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Jan 05, 2015 - Melissa MacAulay

As 2015 rolls around, our use of social media continues to grow. Now, more than ever before, authors (both academic and non-academic) are citing socia...


Perfection: A Perfect Trap

Dec 16, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Here at The Editing Company, we occasionally have to answer a familiar question from an inquiring caller: “How can you guarantee perfection?&rdq...


What's Up @ TEC! [November]/December Edition

Dec 09, 2014 - Beth McAuley

Why the square brackets around November? Because we were so busy that the end of November was upon us before we knew it. Of course, this is a wonderfu...


Writing Your Holiday Cards: Do's and Dont's

Dec 08, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Ahhh, the holidays. I don’t know about you, but I always love opening up the mailbox during the holiday season—there’s almost alwa...


Academic Writing: Sacrificing Information in the Name of "Gobbledygook"?

Dec 02, 2014 - Melissa MacAulay

Earlier this year, University of Toronto Press’ Journal of Scholarly Publishing featured a book review of Michael Billig’s Learn to Write ...


What Is Copy Editing, Really?

Nov 19, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

  Editing. It sounds like a simple process, but what many people don’t realize is there are actually a few types of editing that aim t...


The Apostrophe Rules: A Raging Debate

Nov 04, 2014 - Barbara Kamienski

At a recent social gathering, a woman I had just met cornered me. So, I was an editor? Where, she demanded to know, did I stand on the possible abolit...


10 Signs You Need (…OK, Are Beyond Needing) a New Laptop

Oct 29, 2014 - Mary Ann Mazey

While some of us writers and editors pride ourselves on being early adopters, others may have a slight “not-fix-it-’til-it’s-broke&r...


E-Smart Editors & New Marketing Technologies: Introducing HubSpot

Oct 21, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Here at The Editing Company, I wear many hats: editor, proofreader, layout designer, and social media editor. The last one links up to an initiative...


5 Best Grammar Blogs for Authors

Oct 08, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Grammar quiz: When is it appropriate to use “whom”? Answer: You would use "whom" when you refer to the object of a sentence. ...


WOTS the Deal with Brunch?

Sep 30, 2014 - Mary Ann Mazey

Living in downtown Toronto provides no scarcity of opportunities to both observe and participate in performances of middle-classness, or what I&rsqu...


Back to the Future II: A 1990s Technological Overview

Sep 24, 2014 - Melissa MacAulay

Leafing through past issues of The Editorial Eye, I am offered a glimpse of what it might have been like to be an editor in the 1990s. These issues ...


Back to the Future: Tips for Editors from The Editorial Eye (January 1990)

Sep 18, 2014 - Beth McAuley

The Editorial Eye was a professional newsletter for editors and writers published by the Editorial Experts, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia. I began su...


What's Up @ TEC! September/October Edition

Sep 17, 2014 - Beth McAuley

Such a great summer of conferences, mild weather, FIFA games, reading vacations, meditation retreats, bachelorette parties, 5K runs, TIFF … and...


3 Mini Book Reviews, Or What This Book Editor Did on Her Vacation

Sep 11, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Ahh, summer: a time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine (even though here in Toronto, our summer has been…not as hot as we usually pref...


Quirky Canadianisms: Canadian English as Our Cultural Heritage

Aug 04, 2014 - Karen Kemlo

Lately there has been a fair bit of news coverage dedicated to Canadian English as a language—what it is, why it’s important, and how it...


What's Up @ TEC! July/August Edition

Jul 22, 2014 - Beth McAuley

It is mid-July and FIFA has come and gone (sorry, Argentina)!   In June, we attended several informative professional conferences and re...


Journaling Isn’t Just for Tween Girls & Writers Anymore

Jul 08, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Part of my job here at TEC is keeping up with some of the company’s social media outlets—namely, Pinterest and senior editor Beth’...


Adapt and Flourish: The Editors’ Association of Canada Hosts a Milestone Conference

Jul 02, 2014 - Beth McAuley

“Tracking Change: e-Merging Methods and Markets” was the theme of the Editors’ Association of Canada Conference held in Toronto th...


LOCATOR! LOCATOR! LOCATOR! The Indexing Society of Canada’s Annual Conference

Jun 25, 2014 - Barbara Kamienski

Back in 1990, Craig Brown, columnist for the Times Saturday Review, wrote, “When I tell people that I am working on an index for a book, they ...


Quiet! There’s an Editor at Work …

Jun 11, 2014 - Karen Kemlo

The Library   One of my first jobs was working in a library in downtown Toronto. Every morning after riding the packed subway then dodging pe...


4 Surprising Side Effects of Being an Editor

Jun 03, 2014 - Lesley-Anne Longo

So, you’ve decided you want to be an editor. You love books, working with words, and maybe even enjoy all the grammar rules that might drive o...


My Sojourn at The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

May 28, 2014 - Beth McAuley

The 16th Berkshire Conference of Women Historians was held in Toronto this past week. It was the first time in its 70-year history that the conference...


An Un-“touch”ing Experience with E-Readers

May 21, 2014 - Mary Ann Mazey

For months, I’ve been pondering the notion of buying an e-reader: should I buy one, and if so, which? I’m so late to this party, and sti...


What's Up @ TEC! May/June Edition

May 11, 2014 - Beth McAuley

Finally! Spring has arrived in Toronto, and with it comes a host of professional conferences: the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women runs ...