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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

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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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...

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The Essential Gift Guide for Editors: 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - Jean Mathew

If you’re thinking about holiday gifts for the editor in your life, look no further! This gift guide is your ultimate resource for picking out that sp...

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TEC’s Week of Indulgences Returns!

Dec 13, 2018 - Lesley-Anne Longo & Beth McAuley

It’s an exciting time in the TEC office — we have our new working space set up, our new website is launched, and our new editor is joining our team. A...

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Ending 2018 with a Bang!

Dec 03, 2018 - Lesley-Anne Longo

It has been quite the whirlwind of a year at TEC! We’ve had a lot of changes throughout 2018, many of which have culminated just within the last few m...

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Editing Business Writing for Precision and Clarity

Oct 03, 2018 - Beth McAuley

We have had a few calls recently from clients looking for help with business writing projects, so we thought we would repost this timeless blog to hel...

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Web Citations: Headache Extraordinaire?

Sep 26, 2018 - Jonathan Adjemian

  Citing sources from the internet is something most academic writers do all the time; papers can be written without consulting a single sheet o...

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Inclusive Writing: It’s Not About Political Correctness

Sep 18, 2018 - Michael Bedford

Inclusive writing is often confused with politically correct writing, but political correctness isn’t an author’s main goal when writing inclusively. ...

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Move Over TIFF! 4 September Literary Events for Booklovers in Toronto

Sep 11, 2018 - Jean Mathew

    The summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean the festivities are over! For booklovers out there, you’ll be ...

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“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...

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An Editor’s Place in Ebook Development: What We’ve Learned

Aug 21, 2018 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Recently, Beth and I were able to partake in a webinar put on by Editors Canada, entitled “The Editor’s Place in Ebook Development.”...

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Confounding Confusables, Part III

Aug 14, 2018 - Michael Bedford

    For centuries, questions of proper usage have provided editorial professionals fodder for debate. Although publishers’ styles ...

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Talking about Pictures: Describing and Citing Artwork

Aug 08, 2018 - Jonathan Adjemian

  The publishing world has well-developed rules and guidelines for describing and citing work that exists as printed text. Things can be less cl...

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4 Twitter Tips from TEC's Social Media Coordinator

Aug 01, 2018 - Jean Mathew

Being good at social media is important for everyone. And I mean everyone. From Starbucks to The Editing Company to your own personal account—recogniz...

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The Nuts and Bolts of Strong Prose: Semicolons, Colons, and Dashes

Jul 25, 2018 - Laura Cameron

    Punctuation marks are the signposts of prose. They indicate what’s important and where to pause. They add rhythm to your sentenc...

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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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Ask the Editor: How Do I Get an Agent?

Jul 05, 2018 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  So, you’re moving into the finishing stages of writing your book and you’re beginning to think about acquiring an agent. At TE...

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Commas: Curiosity and Concern

Jun 21, 2018 - Jonathan Adjemian

Commas, for any copy editor—or, for that matter, any copy writer—are a most familiar tool, as well as a potential source of frustration. C...

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Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns: Take 2

Jun 14, 2018 - Michael Bedford

Back in September 2017, The Editing Company's own Barbara Kamienski wrote a great blog post about the linguistic challenges presented by subject-ver...

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A Post- Post

Jun 06, 2018 - Laura Cameron

      The postgraduate student researching the rise of postmodernism in the postwar period found herself with post-traumatic stress ...

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4 Tips for Using the Em-dash and En-dash and Finding Them on Your Keyboard

May 31, 2018 - Barbara Kamienski

As a keen-eyed reader, you have no doubt noticed that those little horizontal lines between words and numbers come in varying lengths. As a keen-eyed ...

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Editors Shouldn't Text

May 23, 2018 - Nina Hoeschele

We loved this blog when Nina first created it back in 2011. We are reposting it this month in honour of this month's TEC theme of comics! Check out la...

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Super Women: Creative Heroines of the Comic Book Industry

May 16, 2018 - Michael Bedford

      The American comic book industry has historically been a male-dominated enterprise. The names of famous male artists, writers,...