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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

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

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)

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...

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Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

Jun 10, 2010 - Shealah Stratton

On Saturday June 5, TEC editors Beth McAuley, Jennifer Day, Nadine Bachan, and Shealah Stratton attended the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market, a...

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TEC's Take on e-Book News

Jun 03, 2010 - Nadine Bachan

We like to keep up to date on all the innovations and debates constantly swirling around our community. E-Books and e-Book technologies have been at t...

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The Editing Company Is Launching an Innovative Support Package for Writers

May 27, 2010 - Beth McAuley

The Editing Company is introducing a new support package for writers. Currently in its trial run, The Editing Company’s Writers Support Package ...

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TEC Goes to the Launch of a New Book Published by the National Ballet School

May 21, 2010 - Shealah Stratton

On April 24, The Editing Company attended the National Ballet School’s book launch of The Ballet Class: A History of Canada’s National B...

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Greetings from The Editing Company

May 13, 2010 - Nadine Bachan

Welcome! This is the official blog of The Editing Company.   The Editing Company team delivers high-quality editorial services to publishers,...