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Ask the Editor: How Do I Prepare for My First Meeting with My Editor? (Updated!)

Sep 21, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Your first meeting with your editor is important, as it can really set the tone for your working relationship. This is your chance to show that you’ve...


Where to Find the Editor You Need

Sep 07, 2022 - Michael Bedford

Editors, much like authors, tend to have specific areas of focus. Even among editors who consider themselves generalists, their literary preferences a...


4 Tips on Finding an Editor: What You Need to Know

Aug 30, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

So, you’re ready to start the editing process and need to find the editor who will be the best fit for you. First of all, congratulations! The time yo...


How the Transition to Remote Work Changed My Life: The Personal and Professional Benefits

Aug 15, 2022 -

As we all start to try to transition into post-pandemic life, it’s easy to begin seeing things as “getting back to normal.” And while many of us feel ...


3 Ways to Set Up Your Writing Environment to Help Get Your Project Started

Aug 10, 2022 - Michael Bedford

There are no secrets 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 set...


Keep Your Skills Sharp in the Summer Heat! Here’s How!

Aug 04, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

During the summer months, it can sometimes be a struggle to stay productive and keep your skills sharp—the sun is shining, the cottage is calling, and...


The Top 5 Cocktails to Beat the Heat This Summer

Jul 27, 2022 - Michael Bedford

The recent heat wave provided ample opportunity to enjoy a frosty beverage or two either on a patio or within the confines of one’s air-conditioned ho...


Reaching “The End”: Tried-and-True Ways to Help You Finish a Writing Project!

Jul 20, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

So, you’ve read TEC’s blogs on how to get a writing project underway, and after many hours of hard work, you’re finally nearing the finish line. Good ...


Get Your Writing on Track: Tips for Working with a Writing Coach

Jul 13, 2022 - Jaclyn MacNeil

Are you struggling with your writing? Are you worried about grammar and punctuation or structure and flow? Are you battling procrastination? Or have y...


Kickstart Your Creative Engine: Tips on Getting Your Writing Started

Jul 06, 2022 - Ronnie Morris

Writing of any sort—whether it’s fiction or non-fiction—can be tough.  Self-doubt can make an already difficult task even harder, and it’s easy to put...


Creating a Good Outline: The First Writing Step You Didn’t Know You Needed

Jun 28, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Are you trying to get your writing underway? Are you not sure where to begin? Why not create an outline? If you’ve never worked with one before, you m...


8 Summer Reading Picks: The Books on This TEC Editor’s TBR List

Jun 22, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

In case you missed it the first time around, we think these book picks are so well-suited for lazy days reading in the sun that we wanted to re-post t...


Building Twitter Engagement: Tips and Tricks

Jun 15, 2022 - Ronnie Morris

These days, social media has become by far the most common way for people to forge new social connections and to stay connected with loved ones all ov...


Summer Doesn’t Start Until the Dock Is in the Water: Reopening the Family Cottage

Jun 08, 2022 - Michael Bedford

Cottages, cabins, camps—they have many names, but they all serve the same basic purpose. More than simply convenient vacation spots, these properties ...


8 Summer Reading Picks: The Books on This TEC Editor’s TBR List

May 31, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Summer is here, and that means many things: cottage weekends, camping trips, road trips, beach days, finding new outdoor reading spots around the city...


How and Why We Celebrate May 24

May 24, 2022 - Ronnie Morris

In 2015, family history website surveyed 1,000 people across Canada, finding that 36% of respondents had no idea why the country celebrate...


How to Grow Your Freelance Editing Career: 3 Next Steps

May 12, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

So, you’ve taken your first steps to starting your career as a freelance editor—that’s great! You may have just finished your first paid project or tw...


Editorial Professional Development Opportunities in 2022: Testing the Post-Lockdown Waters

May 11, 2022 - Michael Bedford

For the past two years, many writers, editors, and indexers have had to rely exclusively on attending virtual events to develop their editorial skills...


4 More Social Media How-Tos

May 04, 2022 - Benedetta Lamanna

Navigating social media can be overwhelming. From developing fresh content to deciding on which platform to use, it can be difficult to develop an eff...


4 Twitter Tips from a Social Media Coordinator

Apr 27, 2022 - Jean Mathew

This week on the TEC blog, we're re-sharing a well-liked post from our archives! Former Social Media Coordinator Jean Mathew shares four great tips yo...


It’s Tax Time Again: Tax Tips from a Self-Employed Editor

Apr 12, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

It’s the most stressful time of the year! That’s right, it’s tax season. For small businesses, at best, taxes are a real drag to do, and at worst, the...


Zero to What? How to Treat Numbers in Different Editing Styles: A Cheat Sheet

Apr 06, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Here at TEC, it’s our job to provide our clients with the best guidance and advice in the editing and flow of their documents. Recently, we had a clie...


It’s No Joke: The Uncertain Origin of April Fools’ Day

Mar 31, 2022 - Michael Bedford

Temperatures are steadily climbing, days are getting longer, and nights are getting shorter. After another long winter, spring is finally here again, ...


What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing — A Review

Mar 23, 2022 - Jonathan Adjemian

Think this book might just be for editors? Think again! Of course editors will find this an enjoyable read, but authors can find an equal amount of us...


Beware the Ides of March…Why?

Mar 15, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo & Samantha Rohrig

If you haven't looked at a calendar yet today, you might not know that today, March 15, is actually the Ides of March. I'm sure you've heard of it bef...