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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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“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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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&...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...