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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

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)

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...

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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...