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Not All Styles Are the Same

Dec 16, 2011 - Beth McAuley

At The Editing Company, each time we begin a new editing project, we make sure we have a style sheet to guide our work. What is important to know, and...

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Joining the Team & Building Community

Dec 02, 2011 - Max Baru

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of discovering The Editing Company—a short walk from the College subway station—and eventually of jo...

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Struggles in Translation: The Tables Are Turned in Germany

Nov 23, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

Earlier this month, I said a temporary farewell to the TEC office and headed across the ocean. One of the stops on my two-week European journey was so...

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From The Desk of the Permissions Editor: The Ambiguity of Wikipedia and the Finer Details of Fair Dealing

Nov 10, 2011 - Nadine Bachan

In the second installment of this blog series, I’d like to shed a little light on the not-so-clear complexities of Wikipedia copyright and the r...

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Getting Started as an Editor

Nov 02, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

It’s not an easy world for new editors out there. The publishing industry is changing while job markets everywhere are suffering. And yet, if yo...

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What's Up at TEC! October 2011

Oct 05, 2011 - Beth McAuley

Here at TEC we are celebrating our 4th Anniversary. The year introduced us to many wonderful new clients and opportunities, and gave us the chance to ...

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From The Desk of the Permissions Editor: A New TEC Blog Series

Sep 23, 2011 - Nadine Bachan

In her last blog, “The Texture of Technology,” Beth touched on the subject of e-books. Talk about e-books always prompts me to think about...

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The Texture of Technology

Sep 08, 2011 - Beth McAuley

Just before the August 31 deadline for switching from analogue to digital, I phoned Bell and ordered FibeTV. Up until now I have had no cable at all...

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Sowing a Cover

Aug 12, 2011 - Paul Eprile

Slipping singly from my fingers, lettuce seeds drop like punctuation marks, organic ellipses marking the start of a new season of cultivation. Onion...

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Watching the EdgeWalkers

Aug 05, 2011 - Nadine Bachan

Visitors and our fellow fourth-floor dwellers often comment on how little noise we make in our office. It seems to surprise them that three editors ...

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The Art of Synopsis Writing

Jul 28, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

A few weeks ago an author approached The Editing Company for some help with rewriting the synopsis of her manuscript. I was lucky enough to be put to ...

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On Buying Books at Airports

Jul 18, 2011 - Beth McAuley

I just came back from a short vacation to Jacksonville, Florida. Or JAX, for short. I was visiting family and touring the Floridian countryside, see...

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TEC’s Take on Literary Journals & Magazines

Jul 06, 2011 - Nadine Bachan

In early June, Michael Redhill announced his departure from Brick. After over 10 years of editorial involvement with the literary magazine, #87—...

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What's Up @ TEC!

Jul 01, 2011 - Beth McAuley

Happy Canada Day and Happy Pride Day! It’s July and summer has arrived. We’ve been keeping busy through May and June with new and ongoin...

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Alternate Spellings and Heart-Stopping Moments

Jun 24, 2011 - Beth McAuley

Every editor’s nightmare is this: finding a spelling error in the printed publication of the manuscript you just edited after the fact. I...

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Embracing Marketability

Jun 17, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

Nothing has ever shaken my editorial self as much as this comment did. It came from an influential editor from a successful publishing company ...

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Navigating the World of Permissions Editing

Jun 10, 2011 - Nadine Bachan

Plagiarism has become rampant in this age of instantly accessible information. There have been countless cases of stolen words, images and art, from...

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The "Is, Is" Phenomenon

May 27, 2011 - Paul Eprile

For a while I thought I was hearing things. The sounds came and went so fast, it was impossible to confirm them with the naked ear. But yes, with clos...

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The Overlap between Writer and Editor

May 20, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

Editors and writers: some see them as bitter enemies, some describe a beautiful partnership—and some say that editors are just writers who&rsq...

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Getting Re-acquainted with the Toronto Public Library

May 13, 2011 - Nadine Bachan

When I was in elementary school, from book reports to geography projects, the tried-and-true resource for all assignments was the local Toronto Public...

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What's Up At TEC

May 05, 2011 - Beth McAuley

We thought we’d give you a quick overview of some of the projects we’ve been working on here at The Editing Company. We’re keeping...

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Jumping the Turnstile on the TTC

Apr 15, 2011 - Beth McAuley

Okay, maybe I should’ve stayed out of it. But he caught my attention, and I wanted to see what he’d do.     This morning, a...

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Editors Shouldn't Text

Mar 31, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

It’s official: “LOL” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. So has “OMG,” for that matter. In my last blog pos...

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An Update on Our Writers Support Package

Mar 24, 2011 - Nadine Bachan

In the spring of 2010, two authors agreed to become our inaugural writers for The Editing Company’s Writers Support Package. Ann Eyerman and B...

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The Business of Editing: II

Mar 18, 2011 - Beth McAuley

One of The Editing Company’s missions is being fulfilled: We are building relationships with new businesses and associations.  &...