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The Subversive Copy Editor: A Short Review

May 06, 2014 - Barbara Kamienski

  Back when I was learning the nuts and bolts of copyediting, one of the tenets our instructor came back to repeatedly was “The Five Cs&rd...

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American versus Canadian Spelling: It all Started with Noah

Apr 21, 2014 - Karen Kemlo

Why do Canadians persist in spelling certain words the way we do? Is it a Canadian quirk that we keep all of our British “-our”endings b...

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My Second Beginning as an Editor

Apr 14, 2014 - Karen Kemlo

I call my decision to change careers in mid-life my “second beginning.” I realize it’s an oxymoron, but for me it defines the plac...

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What's Up @ TEC! March/April 2014 Edition

Mar 24, 2014 - Beth McAuley

It’s hard to believe that the first three months of 2014 are heading into the fourth. Spring for most of us still hasn’t arrived, but ho...

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5 Friendly Tips for Writing with Numbers

Mar 11, 2014 - Mary Ann Mazey

   As TEC’s business editor, I edit a variety of documents containing in-text, tabled, charted, and graphed calculations, statistics,...

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Writing and Publishing Your Own Book Is a Rewarding Experience

Jan 30, 2014 - David Christopher Manson

I wish to share my experience about writing my first book. Picking up my first run of 30 copies, seeing the cover, seeing the barcode, realizing tha...

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What's Up @ TEC! January 2014 Edition

Jan 20, 2014 - Beth McAuley

  It's January 2014! From all of us here at The Editing Company, many good wishes for a prosperous New Year.   We’ve had a busy f...

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When Text Speak Enters Our Spoken Conversations

Jan 14, 2014 - Mary Ann Mazey

There’s no question that, for better or worse, texting has brought about a whole new kind of written communication. Certainly, the way we spea...

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A Quick Guide to 5 Online Grammar Resources

Dec 26, 2013 - Sara Rozenberg

As editors, we use style guides and resources for particular projects to ensure that we follow consistent guidelines. Every now and then acquaintanc...

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4 Important Tips in the Self-Publishing Process

Dec 16, 2013 - Beth McAuley

With the advent of self-publishing, authors are seeking out good advice from editors who can help them navigate the process. There is so much to kno...

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How One Young Writer Won the NaNoWriMo 2013 Challenge

Dec 09, 2013 - Jane Waldner

This year, after many years of procrastination, failing, and heartbreak, I decided to give myself one last chance at success: I was going to win NaNoW...

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3 Professionals Every Entrepreneur Needs in Their Corner

Dec 03, 2013 - Beth McAuley

When I launched my small business over five years ago, I took a course at the Toronto Business Development Centre. One of the first things I learned w...

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2 Simple, Everyday Vocabulary Rules

Nov 26, 2013 - Mary Ann Mazey

 I’d like to take a look at two pairs of words that are increasingly, incorrectly interchanged. No, I’m not talking about your/you&...

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What's Up @ TEC! November Edition

Nov 15, 2013 - Beth McAuley

Another November has rolled in, and with it a host of exciting and diverse projects for copy editing and proofreading from business reports to grant...

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Punctuation Marks & Symbols: The Comma and the Hashtag

Editing  /  Style
Nov 06, 2013 - Sara Rozenberg

I wanted to write about punctuation marks and symbols because I’m fascinated by their use. When used correctly — that is, according to s...

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A Halloween Word Treat from The Editing Company

Oct 18, 2013 - Mary Ann Mazey

Mid-October is that wonderful time of year when the air takes on a fresh new chill, the leaves turn their rich autumn colours … and rubber ba...

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Books Are Well and Alive at the Art Book Fair in New York City

Oct 04, 2013 - Sara Rozenberg

I had the absolute pleasure of attending the eighth annual New York Art Book Fair a couple of weekends ago, an event I’ve been wanting to go t...

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How to Make the Most of Word On The Street

Sep 19, 2013 - Jessie Hale

This Sunday, September 22, the streets around Queen’s Park will turn into a paradise for book lovers. Writers, book publishers, literacy organ...

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What's Up @ TEC!

Sep 13, 2013 - Beth McAuley

Copy editing and proofreading of business reports, academic manuscripts, publisher’s manuscripts, website copy, grant proposals — t...

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6 Simple Steps to Becoming a Confident Abbreviation User (CAU)

Editing  /  Style
Aug 02, 2013 - Jessie Hale

From the Jersey Shore (anyone up for GTL?) to high government offices (the GOP signed an MOA with the DED!), abbreviations are handy little tools ...

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My Time at The Editing Company: A Retrospective

Jul 26, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

Way back in December of 2010, I was fresh off an editorial internship and looking for a place to put my newly sharpened skills to work. Back then, T...

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A North American English: From Imperial to Metric and Other Word Choices

Jul 18, 2013 - Avery Peters

A Road Trip   Last month, my husband and I went on a road trip in California. It was a welcome relief from a crazy winter of study. We sh...

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What's Up @ TEC! July 2013 Edition

Jul 18, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

  July is officially here — as is Toronto's annual tradition of pretending to be a furnace. Our tips for handling the heat and humidit...

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The Ten-Day MBA Challenge: Day One

Jul 14, 2013 - Beth McAuley

Day One, July 14, 2013   I have signed on as a student of Steven Silbiger’s Ten-Day MBA program. Silbiger is a senior director of ...

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What's the Deal with Canadian Spelling?

Jun 27, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

  I have a good friend who's a copy editor, just like me — except that she does it about 700 kilometres southeast of here. Or, in her es...