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Bits from the Digital Editor: The Library and the Digital Age

Jun 25, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

  Based on our last few chats, it's pretty clear that the Digital Age of Books is well upon us. What that doesn't mean, though, is that th...

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The Tyranny of "He or She"

Jun 14, 2013 - Jessie Hale

The Chicago Manual of Style and I disagree on something.   This almost never happens. I look at Chicago the way some people look at the Bibl...

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Connectivity in eBooks

Jun 05, 2013 - Avery Peters

I am a reluctant adopter of the eBook. Much of the time I prefer to read physical books – to hold them in my hands. When I was starting my...

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Bits from the Digital Editor: DRM and Your eBooks (or not)

May 30, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

  eBooks are a hot discussion topic among publishers and readers these days, but it's not always good press about the benefits of pre-orderi...

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On Completing My Internship at The Editing Company

May 20, 2013 - Mehreen Shahid, TEC Intern

The Cold Call As a college lecturer in Pakistan, I had never been reduced to making cold calls. As a newcomer to Canada, however, things were entir...

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Bits from the Digital Editor: Adventures in eBook Construction

May 13, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

  If you were anything like me as a child, then you too dreamed of having adventures when you grew up. Maybe future-you would be digging u...

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What's Up @ TEC!

Apr 25, 2013 - Beth McAuley

We have big news this month! Thanks to the energetic efforts of Max and Jessie, our social media coordinators, we now have over 300 followers on Twi...

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Creative Women Doing Sixty: Rita MacNeil, Cape Breton's First Lady of Song

Apr 22, 2013 - Mehreen Shahid, TEC Intern

"I don't read and write music, I just feel it, and it all comes at once." – Rita MacNeil   On Monday, April 22, residents o...

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Bits from the Digital Editor: A Primer for eBook Terminology

Apr 15, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

  Welcome to the first post in our series on eBooks: Bits from the Digital Editor. This series is geared towards helping you, the confused rea...

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Can’t Wait to Meet You, Neighbour: Spelling and Grammar Are Political

Apr 08, 2013 - Jessie Hale

With the first Canadian Target stores opening in Guelph, Milton, and Fergus last month, Canadians no longer have to wait for weekend road trips to B...

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The Waiting Game

Mar 22, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

I’m sure this has happened to you, too. You pick up a real page-turner from the bookstore. It’s so good that you can’t put it down...

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Creative Women Doing Sixty: Jan Wong’s Out of the Blue: A Review

Mar 17, 2013 - Mehreen Shahid, TEC Intern

Jan Wong has become something of a household name for newspaper reading Torontonians. Her hard-hitting journalistic style being her claim to fame. I...

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How Storytelling Led Me to an Editing Career & Mentorship

Mar 08, 2013 - Avery Peters

I love stories. As part of my first career as an assistant manager at Ten Thousand Villages, I got to tell and listen to a lot of stories. The missi...

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Rescue Me, Can’t You See That I’m Lonely? Or, The Parallels between Online Dating and Marketing Analytics

Feb 28, 2013 - Jessie Hale

Before meeting my current partner the traditional way, I spent several years, on and off, navigating the perilous world of online dating. I was remi...

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Book Clubs: A Three-Act Blog

Feb 22, 2013 - Jessica Mifsud

Act One – A Booklover’s Quest for Satisfaction Around the time I finished my English degree, I began to realize that unless you’r...

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Creative Women Doing Sixty: Jeanne Lamon Takes Home Centre Stage

Feb 14, 2013 - Mehreen Shahid, TEC Intern

Even as she was learning to co-ordinate fine motor skills using her tiny fingers at three years old, Jeanne Lamon knew she was meant to play the vio...

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What's Up @ TEC! February 2013 edition

Feb 13, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

Greetings, gentle readers, and happy belated New Year! Here at TEC, we’ve returned from a restful holiday break with enough renewed energy to di...

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A Love Letter to Anthropology (or: In Defence of an Arts Degree)

Feb 07, 2013 - Nina Hoeschele

“Anthropology!” said a chatty tech support guy who insisted on doing small talk rather than fixing my bank account problem. “That&...

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Creative Women Doing Sixty: Review of Dear Life by Alice Munro

Jan 29, 2013 - Jessie Hale

It is nothing particularly groundbreaking or controversial to announce that, at eighty-one years old, Alice Munro is still one of the most brilliant...

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Creative Women Doing Sixty: Old Age Is ...

Jan 18, 2013 - Ann Eyerman

When I turned 40 someone sent me a postcard with Bette Davis holding a pillow stitched with the words Old Age Ain’t No Place For Sissies. It w...

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Creative Women Doing Sixty: Celebrating the Marvellous

Jan 08, 2013 - Beth McAuley

  In 1994, when Gloria Steinem turned sixty, she published a collection of essays entitled Moving Beyond Words. Ms. Steinem is, of course, the f...

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On Organization: Packing, Permissions, and Persistence

Dec 20, 2012 - Jessica Mifsud

Two big events are happening for me this month. The first is that I’m a dozen items and a handful of loose ends away from completing the gigan...

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Working with Words and with WordPress: A Career Path

Dec 06, 2012 - Christina Vasilevski

When I graduated from university, I didn’t imagine that my career would involve working on websites. However, I’ve found the work to be us...

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What's Up @ TEC!

Dec 06, 2012 - Nina Hoeschele

It’s getting cold out there in Toronto. Though the heap of projects on our desks grows ever larger, we TEC editors have still been finding the...

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How to Lose Your Mind in 72 Hours: The 3-Day Novel Contest

Nov 27, 2012 - Nina Hoeschele

The Challenge I am a perfectionist.   I realize this might not be the most shocking admission for an editor to make. Still, while it ser...