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The Synopsis: The Best Editing Tool You’ve Never Tried

May 09, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

A synopsis—what is it, really? Well, to put it simply, a synopsis is a brief overview of your larger work. For a nonfiction manuscript, a synopsis cou...

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5 Tips on How to Stay Focused on Writing as the Weather Improves

May 03, 2023 - Michael Bedford

In southern Ontario, where I live, winter tends to be long and cold, and spring tends to be chilly and wet—find some more of my thoughts on Canadian w...

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6 Independent Bookstores to Visit on Canadian Independent Bookstore Day: This Saturday, April 29!

Apr 26, 2023 - Michael Bedford

The Canadian Independent Booksellers Association is dedicated to creating a collective voice for independent booksellers in Canada. Its vision is to h...

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Working with an Editor: Figuring Out What It Might Cost

Apr 19, 2023 - Michael Bedford

Authors preparing to submit their manuscripts for publication in today’s market often find that the process presents more challenges than they anticip...

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Tax Tips for the Self-Employed Editor: Advice from a Freelancer

Apr 11, 2023 - 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...

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Attention New Authors! Here Are 10 Publishers Accepting Submissions

Apr 05, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Independent Canadian publishers help define the Canadian literary scene. In 2019, we published the first listing of 5 such publishers for emerging aut...

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5 Tips to Finding the Right Publisher for Your Manuscript

Mar 28, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

When you’ve got a finished manuscript (or a great book idea that’s just itching for a proposal) and you’re looking to find a publisher, it can be a mo...

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From Book to Screen: 4 Great Film Adaptations of 4 Great Novels

Mar 21, 2023 - Michael Bedford

With another Oscar season over, there are movie recommendations galore. Everything Everywhere All at Once claimed some significant wins at the 2023 Ac...

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Why You Should Read Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing

Mar 07, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

In honour of International Women's Day on March 8, we wanted to repost this review of Toronto Trailblazers, a book that explores the influence of seve...

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Iconic Editorial Women: Then and Now

Feb 28, 2023 - Michael Bedford

A famous editor might sound like a contradiction in terms to some, but for those plugged into the literary world there are a few names that pop up tim...

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Starting Your Editing Journey with TEC: Some Helpful Advice on What to Expect

Feb 22, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

As editors, we at TEC are well aware of the ins and outs of working with the varying needs of each of our clients and helping them navigate the editin...

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

Feb 08, 2023 - Jonathan Adjemian

When you’re an author looking for an editor, it can be difficult to gauge what, exactly, an editor does. After all, there are multiple types of editin...

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Black History Month 2023 Events across Canada

Feb 02, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Cities across Canada are celebrating Black History Month with film screenings, gallery exhibitions, concerts, and performances. From coast to coast, h...

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Brainteasers! 6 Word Games for Writers and Editors

Jan 26, 2023 - Michael Bedford

Luckily for writers and editors, word games are enjoying a surge in popularity. Over the past few years, games like Wordle and Words with Friends have...

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A Workout for the Writer’s Brain: 8 Writing Courses to Inspire and Energize Your Mind

Jan 04, 2023 - Lesley-Anne Longo

It’s 2023, and lots of people are making resolutions for the new year – spend less, save more, eat more vegetables, get in shape, declutter…the list...

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6 Joyful Cocktail Recipes To Kick Off Your Holiday Festivities!

Dec 20, 2022 - TEC Editors & Bloggers

It’s the holiday season, and nothing gets party guests feeling as festive as a delicious cocktail! In this quick blog, we’ll share some great recip...

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Festivals of Lights: How the Candles and Lights of Winter Holidays Illuminate the Dark

Dec 14, 2022 - Molly Rookwood

As the world grows dark and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, cultures across the globe gather to drive away the gloom. There are dozens of holiday...

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Cheers for the Holidays! 2 Festive Cocktails and 3 Tasty Treats to Enjoy This Season!

Dec 06, 2022 - Jaclyn MacNeil

One of the best parts of the festive holiday season is when we gather with friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate and reflect on our accomplis...

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Last-Minute Project? Here Are 4 Talented Editors Who Can Help!

Nov 30, 2022 - The Holiday Elf

The holidays are fast approaching, and there is lots to do! Gift shopping, holiday baking, cleaning, decorating, scheduling visits with family an...

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Holiday How-to: Wrapping Up Your Writing Project before a Break

Nov 22, 2022 - Michael Bedford

Although the holiday season is meant to be a festive diversion, for some writers the holidays serve as yet another roadblock on the journey to pub...

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Submissions Etiquette 201: Updated Tips and Tricks to Help Your Manuscript Get Noticed!

Nov 09, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

A few years ago, I wrote a blog that covered all the important points of what I like to think of as “submissions etiquette.” In other words, how to su...

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4 Tips for Successful Academic Journal Submissions

Nov 09, 2022 - Jaclyn MacNeil

Publishing your own journal article is an exciting prospect. At this stage in the process, you’ve likely spent many hours writing, editing, integratin...

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Ask the Editor: Some Common Myths About What We Do

Oct 12, 2022 - Lesley-Anne Longo

To continue with our "Ask the Editor" theme, we thought it would be helpful to revisit this blog dispelling some of the most common myths surrounding ...

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Ask the Editor: What Do I Do When I Disagree with You?

Sep 28, 2022 - Jaclyn MacNeil

If you’re at the stage where you’re working with an editor, congratulations, you’ve made it a long way! You are now one step closer to completing your...

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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...