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Summer Doesn’t Start Until the Dock Is in the Water: Reopening the Family Cottage

Jun 08, 2022 - Michael Bedford

Cottages, cabins, camps—they have many names, but they all serve the same basic purpose. More than simply convenient vacation spots, these properties ...

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8 Summer Reading Picks: The Books on This TEC Editor’s TBR List

May 31, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Summer is here, and that means many things: cottage weekends, camping trips, road trips, beach days, finding new outdoor reading spots around the city...

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How and Why We Celebrate May 24

May 24, 2022 - Ronnie Morris

In 2015, family history website Ancestry.ca surveyed 1,000 people across Canada, finding that 36% of respondents had no idea why the country celebrate...

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How to Grow Your Freelance Editing Career: 3 Next Steps

May 12, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

So, you’ve taken your first steps to starting your career as a freelance editor—that’s great! You may have just finished your first paid project or tw...

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Editorial Professional Development Opportunities in 2022: Testing the Post-Lockdown Waters

May 11, 2022 - Michael Bedford

For the past two years, many writers, editors, and indexers have had to rely exclusively on attending virtual events to develop their editorial skills...

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4 More Social Media How-Tos

May 04, 2022 - Benedetta Lamanna

Navigating social media can be overwhelming. From developing fresh content to deciding on which platform to use, it can be difficult to develop an eff...

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4 Twitter Tips from a Social Media Coordinator

Apr 27, 2022 - Jean Mathew

This week on the TEC blog, we're re-sharing a well-liked post from our archives! Former Social Media Coordinator Jean Mathew shares four great tips yo...

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It’s Tax Time Again: Tax Tips from a Self-Employed Editor

Apr 12, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

It’s the most stressful time of the year! That’s right, it’s tax season. For small businesses, at best, taxes are a real drag to do, and at worst, the...

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Zero to What? How to Treat Numbers in Different Editing Styles: A Cheat Sheet

Apr 06, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Here at TEC, it’s our job to provide our clients with the best guidance and advice in the editing and flow of their documents. Recently, we had a clie...

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It’s No Joke: The Uncertain Origin of April Fools’ Day

Mar 31, 2022 - Michael Bedford

Temperatures are steadily climbing, days are getting longer, and nights are getting shorter. After another long winter, spring is finally here again, ...

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What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing — A Review

Mar 23, 2022 - Jonathan Adjemian

Think this book might just be for editors? Think again! Of course editors will find this an enjoyable read, but authors can find an equal amount of us...

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Beware the Ides of March…Why?

Mar 15, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo & Samantha Rohrig

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 heard of it bef...

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Ask the Business Editor: What Is Inclusive Language?

Mar 09, 2022 - Benedetta Lamanna

As a human being, language is one of the most influential tools that you have. As with everything in life, language evolves and you need to ensure tha...

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Ask the Editor: Are Editors and Writers Adversaries? Nonsense!

Mar 02, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

When it comes to learning more about how editors and authors work together, you might find that there is a lot of content out there that paints editor...

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The Radical History of Book Clubs: Connecting Us through Literature

Feb 23, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

In honour of Freedom to Read Week, we would like to repost this blog on the unexpectedly radical origins of book clubs. Freedom to Read Week is an ann...

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Changing Footnotes into Endnotes in Microsoft Word

Feb 16, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

At TEC, we recently helped a client who had a request we hadn’t encountered before—he had written a paper that included many footnotes; however, he ne...

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3 Formatting Basics in Word: Spaces and Tab Indents, Setting Headings, and Adding Reference Notes

Feb 09, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Chances are, if you produce written documents on a daily basis—whether professional reports, personal projects, school-related work (such as dissertat...

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Formatting A Stage Play in Microsoft Word

Feb 02, 2022 - Michael Bedford

Writing a good play is hard work but by learning a few tricks in Microsoft Word, playwrights can make the process of formatting scripts easier. Like b...

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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

Editing  /  Usage  /  Style
Jan 26, 2022 - 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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7 Helpful Tips for Self-Editing Your Work

Jan 19, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

The process of editing your work can be trying, difficult, and frustrating...but it can also be rewarding, enlightening, and satisfying. This month, w...

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TEC Editing Tips of the Year: 6 Dos and Don’ts for Authors

Jan 12, 2022 - TEC Editors

It’s 2022, and the start of a new year may be enough for you to feel inspired to tick off some of the items on your to-do list. If one of the items on...

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6 Faulty Writing Habits

Editing  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Writing  /  Language & editing
Jan 11, 2022 - 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 ...

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6 Joyful Cocktail Recipes To Get Your Holiday Started!

Dec 21, 2021 - TEC Team

It’s the holiday season, and nothing gets party guests feeling as festive as a delicious cocktail! In this quick blog, we’ll share some great recipes ...

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Festivals of Lights: How the Candles and Lights of Winter Holidays Illuminate the Dark

Dec 15, 2021 - Molly Rookwood

As the world grows dark and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, cultures across the globe would normally gather together to drive away the gloom. However...

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The Radical History of Book Clubs: Connecting Us through Literature

Dec 08, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

I must admit, before I wrote this blog, I didn’t know much about book clubs. I’ve never been part of one, or had any interest in joining (though I do ...