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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...


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...


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&...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...