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Ask the Editor: Some Common Myths About What We Do

Oct 12, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

To continue with our "Ask the Editor" theme, we thought it would be helpful to revisit this blog dispelling some of the most common myths surrounding ...

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Ask the Editor: What Do I Do When I Disagree with You?

Sep 28, 2022 - Jaclyn MacNeil

If you’re at the stage where you’re working with an editor, congratulations, you’ve made it a long way! You are now one step closer to completing your...

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Prepare for My First Meeting with My Editor? (Updated!)

Sep 21, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Your first meeting with your editor is important, as it can really set the tone for your working relationship. This is your chance to show that you’ve...

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Where to Find the Editor You Need

Sep 07, 2022 - Michael Bedford

Editors, much like authors, tend to have specific areas of focus. Even among editors who consider themselves generalists, their literary preferences a...

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4 Tips on Finding an Editor: What You Need to Know

Aug 30, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

So, you’re ready to start the editing process and need to find the editor who will be the best fit for you. First of all, congratulations! The time yo...

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The Top 5 Cocktails to Beat the Heat This Summer

Jul 27, 2022 - Michael Bedford

The recent heat wave provided ample opportunity to enjoy a frosty beverage or two either on a patio or within the confines of one’s air-conditioned ho...

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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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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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5 Tips for Editors on Managing Authors’ Expectations

Nov 10, 2021 - Michael Bedford

Writing fiction and non-fiction presents trade-specific challenges to authors, and editors provide valuable advice that can help turn a manuscript int...

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Providing Feedback for Authors: How Editors Can Do It Right

Nov 02, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

As humans, we know that receiving critiques and feedback isn’t always easy to do. No one likes to be told that something you did (or are doing) is wro...

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Learning to Honour the Writer’s Voice

Sep 22, 2021 - Ronnie Morris

Not too long ago, I was asked about the best piece of editing advice I ever received. I had actually only recently had an epiphany about this, so I re...

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Fact-Checking: The “Behind the Scenes” Editing Work

Aug 17, 2021 - TEC Editors

Why Do We Fact-Check?   As The Chicago Manual of Style points out, in publishing, the author is ultimately responsible for the accuracy of a work. A...

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3 Things I Learned about the Art of Editing a Comic

Aug 11, 2021 - Jean Mathew

In this blog from the archives, our former editor Jean Mathew walks us through her experience of creating and editing her first comic book. The artwor...

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Starting Your Editing Journey with TEC: Helpful Advice on What to Expect

Jul 07, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo & Beth McAuley

As editors, we at TEC are well aware of the ins and outs of working with each of our clients and helping them navigate the editing process.   We als...

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What Does “Heading A” Mean? Some Key Editing Terms Explained

Jun 16, 2021 - Michael Bedford

Editorial work entails a variety of different jobs. These include substantive editing, line editing, and proofreading. Because the process of editoria...

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Ryerson’s Publishing Program: Insights and Inspirations from Two of TEC’s Editors

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Editor/writer  /  Language & editing
Jun 02, 2021 - Ronnie Morris & Samantha Rohrig

Ryerson University’s Publishing Program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year!    Founded in 1990, the Certificate in Publishing is the larg...

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Why Is My Document So Marked-Up? Understanding Track Changes and the Editing of Your Document

Apr 21, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Picture this: you’re an author who has just sent your first manuscript off to an editor for a professional copy edit. Eventually, the editor returns t...

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Learning to Honour the Writer’s Voice

Apr 14, 2021 - Ronnie Morris

For our blog just a few weeks ago I was asked about the best piece of editing advice I ever received. I had actually only recently had an epiphany abo...

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Perfection: A Perfect Trap

Mar 30, 2021 - 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?” This is ...

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Ask the TEC Editors: What Is the Best Editing Advice You’ve Received?

Mar 24, 2021 - TEC Editors

Spring is here, and as the trees start to bud, and the snowdrops and crocuses start to poke their green tips out of the dirt, it’s hard not to think a...

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Editing with Empathy: Understanding and Sharing the Feelings of Your Author

Mar 10, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

As an editor, remaining empathetic and sensitive to the author's needs will always be important. So, we decided to revisit this blog from earlier in t...

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Editing with Empathy: Understanding and Sharing the Feelings of Your Author

Jan 27, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Editing training can teach you many things – grammar intricacies, plotting, structuring, developing proper flow, etc. But there’s more to being an edi...

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What Does “Heading A” Mean? Some Key Editing Terms Explained

Jan 14, 2021 - Michael Bedford

Editorial work entails a variety of different jobs. These include substantive editing, line editing, and proofreading. Because the process of editoria...

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“Back to Basics” Editing Rules

Editing  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Editor/writer
Oct 21, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

In this week's blog, we decided to share some of the most basic editing rules that editors must remember to follow, regardless of what type of text th...

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Editing & Formatting Our Clients’ Documents: TEC’s Tailored Approach

Jun 10, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

At TEC, we work with our clients to organize, edit, and lay out their documents – which are short publications like information guides, professional C...

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Midterm Madness: A Primer on How to Format Your APA Academic Paper

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Editor/writer  /  Writing  /  Writers support group
Nov 20, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

November has rolled around again, which can only mean one thing (for students, anyway): midterms and papers are coming up and will be due before the w...

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12 Things I Learned Working with TEC’s Editing Team

Aug 28, 2019 - Molly Rookwood

Over the years, TEC has grown, acquiring new editors and a new office. One of TEC’s greatest strengths is that its editors work together in the same r...

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Editors Canada: Forty Years of Editorial Vigilance

May 15, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Editors Canada’s website describes its mission statement thus, “Editors Canada promotes professional editing as a key in producing effective communica...

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Editorial Women: Then and Now

Mar 13, 2019 - Michael Bedford

A famous editor might sound like a contradiction in terms to some, but for those plugged into the literary world there are a few names that pop up tim...

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Ask the Editor: Some Common Myths About What We Do

Jan 30, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

There are many myths out there about the editing profession, and there are many myths about editors. An editor is many things, so we know that what we...

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Tidying-Up Your Academic Writing: The Magic of the Reverse Outline

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Editor/writer
Jan 24, 2019 - Melissa MacAulay

January is the time of year when we begin hearing from students who need help with their dissertations, theses, and papers. To help them out, we're re...

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The Online World of Grammar and Usage: Reliable Online Editorial Resources

Jan 16, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Although you’re unlikely to find many writers or editors willing to give up the hard copies of their dictionaries or style and usage guides, working a...

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Prepare for My First Meeting with An Editor?

Oct 12, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Did you know that for TEC's tenth anniversary, we are running a promotion where you can get a free consultation with our Senior Editor, Beth, to discu...

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Prepare for My First Meeting with An Editor?

Jun 10, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  In the last “Ask the Editor” blog, I talked about bringing an editor on board before you’ve even started writing the book, a...

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Ask the Editor: Why Work with an Editor during the Writing Process?

May 27, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

We posted this blog in 2015, but the information below is timeless! If you're looking to write a book, or have started already, reaching out to an edi...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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The Overlap between Writer and Editor

May 20, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

Editors and writers: some see them as bitter enemies, some describe a beautiful partnership—and some say that editors are just writers who&rsq...