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Years of Confusion: On the Peculiar Origins of Leap Years

Feb 27, 2024 - Michael Bedford

We originally posted this in 2020, and now four years have gone by — quite quickly! And just like that, another leap year is upon us. Read on to find ...

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TEC Treats & Sweets! Our Editors’ Most-Loved Holiday Recipes

Dec 18, 2023 - TEC Editors

The holidays are here again and, of course, with this special time of year comes memories of holidays past, spent with friends and family. I’m willing...

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Fall Fun! Autumn Fairs and Festivals in the GTA

Oct 17, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

We recently featured a few fall fairs and festivals in our September/October newsletter and wanted to share the fall fun with our blog readers! Some o...

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Celebrating National Book Month This October!

Oct 03, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Did you know that October is National Book Month? Each year, this event exists to honour the power that reading and writing have. It’s celebrated by b...

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Celebrating International Literacy Day on Friday, September 8!

Sep 06, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

International Literacy Day is approaching, so we thought it would be a good time to delve into this important observation and how you can celebrate!  ...

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What’s Going on With Literary Events in Ontario?

Aug 29, 2023 - Michael Bedford

With September closing in, the crunch of the leaves and the smell of pumpkin spice bring with them a slew of literary events for writers, editors, and...

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What’s On This Summer: Live Theatre in the Golden Horseshoe

Aug 01, 2023 - Michael Bedford

The Stratford and Shaw Festivals’ 2023 seasons are both well underway and providing some excellent options for summer theatregoers. Soulpepper Theatre...

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Editorial Professional Development Opportunities: The 2023 Edition

Jun 14, 2023 - Michael Bedford

Summer is just around the corner, and in addition to higher temperatures and long-awaited vacation time, many editorial professionals are looking forw...

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Black History Month 2023 Events across Canada

Feb 02, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Cities across Canada are celebrating Black History Month with film screenings, gallery exhibitions, concerts, and performances. From coast to coast, h...

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6 Joyful Cocktail Recipes To Kick Off Your Holiday Festivities!

Dec 20, 2022 - TEC Editors & Bloggers

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 recip...

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

Dec 14, 2022 - Molly Rookwood

As the world grows dark and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, cultures across the globe gather to drive away the gloom. There are dozens of holiday...

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Cheers for the Holidays! 2 Festive Cocktails and 3 Tasty Treats to Enjoy This Season!

Dec 06, 2022 - Jaclyn MacNeil

One of the best parts of the festive holiday season is when we gather with friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate and reflect on our accomplis...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TEC Treats & Sweets! 5 of Our Editors’ Most-Loved Holiday Recipes

Dec 01, 2021 - TEC Editors

The holidays are here again and, of course, with this special time of year comes memories of holidays past, spent with friends and family. I’m willing...

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TEC or Treat: Our Editors' Favourite Canadian Horror Movies

Oct 26, 2021 - TEC Team

The air is getting colder, the nights are getting darker, and the spookiest season of the year is upon us! For many people, that means watching their ...

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Book Review: Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples

Sep 29, 2021 - Jonathan Adjemian

Tomorrow, September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. At TEC, one way we can pay tribute to the day is to...

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Reflecting on the Number 14: An Auspicious Age for The Editing Company

Sep 08, 2021 - Michael Bedford

The Editing Company is celebrating its 14th year of editorial excellence, and, to mark this milestone, I’m investigating the cultural, numerological, ...

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Samhain 2020: Unmasking the Origins of Halloween

Oct 27, 2020 - Michael Bedford

October 2020 is drawing to a close, and pandemic-fatigued children and adults are turning to the warm embrace of holiday nostalgia to help ease their ...

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Leap Years and Years of Confusion: On the Peculiar Origins of Leap Years

Feb 26, 2020 - Michael Bedford

“Thirty days have November, April, June, and September. With 28 there is but one. All the rest have 31,” but not this year. This year, none of the mon...

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Spring Festival: A Brief History of the Chinese New Year

Jan 22, 2020 - Michael Bedford

On January 25, 2020, the Chinese lunar calendar will turn over once again. In preparation for this year’s Spring Festival, I did some research, and pr...

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6 Joyful Cocktail Recipes To Get Your Holiday Started!

Dec 18, 2019 - TEC Editors & Bloggers

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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TEC Editors Dream Big! Our 6 Ideal Holiday Gifts

Dec 10, 2019 - TEC Editors

The holidays are fast approaching, and recently we started talking about what would be on our “pie in the sky, dreaming big” editorial wish list — wha...

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5 Festive Holiday Markets in the Golden Horseshoe to Get Your Season Started!

Nov 26, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Days get shorter, nights get longer, and festive winter holiday markets start popping up everywhere. Some holiday markets are understated, and others ...

