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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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...