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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


3 Essentials for a Great Thesis or Dissertation

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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. ...


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. ...


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 ...


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 ...


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...


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...


Editors Go Global: Inspiration at the Keynote Address

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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...