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An Editor on Editing Editors

Feb 11, 2011 - Paul Eprile

As a recent addition to the TEC team, with responsibility for marketing and communications, one of my first tasks has been to update and “twea...

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Google Is a Verb Now

Feb 03, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

When I was a kid, my parents’ bookshelves held an incredible 27-volume set of Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias. I would frequently rush to Fu...

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Sheila Heti’s How Should A Person Be? — A Review

Jan 27, 2011 - Nadine Bachan

Sheila Heti was TEC’s second adopt-an-author at last September’s Word On The Street Festival. I enjoyed reading Sheila’s earlier w...

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Miscommunication 101: Is This Where We Were Supposed To Meet?

Jan 20, 2011 - Beth McAuley

Has this happened to you? You set up a coffee date with a friend for a Sunday afternoon, feeling quite certain the name of that particular coffee sh...

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Editing Graphic Novels: A New Career Choice?

Jan 13, 2011 - Nina Hoeschele

As an editor, I’ve spent countless hours working with lines and lines of text—it’s hard to think of editing as anything else. But th...

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An Appreciation of What Authors Do

Jan 10, 2011 - Beth McAuley

  We have been editing and proofreading a number of manuscripts over the past few weeks that have made us here at TEC come to realize just how...

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What's Up @ TEC

Dec 31, 2010 - Beth McAuley

An apology to our readers! We know we are late in posting a blog. In fact, we are seriously out of sync. We have reasons for falling so behind, and ...

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Richard B. Wright’s Mr. Shakespeare’s Bastard: A Review

Nov 22, 2010 - Nadine Bachan

In September, The Editing Company adopted two authors at the Word On The Street Festival, Sheila Heti and Richard B. Wright. As thanks for our spo...

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TEC Is On The Move!

Oct 29, 2010 - Beth McAuley

  Today is our last day at 360 Bloor St. West, Suite 507. The Editing Company is moving on Monday, November 1, 2010. They say that with a new ...

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Webinars: Technology and the Business of Learning

Oct 14, 2010 - Beth McAuley

Like so many of us, I watched the most remarkable rescue of the Chilean miners over the past few days. I am awed and inspired by this engineering fe...

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Musings on "The Queen's English"

Oct 07, 2010 - Nadine Bachan

Greetings from London, everyone! For the past eleven days I have been having quite a time exploring and learning about this amazing, historical, and...

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TEC Attends Word on the Street Toronto, 2010

Sep 30, 2010 - Shealah Stratton

Another very busy and successful Word On The Street (WOTS) came and went in Toronto this past weekend on Sunday, September 26, 2010. The festiv...

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I Teach, Therefore I Edit

Editing  /  Usage
Sep 23, 2010 - Camille Issacs

In my life outside of TEC, I also work as a sessional English instructor, meaning I am hired on a sessional (or semester by semester) basis to teach...

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What’s Up at TEC!

Sep 16, 2010 - Beth McAuley* (Ghost-written by Nadine Bachan)

Autumn is almost upon us and, as the seasons change, it’s always nice to reflect on what we’ve done and look ahead to the future.  ...

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Canadian Versus American English: Surprising Differences

Editing  /  Usage
Sep 09, 2010 - Shealah Stratton

As an editor who works primarily for the Canadian market, I am amazed at all the subtle differences that separate Canadian and American English, and...

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Debatable Grammar: Impact as a Verb

Sep 02, 2010 - Nadine Bachan

In last week’s blog, Camille mentioned her disdain for the use of the word “impact” as a verb. You’re definitely not in a on...

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The Evolution of English and the Joy of Language

Aug 25, 2010 - Camille Isaacs

I have a 2-year-old son, and every day I find joy in the way he makes meaning of his world through words. Often I am just so pleased that he’s...

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It's your first draft, right?

Aug 12, 2010 - Beth McAuley

When a writer shows her/his work to someone and asks them to read it, there is the inevitable dread that she/he might hear those infamous words, &ld...

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Crash Blossoms: Headlines Gone Wrong

Aug 05, 2010 - Shealah Stratton

Crash blossoms: Headlines Gone Wrong Shealah Stratton   What’s a crash blossom, you ask? Ben Zimmer wrote an article about the phenome...

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Book review: Bill Walsh’s Lapsing into a Comma (2000)

Editing  /  Usage
Jul 29, 2010 - Nadine Bachan

During my third year at university, the professor of one of my copy-editing courses began her first seminar by listing the names of several useful s...

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Permissions & Copyright: The Reasons Why They're Important

Jul 26, 2010 - Beth McAuley

September 2015 We are reposting this blog from 2010 because the issue of copyright is still relevant, and the research challenges we faced with...

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Proofreading as Puzzle-solving

Jul 07, 2010 - Camille Isaacs

  I get excited about proofreading. I approach a project as I would a puzzle or a game. The challenge for me is to find as many errors as possib...

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What is a Copy Editor?

Jun 30, 2010 - Shealah Stratton

When people ask what I do, it’s not uncommon for my response "I'm a copy editor" to elicit a blank or confused expression. Outsid...

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TEC attends "Fiction in the Age of e-Books" discussion at Luminato

Jun 24, 2010 - Nadine Bachan

  On Saturday June 19, TEC editors Shealah, Nadine, and Jennifer Day (our on-call fiction editor) attended Fiction...

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TEC's Website Goes Live!

Jun 21, 2010 - Beth McAuley

On June 18, after eight months of development, countless meetings, writing and rewriting and writing some more, The Editing Company launched it...