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3 Great Tips on Setting Up Your Writing Environment to Help Get Your Project Started

Jan 04, 2024 - Michael Bedford

There are no secret tips that make writing easy but there are things one can do to get things off to a good start. So, here are a few pointers on sett...

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TEC Treats & Sweets! Our Editors’ Most-Loved Holiday Recipes

Dec 18, 2023 - TEC Editors

The holidays are here again and, of course, with this special time of year comes memories of holidays past, spent with friends and family. I’m willing...

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6 Great Books for Kids for the Holidays

Dec 12, 2023 - Melissa MacAulay

Since having children, my beloved bookshelves have undergone some drastic changes. Plato and Nietzsche have had to make room for The Monster at the En...

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8 Tips to Help You Stay Focused during the Festive Season

Dec 05, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

The run-up to the holidays can be one of the busiest times of the year—you've got gifts to buy, parties to attend, loved ones to visit, decorating and...

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6 Amazing Apps for Avid Readers

Nov 29, 2023 - Michael Bedford

No longer relegated to choosing between just a few different reading apps, avid readers now have several options on offer. And, because different peop...

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NaNoWriMo: Fun, Fiction, and Finding a Writing Community

Nov 21, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

It’s November, and while for many people that might mean the lead-up to the holiday season is beginning, for thousands of people around the world, Nov...

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Book Editing: How to Edit Your Nonfiction Book Like a Pro – A Review

Nov 08, 2023 - Beth McAuley

This book is for everyone—nonfiction authors and editors alike. It is clearly written and covers the essential steps of editing a manuscript in short,...

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A Review of Diana Athill’s Stet: An Editor’s Life

Oct 24, 2023 - Samantha Rohrig

In a departure from the other books reviewed in this series, a wonderful collection of editorial “how-to” manuals and grammar guides, Diana Athill’s S...

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Fall Fun! Autumn Fairs and Festivals in the GTA

Oct 17, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

We recently featured a few fall fairs and festivals in our September/October newsletter and wanted to share the fall fun with our blog readers! Some o...

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A Review of Steve Dunham’s The Editor’s Companion: An Indispensable Guide to Editing Books, Magazines, Online Publications, and More

Oct 10, 2023 - Michael Bedford

I recently had the pleasure of reading Steve Dunham’s The Editor’s Companion: An Indispensable Guide to Editing Books, Magazines, Online Publications,...

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Celebrating National Book Month This October!

Oct 03, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Did you know that October is National Book Month? Each year, this event exists to honour the power that reading and writing have. It’s celebrated by b...

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Editors on Editing: A Book Review

Sep 27, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

I must admit that I was pretty excited to read Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know about What Editors Do. The book is a collection of essays...

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Digital Literacy: What It Is and Why It Matters!

Sep 20, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

You may think of literacy as solely having to do with reading and writing skills. However, there’s another type of literacy we should all be aware of:...

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Review of Kiss My Asterisk: A Feisty Guide to Punctuation and Grammar

Sep 12, 2023 - Melissa MacAulay

Going only by the title and back blurb, my very first impression of Kiss My Asterisk by Jenny Baranick (Skyhorse, 2014) was that I am its ideal reader...

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Celebrating International Literacy Day on Friday, September 8!

Sep 06, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

International Literacy Day is approaching, so we thought it would be a good time to delve into this important observation and how you can celebrate!  ...

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What’s Going on With Literary Events in Ontario?

Aug 29, 2023 - Michael Bedford

With September closing in, the crunch of the leaves and the smell of pumpkin spice bring with them a slew of literary events for writers, editors, and...

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6 Faulty Writing Habits to Avoid

Aug 23, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

There’s never a bad time to refresh your writing skills, and now is as good a time as ever (especially if you’re finding yourself with some extra time...

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Everyday Proofreading and Punctuation Marks: Their Meaning and How They Are Used

Aug 15, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Pretty much everyone uses punctuation marks in their day-to-day life, whether it’s in texts, emails, professional communications, business writing, le...

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Your Book's Copyright Page: What You Need to Know

Aug 02, 2023 - Michael Bedford

Self-publishing opportunities allow authors to reach their audiences on their own schedules and through their own publishing initiatives. An important...

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What’s On This Summer: Live Theatre in the Golden Horseshoe

Aug 01, 2023 - Michael Bedford

The Stratford and Shaw Festivals’ 2023 seasons are both well underway and providing some excellent options for summer theatregoers. Soulpepper Theatre...

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8 Great Tips on How to Market Your Book if You’re an Introvert

Jul 26, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

If you’re an introverted author, putting yourself out there in order to market your book can be incredibly intimidating. Self-promotion might feel unc...

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Social Media for Authors: When—and How—to Start Building Your Presence

Jul 18, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

If you’re an author (new or more experienced!) then you probably know the importance of having an author platform. If you’re a self-publishing author,...

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You Need Permission to Reprint That! What Authors Need to Know About Copyright Clearances

Jul 05, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo & Beth McAuley

Anyone writing a manuscript—be it a book, a journal article, a blog, a newsletter—has to understand only one thing about wanting to reprint material t...

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Summer Brainteasers! 6 Word Games for Writers and Editors

Jun 28, 2023 - Michael Bedford

Summer is here, and sunny days filled with poolside lounging, relaxing on the dock, or even just enjoying a nice drink on the deck, are ahead! However...

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Getting “Back to Basics” with Editing Rules

Jun 21, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

As you can imagine, there are a lot of rules to remember when it comes to editing: rules for punctuation, sentence structure, capitalization, word usa...