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The Nuts and Bolts of Strong Prose: Semicolons, Colons, and Dashes

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Usage
Dec 02, 2020 - Laura Cameron

Punctuation marks are the signposts of prose. They indicate what’s important and where to pause. They add rhythm to your sentences. They help your rea...

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Writing During a Pandemic: How to Meet Your Goals and Stay Productive

Nov 24, 2020 - Molly Rookwood

When I first wrote this blog, we were just three months into the worst global pandemic in over a century. It is November and we have been living in th...

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6 Methods of Emphasizing Words and Ideas in Writing

Nov 18, 2020 - Michael Bedford

Emphatic writing allows writers the opportunity to drive home the importance of letters, words, phrases, sentences, and ideas. Aside from mechanical c...

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Stand Out! 7 Ways to Emphasize the Best of What You Have to Offer

Nov 12, 2020 - Beth McAuley

Imagine you go to your local market to do some shopping. You have your list and you browse the aisles, choosing the products you want and the products...

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Confounding Confusables: Part V

Nov 03, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Our blog series on confusables has remained popular over the years, so we thought it was time to post a new list. This one includes some explanations ...

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Samhain 2020: Unmasking the Origins of Halloween

Oct 27, 2020 - Michael Bedford

October 2020 is drawing to a close, and pandemic-fatigued children and adults are turning to the warm embrace of holiday nostalgia to help ease their ...

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“Back to Basics” Editing Rules

Editing  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Editor/writer
Oct 21, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

In this week's blog, we decided to share some of the most basic editing rules that editors must remember to follow, regardless of what type of text th...

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Web Citations: Headache Extraordinaire?

Oct 14, 2020 - Jonathan Adjemian

Citing sources from the internet is something most academic writers do all the time; papers can be written without consulting a single sheet of paper....

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Finding Your Flow: A Self-Study Approach to the Academic Writing Process

Oct 07, 2020 - Mary Goitom, PhD, Guest Blogger

Though I can agree with the adage that anyone can write, we seldom take the time to unpack how people come to the writing process. In my world of acad...

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5 More Independent Canadian Publishers for Emerging Authors

Sep 29, 2020 - Michael Bedford

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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4 Handy Tips: A Punctuation Primer

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage
Sep 23, 2020 - Melissa MacAulay

We thought we would repost former TEC Editor Melissa’s blog this week to help us review four of the most common punctuation-related errors or inconsis...

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Limited Access: Internet Connectivity in Rural Ontario

Sep 16, 2020 - Ronnie Morris

Every year, I get a much-needed break from the city when my family rents a cottage in the country. We thought the COVID-19 outbreak had made that impo...

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Buyer Beware: Are You Buying Counterfeit Books?

Sep 09, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

When Toronto declared a lockdown and I knew I’d be working at home indefinitely, I realized I had a problem — I would still be doing editing work, but...

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4 Important Online Resources for the Business Writer & Editor

Editing  /  Usage  /  Business
Sep 02, 2020 - Deborah MacDonald

Your business documents are vital to getting your message across, differentiating your organization from others, and reflecting your brand. Never befo...

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5 Up-and-Coming Independent Canadian Publishers: Attention New Authors!

Aug 25, 2020 - Michael Bedford

If you've had some extra time on your hands lately, you might be using it to finally finish that manuscript you've been working on! In this blog from ...

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TEC Trick: How to Personalize Your Edits in Track Changes

Aug 18, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

This article was originally posted in 2016, but the tips within still apply! Plus, we've learned a new tip and added it to the post below.    ***** ...

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How to Customize the Page Numbers of Your Word Document

Aug 12, 2020 - Chris Cameron

In this blog from the archives, former TEC Editor Chris Cameron teaches you the ins and outs of working with page numbering in Microsoft Word. Read on...

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The Evolving Lexicon of Web Jargon

Aug 04, 2020 - Michael Bedford

In this archived post from 2017, TEC Blogger Michael Bedford muses on how editors deal with an unending stream of technical and internet lingo, with n...

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4 Twitter Tips from TEC's Social Media Coordinator

Jul 28, 2020 - 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...

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Editing Software Becomes Intelligent

Jul 21, 2020 - Chris Cameron

This week, we're revisiting a blog from the TEC archives! Did you know that Editors Canada members actually receive a 30% discount on PerfectIt for Wo...

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Keep It Simple: Being a Better Business Communicator

Jun 30, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Writing in a business environment can often be tricky, but throw in the uncertain times of a global pandemic and a rapidly changing market? Things jus...

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5 Tips for Writers & Editors on E-Marketing During a Pandemic

Jun 24, 2020 - Michael Bedford

We’ve all had to adjust to the twists and turns of the continually fluctuating “new normal” we find ourselves in during the COVID-19 pandemic. And eve...

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Digital Marketing IS for Everyone! A Review of See You on the Internet: Building Your Small Business with Digital Marketing

Jun 11, 2020 - Beth McAuley

Avery Swartz is the founder and CEO of Camp Tech, and the author of See You on the Internet: Building Your Small Business with Digital Marketing (Page...

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Editing & Formatting Our Clients’ Documents: TEC’s Tailored Approach

Jun 10, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

At TEC, we work with our clients to organize, edit, and lay out their documents – which are short publications like information guides, professional C...

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Embracing Marketability

Jun 03, 2020 - Nina Hoeschele

You may find yourself with a little extra time on your hands these days — but how can you spend it productively? In this blog from TEC's archives, for...