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7 Tips for Clear and Effective Business Writing

Feb 13, 2020 - Molly Rookwood and Beth McAuley

Chances are good that you will have to do some writing at some point in your business career. And regardless of your field, your writing will have to ...


Submissions Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts When Submitting a Manuscript Part 3

Feb 05, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

This week, we took a look at some of our popular archived posts and decided to share this one with you one more time! We hope it helps you achieve you...


Writing an Undergraduate Thesis: Where to Start

Jan 30, 2020 - Molly Rookwood

So, you’ve done your years of studying. You’ve written countless essays and papers and exams. You know enough about a specific subject that you could ...


Spring Festival: A Brief History of the Chinese New Year

Jan 22, 2020 - Michael Bedford

On January 25, 2020, the Chinese lunar calendar will turn over once again. In preparation for this year’s Spring Festival, I did some research, and pr...


Author–Publisher Relationships: What to Expect When You’re Publishing

Jan 16, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

As an author, you probably think about the relationship you want to have with your readers. After all, you are writing to appeal to your audience, and...


How to Turn Connecting Sentences into Powerful Parts of Your Prose

Jan 08, 2020 - Jonathan Adjemian

There are plenty of different approaches to writing. Some writers like to let the words pour out on the page and clean and shape them later; some outl...


6 Joyful Cocktail Recipes To Get Your Holiday Started!

Dec 18, 2019 - 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 recipes ...


TEC Editors Dream Big! Our 6 Ideal Holiday Gifts

Dec 10, 2019 - TEC Editors

The holidays are fast approaching, and recently we started talking about what would be on our “pie in the sky, dreaming big” editorial wish list — wha...


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

Dec 04, 2019 - 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 holidays ce...


5 Festive Holiday Markets in the Golden Horseshoe to Get Your Season Started!

Nov 26, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Days get shorter, nights get longer, and festive winter holiday markets start popping up everywhere. Some holiday markets are understated, and others ...


Midterm Madness: A Primer on How to Format Your APA Academic Paper

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Editor/writer  /  Writing  /  Writers support group
Nov 20, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

November has rolled around again, which can only mean one thing (for students, anyway): midterms and papers are coming up and will be due before the w...


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

Nov 13, 2019 - 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...


How to Improve Informal Writing in Business Emails

Nov 07, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Chances are, you have had a lot of experience or contact with business writing: compiling expense or business reports, writing up contracts, and craft...


Editing Business Writing for Precision and Clarity

Oct 31, 2019 - Beth McAuley

We have had a few calls recently from clients looking for help with business writing projects, so we thought we would re-post this timeless blog to he...

blog-image Helping Small Business Owners Stay Informed

Oct 24, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Being a small business owner demands a great deal of dedication and energy. Growing a business has never been easy, and as successful online marketing...


It's your first draft, right?

Oct 16, 2019 - 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, “This...


Submissions Etiquette: Dos and Don’ts When Submitting a Manuscript Part 2

Oct 10, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

This week, we took a look at some of our popular archived posts and decided to share this one with you one more time! We hope it helps you achieve you...


Why You Should Read Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing

Oct 02, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Recently, Beth saw that the University of Toronto Press would be launching a very interesting book in September: Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadi...


Editing Acronyms and Initialisms: Tips on Using Them Effectively

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Writing  /  Writers support group
Sep 24, 2019 - Molly Rookwood

As anyone who edits (or writes) non-fiction knows, few things are as frustratingly difficult to keep straight as acronyms and initialisms. Two weeks a...


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

Sep 19, 2019 - Michael Bedford

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


Editing Acronyms and Initialisms: The Almost Impossible Task of Keeping Them Consistent

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Usage  /  Language & editing
Sep 11, 2019 - Ronnie Morris

It has been considered a usual style to shorten words in order to save time or space for some time now. Some of us will remember acronyms and initiali...


Book Review: Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, by Wendy Laura Belcher

Sep 04, 2019 - Jonathan Adjemian

For academics across disciplines, writing and publishing journal articles is an unavoidable part of professional life. Anyone who’s been or been close...


12 Things I Learned Working with TEC’s Editing Team

Aug 28, 2019 - Molly Rookwood

Over the years, TEC has grown, acquiring new editors and a new office. One of TEC’s greatest strengths is that its editors work together in the same r...


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

Aug 21, 2019 - 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...


Writers & LinkedIn: 5 Tips on How to Build Your Presence

Aug 07, 2019 - Michael Bedford

As I discuss in my earlier blog, “7 Steps to Writing Good Online Content,” ensuring that your online content meets SEO guidelines will help ensure tha...