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Digital Literacy: What It Is and Why It Matters!

Sep 20, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

You may think of literacy as solely having to do with reading and writing skills. However, there’s another type of literacy we should all be aware of:...


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...


Changing Footnotes into Endnotes in Microsoft Word

Aug 30, 2021 - 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...


Editing and Proofreading On-screen and Online Content: From Word to Adobe to Pastel!

Jul 21, 2021 - Samantha Rohrig

The first step in preparing a document for publication is the copyediting of the work. The majority of copyediting tasks today are carried out on-scre...


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...


Limited Access: Internet Connectivity in Rural Ontario

Sep 16, 2020 - Ronnie Morris

Every year, I get a much-needed break from the city when my family rents a cottage in the country. We thought the COVID-19 outbreak had made that impo...


How to Customize the Page Numbers of Your Word Document

Aug 12, 2020 - Chris Cameron

In this blog from the archives, former TEC Editor Chris Cameron teaches you the ins and outs of working with page numbering in Microsoft Word. Read on...


The Evolving Lexicon of Web Jargon

Aug 04, 2020 - Michael Bedford

In this archived post from 2017, TEC Blogger Michael Bedford muses on how editors deal with an unending stream of technical and internet lingo, with n...


Editing Software Becomes Intelligent

Jul 21, 2020 - Chris Cameron

This week, we're revisiting a blog from the TEC archives! Did you know that Editors Canada members actually receive a 30% discount on PerfectIt for Wo...


5 Tips for Writers & Editors on E-Marketing During a Pandemic

Jun 24, 2020 - Michael Bedford

We’ve all had to adjust to the twists and turns of the continually fluctuating “new normal” we find ourselves in during the COVID-19 pandemic. And eve...


Bringing Your Manuscript to the Next Level: 5 Tech Tips for Writers

May 06, 2020 - Michael Bedford

Some writers may be able to fill their manuscripts with inspired text without any outside help but, thankfully, in this age of apps and user-friendly ...


Social Media: Can It Preserve a Record of Our Times?

Apr 22, 2020 -

Originally, this week we had scheduled a blog on social media trends. However, given all that is happening in the world today and, especially, how soc...


The History of the QWERTY Keyboard: How It Came to Be

Apr 14, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

The QWERTY keyboard: You may have heard this term before, or said it (FYI, it’s “kwerty”) — but where did this specific layout of keys come from?   ...


5 Online Editorial and Literary Communities to Take a Look at if You Haven’t Already

Apr 08, 2020 - Michael Bedford

Although in-person writing circles and book clubs will eventually reclaim their rightful places in public libraries and diners across the land, online...


An Un-“touch”ing Experience with E-Readers

May 21, 2014 - Mary Ann Mazey

For months, I’ve been pondering the notion of buying an e-reader: should I buy one, and if so, which? I’m so late to this party, and sti...


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...


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...


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...


The Texture of Technology

Sep 08, 2011 - Beth McAuley

Just before the August 31 deadline for switching from analogue to digital, I phoned Bell and ordered FibeTV. Up until now I have had no cable at all...


Editors Shouldn't Text

Mar 31, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

It’s official: “LOL” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. So has “OMG,” for that matter. In my last blog pos...


Google Is a Verb Now

Feb 03, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

When I was a kid, my parents’ bookshelves held an incredible 27-volume set of Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias. I would frequently rush to Fu...