Blog

Home / Blog

blog-image

Transitions: What They Are and How to Use Them

Feb 10, 2016 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  While drafting the February edition of the TEC newsletter, I found myself flipping through Beth's collection of Editorial Eye back issues, sea...

blog-image

Indexing Trauma: The Truth and Reconciliation Indexing Team

Feb 03, 2016 - Barbara Kamienski

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, established on June 1, 2008, issued its final report on December 15, 2015. In over two thousand pages of text...

blog-image

3 Ways to Avoid Repetition in Writing

Jan 27, 2016 - Lesley-Anne Longo

When reading a document, there are any number of writing errors or distractions that can take you out of the moment and interrupt the flow of your rea...

blog-image

What's Up @ TEC! February/March 2016 Edition

Jan 26, 2016 - Beth McAuley

Happy 2016! The end of the year allowed us to take some time to rest, relax, and recharge. We hope your holidays were great and, like us, you are now ...

blog-image

4 Handy Tips: A Punctuation Primer

Jan 20, 2016 - Melissa MacAulay

  Below are a few of the most common punctuation-related errors or inconsistencies that we see here at TEC. Here is what you need to keep in min...

blog-image

Margaret Atwood: A Triptych

Jan 12, 2016 - Beth McAuley

Triptych: From the Greek adjective meaning "three-fold": tri = three, ptysso = to fold, or ptyx = fold. Usually a panel painting that is div...

blog-image

An Editor Contemplates Holiday Overindulgences

Jan 06, 2016 - Chris Cameron

The holiday season is like a mercifully distant relative who visits only once a year; I am always glad to see her arrive and always gladder to see her...

blog-image

Last-Minute Gift Guide for Editorial Freelancers

Dec 22, 2015 - Alanna Brousseau

  If you're anything like me, you're likely still scrambling around the city and braving the inevitable crowds in search of the perfect gifts fo...

blog-image

What's Up @ TEC! December/January Edition

Dec 13, 2015 - Beth McAuley

Though winter is not officially upon us until December 22, colder temperatures and frost-laden lawns have already been making appearances in Toronto...

blog-image

The Pitch Line and Why Every Writer Needs One

Dec 08, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Here at TEC, we receive calls from potential clients who are new to the writing process. The usual questions are about our services and rates, and abo...

blog-image

Guest Blog: Jacqueline Markowitz Opens Up to the Author-Editor

Dec 02, 2015 - Jacqueline Markowitz

    The original drafts of a novel create its structure and determine how the story will unfold. The years and years of editing that follo...

blog-image

A Life in Words and Books

Nov 25, 2015 - Chris Cameron

    I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Ruth Hood, who looks back on a long life of editing and library science. I asked her to t...

blog-image

The Curious Case of Canadian Poetry

Nov 18, 2015 - Alanna Brousseau

    No Canadian poets were mentioned in any of my high school English classes, and I’m certain that most of my hometown friends woul...

blog-image

The Most Stolen Books

Nov 10, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

    Inside the Big Bookseller In preparation for the upcoming (and costly!) holiday season, I recently picked up a part-time gig at Indig...

blog-image

Another Way to Use Your Dictionary

Nov 04, 2015 - Barbara Kamienski

        Ah, reference books! What would we do without them? Whether lined up in neat rows on library shelves or haphazar...

blog-image

Southern Comfort Gone Wrong in Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman

Oct 27, 2015 - Beth McAuley

The hype generated around the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman (HarperCollins, 2015) made many of us want to read this book. After ...

blog-image

Editors Shouldn't Text

Oct 21, 2015 - Nina Hoeschele

    We loved this blog when Nina first created it back in 2011. We had been discussing the challenges of texting for editors. The writing ...

blog-image

3 Things You Might Not Realize About E-books: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Oct 14, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

It's safe to say that e-books are here to stay, and it's becoming clear that, contrary to warnings we all heard a few years ago, they aren't bri...

blog-image

What's Up @ TEC! October/November 2015 Edition

Oct 13, 2015 - Beth McAuley

Fall has definitely arrived on this post-Thanksgiving Monday … wind, rain, and turning leaves … at least here in Toronto. And lots has...

blog-image

Wab Kinew: The Power and Politics of Language

Oct 07, 2015 - Alanna Brousseau

On September 28, musician, academic, and activist Wab Kinew addressed a full house at the Toronto Reference Library’s Bluma Appel Salon. The e...

blog-image

Words in all Their Wonder at The Word On The Street

Sep 30, 2015 - Chris Cameron

On Sunday September 27 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, the 26th edition of The Word On The Street once again brought together the people who create...

blog-image

Designing an eBook: Standard or Fixed Layout?

Sep 21, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Many people don't realize that when they decide to have their manuscript turned into an eBook, they have to choose one of two layout options: fixed or...

blog-image

3 Reasons Why I’m an eBook Convert

Sep 16, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  The concept of eBooks has been around for a long time now, and it seems the debate over "print vs. screen" has, for the most part, e...

blog-image

3 Essentials for a Great Thesis or Dissertation

Editing  /  Style
Sep 09, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

As one of our Academic Editors here at TEC, I've recently been working on a lot of graduate theses and dissertations, helping students to shape what t...

blog-image

Permissions & Copyright: The Reasons Why They're Important

Sep 02, 2015 - Beth McAuley

September 2015   We are reposting this blog from 2010 because the issue of copyright is still relevant, and the research challenges we faced wi...