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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.  &...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


I Teach, Therefore I Edit

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...


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.  ...


Canadian Versus American English: Surprising Differences

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...


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...


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...


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...