in the few short weeks I’ve been here at The Editing Company, I’ve gotten to wear a lot of different hats on the job. One of my favou...


The Library of Congress Is Archiving Your Tweets

Jun 22, 2012 - Max Baru

On April 14, 2010, Twitter Incorporated entered into a new partnership with the U.S. Library of Congress, one that would allow the LoC access to the e...


What's Up at TEC! June 2012

Jun 13, 2012 - Nina Hoeschele

Staff Changes It’s always hard to see someone go, but it's equally exciting to welcome new faces to our team. At the end of May we bade a fon...