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Editing Software Becomes Intelligent

Aug 26, 2015 - Chris Cameron

A large manuscript has always presented stylistic challenges to editors, as we are charged with maintaining consistency through the entire work. If th...

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Inclusive Editing: Beyond Political Correctness at the Editing Goes Global Conference

Aug 19, 2015 - Barbara Kamienski

  Since the term political correctness entered mainstream usage in the 1990s, it's been richly scorned and lampooned. Maybe this is because to s...

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Looking Into Your Digital Future

Aug 12, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

  Hello, TEC readers! Editors, like anyone else, occasionally like to take some time off and go on vacation, which is where I am this week. Wh...

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How Can You Not Buy Books When Reading the NYRB?

Aug 05, 2015 - Beth McAuley

  A good question to ask, especially when reading the University Press Issue, which was released on July 9. I happened to be at Book City on the...

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What's Up @ TEC! August/September 2015 Edition

Aug 03, 2015 - Beth McAuley

What's Up @ TEC! August/September 2015 Edition   Here we are in August, enjoying the summer and all that it has to offer. ...

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Marketing as a Self-Published Author: Making the Most of Your Time

Jul 29, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  Recently, we created a worksheet for self-publishing authors to calculate a rough estimate of what their costs for editing services might be. ...

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2 Experts Explain ESL Editing Plus

Jul 22, 2015 - Barbara Kamienski and Melissa MacAulay

  Editor Barbara: She's Been There!   So you've been in Canada for a while now, and you've gone from understanding very little English to ...

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Self-Publishing Authors Need Good Editors Too

Jul 15, 2015 - Chris Cameron

As someone who likes to see writers get into print, I am particularly interested in the growth of the self-publishing community and the opportunities ...

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Ask the Editor: What to do with my book idea?

Jul 08, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  Are you thinking about self-publishing a book? Many people feel they have a book idea rattling around in their head, just waiting to be writte...

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3 Ways Editors Can Keep Current

Jul 01, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

At this year's EAC conference, a major theme was professional development and keeping up-to-date. Just as a physicist must keep abreast of advances an...

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Editors Go Global: Inspiration at the Keynote Address

Editing  /  Usage
Jun 24, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Last week was a very exciting event for editors in Canada (and around the world)--the 2015 EAC International Conference, "Editing Goes Global,&qu...

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Ben McNally’s 45 Books in 45 Minutes

Jun 17, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

On Wednesday, June 10, I attended the Summer Edition of "45 Books in 45 Minutes" at Ben McNally Books in Toronto. This semi-annual event is ...

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What's Up @ TEC! June/July 2015 Edition

Jun 12, 2015 - Beth McAuley

  There are no words I can use to apologize for the hiatus in the bi-monthly updates from TEC. Since January/February a few things have happen...

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Ask the Editor: How Do I Prepare for My First Meeting with An Editor?

Jun 10, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  In the last “Ask the Editor” blog, I talked about bringing an editor on board before you’ve even started writing the book, a...

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4 Small Misses: Error Spotting on the Subway Ride to Work

Jun 03, 2015 - Beth McAuley

Ever wonder what editors do while they ride the subway on their way to work? One engaging pastime is to read subway posters for minor errors. The ot...

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Ask the Editor: Why Work with an Editor during the Writing Process?

May 27, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

We posted this blog in 2015, but the information below is timeless! If you're looking to write a book, or have started already, reaching out to an edi...

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3 Quick Tips for Editing Canadian Numbers

May 13, 2015 - Kaci Schmitt

When I was in elementary school and learning about measurements in the 1990s, my teachers used to tell us, “Don’t get too used to using in...

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4 (More) Commonly Misused Words

May 04, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

Studying philosophy has given me a special appreciation for logical words and the work they do. Some of these words, however, are commonly misused. (I...

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An American Editor in the Land of the Canadian Oxford

Mar 25, 2015 - Kaci Schmitt

  As a freelance editor working for clients from all over the world (and currently based here in Portland, Oregon), I have to be aware of the...

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Editing & Hyphens: Tips on Hyphenating Your Writing

Editing  /  Usage
Mar 18, 2015 - Barbara Kamienski

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So when I recently came upon a text riddled with hyphens popped in willy-nilly where th...

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3 English Morphs That Are Driving Me Crazy

Feb 24, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

Don't get me wrong—I appreciate that the English language is constantly changing and evolving. And I know that my job as an editor requires...

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Book Review: Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s The Devil You Know

Feb 17, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  While reading through the January/February issue of Quill and Quire, Beth came across a review of a title that sounded so interesting, she bou...

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First Things First: Building a Good Author-Editor Relationship

Feb 09, 2015 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Recently, we posted our second eBook publication, The Author's Guide to the Pre-Publishing Editing Process. In this blog and a few to follow, we want ...

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What's Up @ TEC! January/February Edition

Jan 20, 2015 - Beth McAuley

Happy New Year to all! We hope you had a safe, meaningful, and enjoyable holiday season, and that getting back to the usual grind hasn’t been to...

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Proofreading: Nobody Is Prefcet

Jan 13, 2015 - Barbara Kamienski

You know the feeling, don’t you? You’ve composed an exquisitely worded email, tinkered with the phrasing to get it just right, and read it...