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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...


Have Questions? Book a 15-Minute Complimentary Consult with Our Senior Editor

Feb 16, 2017 - Beth McAuley

  We at TEC welcome phone calls from our potential clients looking for guidance about the editing process and the cost of editing. When we recei...


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...


Revisiting Transitions: What They Are and How To Use Them

Feb 01, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Well, it's February 2017! We're solidly in Canadian winter, but we'll also be transitioning into spring soon (we can hope). In the spirit of great tra...


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 ...


Words of the Year and Where They Come From

Jan 18, 2017 - Lesley-Anne Longo

        What do the words Y2K, plutoed, tweet, e-, they, and bailout have in common?   Simple. They ha...


An Editor’s New Year’s Reading Resolutions

Jan 12, 2017 - Kristy Hankewitz

The new year is a time for reflection on the past year: what you did, how you grew, and what you learned. It's also a time to reflect on the coming ...


The Editor’s Answer to Holiday Withdrawal

Jan 03, 2017 - Michael Bedford

    The holiday season has ended, and, after countless glasses of eggnog, mulled wine, and holiday-themed beer, many revelers are happy to...


TEC Editors Celebrate The Week of Indulgences

Dec 21, 2016 - The TEC Editing Team

We at TEC have launched a new event this Holiday Season. Instead of going out for lunch or dinner, we decided we would enjoy a full week of deliciou...


Confounding Confusables, Part II

Dec 07, 2016 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  It sometimes seems like there is a never-ending supply of words that are confusing in one way or another! There are homonyms, synonyms, words ...


How to Customize the Page Numbers of Your Document

Dec 01, 2016 - Chris Cameron

An author recently asked me how she could keep the page numbers in her document from appearing on the title page. She didn't want the actual numbering...


Crossing the Pond: One Editor’s Transition from Canada to the UK

Nov 24, 2016 - Melissa MacAulay

  The past few years in Toronto have been very eventful for me: I've defended my PhD thesis, got married, started my freelance editing career, a...


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...


7 Tips for Detecting Canadian Business Editorial Style

Nov 10, 2016 - Beth McAuley

  Imagine you have been asked to write an article for the Rotman Management, the Magazine of the Rotman School of Management at the University o...


All Right, All Right, Alright: How to Use Three More Confusing Word Pairings

Nov 03, 2016 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  In the TEC office this month, we have been discussing a number of words and phrases that are easily confused and/or misused. So, for our blog ...


“G’wan, B’y”: A Primer on Cape Breton English

Oct 28, 2016 - Melissa MacAulay

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of introducing my husband and my 7-month-old son to the lovely island of Cape Breton, where my parents grew up....


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...


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

Oct 13, 2016 - 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 ke...


A Halloween Word Treat from The Editing Company

Oct 05, 2016 - TEC Team

Halloween fast approaches, and you may have noticed pumpkins and scarecrows appearing on your neighbours’ stoops, and ravaged racks of cost...


TEC Trick: How to Personalize Your Edits in Track Changes

Sep 28, 2016 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Editing using Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function is a fairly standard practice today, and it’s easy to see why—it’s neater, faster, and easier fo...


Tidying-Up Your Academic Writing: The Magic of the Reverse Outline

Sep 21, 2016 - Melissa MacAulay

Could your academic writing use a good de-cluttering?   While doing structural editing for a client—especially with graduate students&...


7 Tips for Detecting Business Editorial Style

Sep 15, 2016 - Beth McAuley

Have you ever sat down to write a business article for a journal or a magazine and wondered what the editorial style of the publication was? Perhaps t...


TEC’s Tips for Editing with Track Changes: An Introduction

Sep 07, 2016 - Lesley-Anne Longo

For most editors today, the chance to work some editorial magic on a hard-copy manuscript is not one that comes by very often. For those who might not...


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...