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Editors on Editing: A Book Review

Sep 27, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

I must admit that I was pretty excited to read Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know about What Editors Do. The book is a collection of essays...


Review of Kiss My Asterisk: A Feisty Guide to Punctuation and Grammar

Sep 12, 2023 - Melissa MacAulay

Going only by the title and back blurb, my very first impression of Kiss My Asterisk by Jenny Baranick (Skyhorse, 2014) was that I am its ideal reader...


Why You Should Read Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing

Mar 07, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

In honour of International Women's Day on March 8, we wanted to repost this review of Toronto Trailblazers, a book that explores the influence of seve...


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

Feb 08, 2023 - Jonathan Adjemian

When you’re an author looking for an editor, it can be difficult to gauge what, exactly, an editor does. After all, there are multiple types of editin...


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...


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...


Find Your Forte with Editorial Niches

Editing  /  Style  /  Book reviews
Apr 07, 2021 - Samantha Rohrig

niche /niːʃ/  noun 1.  a shallow recess, esp. in a wall to contain a statue etc. 2.  a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment. 3. ...


Digital Marketing IS for Everyone! A Review of See You on the Internet: Building Your Small Business with Digital Marketing

Jun 11, 2020 - Beth McAuley

Avery Swartz is the founder and CEO of Camp Tech, and the author of See You on the Internet: Building Your Small Business with Digital Marketing (Page...


Why You Should Read Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing

Mar 04, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

March 8 is international Women's Day, and to mark the occasion, we'd like to bring out a blog from our archives: Lesley-Anne's review of Toronto Tra...


Why You Should Read Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing

Oct 02, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Recently, Beth saw that the University of Toronto Press would be launching a very interesting book in September: Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadi...


Book Review: Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, by Wendy Laura Belcher

Sep 04, 2019 - Jonathan Adjemian

For academics across disciplines, writing and publishing journal articles is an unavoidable part of professional life. Anyone who’s been or been close...


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

May 01, 2019 - Jonathan Adjemian

What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing, edited by Peter Ginna and published by U of Chicago Press (2017), takes on an ambitious...


Book Review: Write Your Way In: Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay

Jan 09, 2019 - Jonathan Adjemian

As the subtitle suggests, Rachel Toor's Write Your Way In (University of Chicago Press, 2018) is a book about writing an application to an American un...


“Don’t Comb the Giraffe”: A Review of Watch Your Tongue by Mark Abley

Aug 29, 2018 - the TEC Team

Have you heard of any strange or amusing idioms, or perhaps have one you like to use? At TEC, we’re always interested in wordplay, so we were ex...


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

Apr 11, 2018 - Jonathan Adjemian

      It feels appropriate that my first post for the TEC blog is a review of a style guide. In the two months since I've started ...


A Review of Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation by Ammon Shea

Mar 15, 2018 - Michael Bedford, TEC Freelance Blogger

    Ammon Shea's Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation (Penguin, 2014) is a usage guide of sorts, but far from being a prescrip...


An Insider’s Tale of the Canadian Opera Scene: A Review of Dr. Bartolo’s Umbrella

Jun 29, 2017 - Anne Fullerton

Dr. Bartolo's Umbrella and Other Tales from My Surprising Operatic Life By Christopher Cameron Published by Seraphim Editions, 2017   Form...


The Book Is Dead! Long Live the Book!

Jan 26, 2017 - Barbara Kamienski

A Review of The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration of the Most Powerful Object of Our Time by Keith Houston     Life in the Digital ...


Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Punctuation* (*But Were Afraid to Ask): A Review of Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation, Symbols & Other Typographical Marks by Keith Houston

Nov 17, 2016 - Barbara Kamienski

  Like so many projects,* it started out innocently enough: a book recommendation, interest piqued by a mark recurring throughout the text, a de...


A TEC Review of Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People

Oct 19, 2016 - Chris Cameron

Zoe Whittall is the award-winning author of four novels and three books of poetry and was TEC's sponsored author at this year's Word On The Street. He...


My Three Summer Book Picks

Aug 31, 2016 - Chris Cameron

The Queen of the Night Alexander Chee Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. I was given this novel by someone who thought that since I had a background in...


A Traveller's (Short) Reading List

Aug 25, 2016 - Barbara Kamienski

The Question of Mitbringsel Part of the preparation for my latest trip to Germany involved shopping for Canadian Mitbringsel (small presents): for m...


Mysteries & Murders Make for a Chilling Summer

Aug 10, 2016 - Lesley-Anne Longo

In my most recent Kobo shopping spree, I was on the hunt for some great titles to carry me through the summer. I often find that I read certain genres...


Austen vs Chandler: What Melissa Is Reading

Jul 14, 2016 - Melissa MacAulay

Since having my first baby earlier this year, my book-reading time has taken a serious hit. In fact, most of my reading for the past four months has c...


What We're Reading: A Few Picks from TEC Editors

Jun 30, 2016 - Lesley-Anne Longo and Beth McAuley

Here at TEC, we generally view summer as prime reading time, what with all the vacations, long weekends at the cottage, and general relaxation. We've ...


An Editor Reviews: Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto

May 04, 2016 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  How do you look at a city? What do you see when you walk down its alleys, across its streets, and through its neighbourhoods? When I look ...


Southern Comfort Gone Wrong in Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman

Oct 27, 2015 - Beth McAuley

The hype generated around the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman (HarperCollins, 2015) made many of us want to read this book. After ...


How Can You Not Buy Books When Reading the NYRB?

Aug 05, 2015 - Beth McAuley

  A good question to ask, especially when reading the University Press Issue, which was released on July 9. I happened to be at Book City on the...


Book Review: Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s The Devil You Know

Feb 17, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  While reading through the January/February issue of Quill and Quire, Beth came across a review of a title that sounded so interesting, she bou...


The Subversive Copy Editor: A Short Review

May 06, 2014 - Barbara Kamienski

  Back when I was learning the nuts and bolts of copyediting, one of the tenets our instructor came back to repeatedly was “The Five Cs&rd...


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...


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...


A Review of Girls Fall Down by Maggie Helwig

Mar 26, 2012 - Nadine Bachan

In support of the Toronto Public Library’s city-wide reading event, One Book Toronto, we at TEC obtained copies of Maggie Helwig’s Girls F...


Review of Richard B. Wright’s Adultery

Jan 06, 2012 - Laura Cok

In one of my first classes in Ryerson University’s publishing certificate program, my teacher alluded to some of the goings-on at the Frankfurt ...


Sheila Heti’s How Should A Person Be? — A Review

Jan 27, 2011 - Nadine Bachan

Sheila Heti was TEC’s second adopt-an-author at last September’s Word On The Street Festival. I enjoyed reading Sheila’s earlier w...


Richard B. Wright’s Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard: A Review

Nov 22, 2010 - Nadine Bachan

In September, The Editing Company adopted two authors at the Word On The Street Festival, Sheila Heti and Richard B. Wright. As thanks for our spo...