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Book Review: Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples

Sep 29, 2021 - Jonathan Adjemian

Tomorrow, September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. At TEC, one way we can pay tribute to the day is to...

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Learning to Honour the Writer’s Voice

Sep 22, 2021 - Ronnie Morris

Not too long ago, I was asked about the best piece of editing advice I ever received. I had actually only recently had an epiphany about this, so I re...

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Spotting Typos: Sometimes We See Them, Sometimes We Don’t

Sep 15, 2021 - Beth McAuley

  In August 2017, Beth wrote this blog when our TEC offices were located on 27 Carlton to express her frustration at spotting  obvious – or perhaps n...

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Reflecting on the Number 14: An Auspicious Age for The Editing Company

Sep 08, 2021 - Michael Bedford

The Editing Company is celebrating its 14th year of editorial excellence, and, to mark this milestone, I’m investigating the cultural, numerological, ...

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What You Think You Know Is Probably Wrong

Sep 07, 2021 - Laura Cok

We are pleased to repost this blog by former TEC editor Laura Cok. Laura is currently working as a communications specialist with Indigo Books and is ...

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Changing Footnotes into Endnotes in Microsoft Word

Aug 30, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

At TEC, we recently helped a client who had a request we hadn’t encountered before—he had written a paper that included many footnotes; however, he ne...

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Fact-Checking: The “Behind the Scenes” Editing Work

Aug 17, 2021 - TEC Editors

Why Do We Fact-Check?   As The Chicago Manual of Style points out, in publishing, the author is ultimately responsible for the accuracy of a work. A...

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3 Things I Learned about the Art of Editing a Comic

Aug 11, 2021 - Jean Mathew

In this blog from the archives, our former editor Jean Mathew walks us through her experience of creating and editing her first comic book. The artwor...

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Take a Break, Editors!

Aug 04, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Editing is hard work, and sometimes it's nice to take a break from editing a particularly difficult piece of text and have a bit of fun. I've collecte...

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5 Out-of-This-World Tips for Editors of Science Fiction

Jul 28, 2021 - Michael Bedford

The process of working on any manuscript presents a range of concerns specific to the manuscript’s intended genre, so don’t get caught with your space...

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Editing and Proofreading On-screen and Online Content: From Word to Adobe to Pastel!

Jul 21, 2021 - Samantha Rohrig

The first step in preparing a document for publication is the copyediting of the work. The majority of copyediting tasks today are carried out on-scre...

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A Strategic Planner: The 4th Professional Every Entrepreneur Needs in Their Corner

Jul 14, 2021 - Beth McAuley

In a blog post I wrote in 2013, “3 Professionals Every Entrepreneur Needs in Their Corner,” I noted that when an entrepreneur launches a new business,...

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

Jul 07, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo & Beth McAuley

As editors, we at TEC are well aware of the ins and outs of working with each of our clients and helping them navigate the editing process.   We als...

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

Jun 29, 2021 - 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...

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Can You Use that Material? The Ambiguity of Wikipedia and the Finer Details of Fair Dealing

Jun 23, 2021 - Nadine Bachan

In this blog from former editor Nadine Bachan, she sheds a little light on the not-so-clear complexities of Wikipedia copyright and the real deal behi...

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What Does “Heading A” Mean? Some Key Editing Terms Explained

Jun 16, 2021 - Michael Bedford

Editorial work entails a variety of different jobs. These include substantive editing, line editing, and proofreading. Because the process of editoria...

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Planning on Self-Publishing? Then Build Your Publishing Schedule Well in Advance

Jun 09, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo & Beth McAuley

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood things about the editing and publishing process is just how long it can take. If, for example, you have complete...

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Ryerson’s Publishing Program: Insights and Inspirations from Two of TEC’s Editors

Jun 02, 2021 - Ronnie Morris & Samantha Rohrig

Ryerson University’s Publishing Program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year!    Founded in 1990, the Certificate in Publishing is the larg...

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On Publishing Play-Scripts: 4 Pointers for Playwrights Looking to Publish

May 26, 2021 - Michael Bedford

Although some of the steps that playwrights take on their journey to publication are similar to those taken by authors seeking publication, there are ...

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Canadian and American Spelling in Action: A Sampler

May 19, 2021 - The TEC Team

Canadian vs. American spelling variation isn't a topic we have talked about recently, but it is definitely a subject that continues to remain relevant...

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No Agent? No Problem! 10 Canadian Indie Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts

May 11, 2021 - Michael Bedford

New Canadian authors working without the benefit of representation are probably familiar with House of Anansi and Douglas & McIntyre as being Cana...

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Publishing Plans for Authors: Why Managing Your Journey Is Important

May 05, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

What is a publishing plan? Well, a publishing plan is exactly what it sounds like: it involves scheduling and planning for the writing and publishing ...

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Active vs. Passive Voice: Understanding How and Why They Work

Apr 28, 2021 - Michael Bedford

Although there are some who would advocate for a world free of passive-voice constructions, an all-out ban on this wrongfully maligned verbal form wou...

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Why Is My Document So Marked-Up? Understanding Track Changes and the Editing of Your Document

Apr 21, 2021 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Picture this: you’re an author who has just sent your first manuscript off to an editor for a professional copy edit. Eventually, the editor returns t...

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Learning to Honour the Writer’s Voice

Apr 14, 2021 - Ronnie Morris

For our blog just a few weeks ago I was asked about the best piece of editing advice I ever received. I had actually only recently had an epiphany abo...