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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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Brainteasers! 6 Word Games for Writers and Editors

Jan 26, 2023 - Michael Bedford

Luckily for writers and editors, word games are enjoying a surge in popularity. Over the past few years, games like Wordle and Words with Friends have...

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A Workout for the Writer’s Brain: 8 Writing Courses to Inspire and Energize Your Mind

Jan 04, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

It’s 2023, and lots of people are making resolutions for the new year – spend less, save more, eat more vegetables, get in shape, declutter…the list...

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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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Last-Minute Project? Here Are 4 Talented Editors Who Can Help!

Nov 30, 2022 - The Holiday Elf

The holidays are fast approaching, and there is lots to do! Gift shopping, holiday baking, cleaning, decorating, scheduling visits with family an...

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Holiday How-to: Wrapping Up Your Writing Project before a Break

Nov 22, 2022 - Michael Bedford

Although the holiday season is meant to be a festive diversion, for some writers the holidays serve as yet another roadblock on the journey to pub...

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Submissions Etiquette 201: Updated Tips and Tricks to Help Your Manuscript Get Noticed!

Nov 09, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

A few years ago, I wrote a blog that covered all the important points of what I like to think of as “submissions etiquette.” In other words, how to su...

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4 Tips for Successful Academic Journal Submissions

Nov 09, 2022 - Jaclyn MacNeil

Publishing your own journal article is an exciting prospect. At this stage in the process, you’ve likely spent many hours writing, editing, integratin...

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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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How the Transition to Remote Work Changed My Life: The Personal and Professional Benefits

Aug 15, 2022 -

As we all start to try to transition into post-pandemic life, it’s easy to begin seeing things as “getting back to normal.” And while many of us feel ...

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3 Ways to Set Up Your Writing Environment to Help Get Your Project Started

Aug 10, 2022 - Michael Bedford

There are no secrets tips that make writing easy but there are things one can do to get things off to a good start. So, here are a few pointers on set...

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Keep Your Skills Sharp in the Summer Heat! Here’s How!

Aug 04, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

During the summer months, it can sometimes be a struggle to stay productive and keep your skills sharp—the sun is shining, the cottage is calling, and...

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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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Reaching “The End”: Tried-and-True Ways to Help You Finish a Writing Project!

Jul 20, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

So, you’ve read TEC’s blogs on how to get a writing project underway, and after many hours of hard work, you’re finally nearing the finish line. Good ...

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Get Your Writing on Track: Tips for Working with a Writing Coach

Jul 13, 2022 - Jaclyn MacNeil

Are you struggling with your writing? Are you worried about grammar and punctuation or structure and flow? Are you battling procrastination? Or have y...

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Kickstart Your Creative Engine: Tips on Getting Your Writing Started

Jul 06, 2022 - Ronnie Morris

Writing of any sort—whether it’s fiction or non-fiction—can be tough.  Self-doubt can make an already difficult task even harder, and it’s easy to put...

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Creating a Good Outline: The First Writing Step You Didn’t Know You Needed

Jun 28, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Are you trying to get your writing underway? Are you not sure where to begin? Why not create an outline? If you’ve never worked with one before, you m...

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

Jun 22, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

In case you missed it the first time around, we think these book picks are so well-suited for lazy days reading in the sun that we wanted to re-post t...

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Building Twitter Engagement: Tips and Tricks

Jun 15, 2022 - Ronnie Morris

These days, social media has become by far the most common way for people to forge new social connections and to stay connected with loved ones all ov...