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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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,...