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4 Sessions and 2 Keynotes: Soaking Up Book Buzz at Book Summit 2019

Jun 27, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo and Beth McAuley

On June 18, 2019, we attended Book Summit 2019 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. It was a gorgeous day to be on the waterfront — breezy, warm, and not...

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EditorCon: Reflections on the Editors Canada 40th Anniversary Conference

Jun 19, 2019 - Molly Rookwood

On June 7, a perfect, sunny, 20 degree day, I arrived in Halifax. I breathed in the sea air after many months of life in Toronto, headed straight to t...

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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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Freedom to Read Week: Fighting Censorship for 35 Years

Feb 13, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Whether the instigating factor in a book-banning campaign is religion, sexual expression, “anti-establishment attitudes,” or some other vague concern,...

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How Canadian Cities Are Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth

Feb 06, 2019 - Jean Mathew

Cities across Canada are celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with film screenings, gallery exhibitions, dance parties, and galas. If you’re wondering what ...

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Summertime Theatre Roundup!

Jul 18, 2018 - Michael Bedford

If you're looking for an intimate one-person show, a Mirvish-level musical, or a production somewhere between the two, Toronto is a great place to cat...

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Guardians of the Lexicons: A Guide to Editors Canada’s 2017 Conference

May 10, 2017 - Michael Bedford

    With April's end, we draw ever closer to Editors Canada's 2017 conference, entitled "Guardians of the Lexicons." With just o...

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Beware the Ides of March…Why?

Mar 15, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  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 hea...

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Celebrating Freedom to Read Week

Feb 23, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Next week, from February 26 to March 4, we will be observing a very important event in Canadian culture: Freedom to Read Week. Freedom to Read Week is...

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Face-to-Face Business Networking Tips for Editors

Feb 09, 2017 - Michael Bedford

  Recently The Editing Company team participated in the "How to Meet People in a Room Full of Strangers" webinar hosted by Editors C...

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My Brush with Genius – an Editor Goes to the Movies

Jun 22, 2016 - Chris Cameron

What does an editor do?   We can be correctors, arbiters, hand-holders. We can correct spelling errors or rearrange whole chapters, fix d...

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The Curious Case of Canadian Poetry

Nov 18, 2015 - Alanna Brousseau

    No Canadian poets were mentioned in any of my high school English classes, and I’m certain that most of my hometown friends woul...

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Words in all Their Wonder at The Word On The Street

Sep 30, 2015 - Chris Cameron

On Sunday September 27 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, the 26th edition of The Word On The Street once again brought together the people who create...

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My Sojourn at The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

May 28, 2014 - Beth McAuley

The 16th Berkshire Conference of Women Historians was held in Toronto this past week. It was the first time in its 70-year history that the conference...

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How to Make the Most of Word On The Street

Sep 19, 2013 - Jessie Hale

This Sunday, September 22, the streets around Queen’s Park will turn into a paradise for book lovers. Writers, book publishers, literacy organ...

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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...

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Jumping the Turnstile on the TTC

Apr 15, 2011 - Beth McAuley

Okay, maybe I should’ve stayed out of it. But he caught my attention, and I wanted to see what he’d do.     This morning, a...

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Miscommunication 101: Is This Where We Were Supposed To Meet?

Jan 20, 2011 - Beth McAuley

Has this happened to you? You set up a coffee date with a friend for a Sunday afternoon, feeling quite certain the name of that particular coffee sh...

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TEC Attends Word on the Street Toronto, 2010

Sep 30, 2010 - Shealah Stratton

Another very busy and successful Word On The Street (WOTS) came and went in Toronto this past weekend on Sunday, September 26, 2010. The festiv...

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What’s Up at TEC!

Sep 16, 2010 - Beth McAuley* (Ghost-written by Nadine Bachan)

Autumn is almost upon us and, as the seasons change, it’s always nice to reflect on what we’ve done and look ahead to the future.  ...

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TEC attends "Fiction in the Age of e-Books" discussion at Luminato

Jun 24, 2010 - Nadine Bachan

  On Saturday June 19, TEC editors Shealah, Nadine, and Jennifer Day (our on-call fiction editor) attended Fiction...

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TEC's Website Goes Live!

Jun 21, 2010 - Beth McAuley

On June 18, after eight months of development, countless meetings, writing and rewriting and writing some more, The Editing Company launched it...

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Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

Jun 10, 2010 - Shealah Stratton

On Saturday June 5, TEC editors Beth McAuley, Jennifer Day, Nadine Bachan, and Shealah Stratton attended the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market, a...

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TEC Goes to the Launch of a New Book Published by the National Ballet School

May 21, 2010 - Shealah Stratton

On April 24, The Editing Company attended the National Ballet School’s book launch of The Ballet Class: A History of Canada’s National B...