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The Value of Having Your Thesis or Dissertation Edited by a Professional Editor

Apr 25, 2019 - Melissa MacAulay, Guest Blogger

Having your thesis or dissertation edited by a professional editor can be an incredibly valuable investment. After all, a graduate degree is typically...


How to Use the Semicolon to Connect Your Thoughts & Clarify Your Meaning

Apr 16, 2019 - Molly Rookwood

As an icebreaker activity in one of my publishing courses, a teacher asked us to give our names, what we liked to read for fun, and what our favourite...


Publishing Plans for Authors: Why Managing Your Journey Is Important

Apr 11, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

What is a publishing plan? Here at TEC, we’ve created many publishing plans for our non-fiction authors who have contracted us for our Publishing Cons...


Editorial First Steps: Looking Back on “Encourage Young Writers Day”

Apr 08, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Starting an editorial career can be a complicated undertaking. Whether pursuing a career as an employee at an established company or starting out on o...


A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Writers & Editors

Mar 28, 2019 - Jean Mathew

From its role in political elections, influencing fashion and beauty standards, launching careers, and empowering the activists of today, social media...


Possessives: Some Basic Rules on Using “s” and an Apostrophe

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style
Mar 20, 2019 - Jonathan Adjemian

The most common mistakes with grammar often involve seemingly simple things. In English, possession is indicated using an apostrophe and, usually, an ...


Editorial Women: Then and Now

Mar 13, 2019 - 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...


To Friend or Unfriend? The Evolution of Nouns into Verbs

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Usage  /  Language & editing
Mar 06, 2019 - Molly Rookwood

In 2009, “unfriend” was the Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year, leading to teeth-gnashing of grammar purists across the world. How could th...


Freedom to Read Week: Fighting Censorship for 35 Years

Feb 13, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Whether the instigating factor in a book-banning campaign is religion, sexual expression, “anti-establishment attitudes,” or some other vague concern,...


How Canadian Cities Are Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth

Feb 06, 2019 - Jean Mathew

Cities across Canada are celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth with film screenings, gallery exhibitions, dance parties, and galas. If you’re wondering what ...


Ask the Editor: Some Common Myths About What We Do

Jan 30, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

There are many myths out there about the editing profession, and there are many myths about editors. An editor is many things, so we know that what we...


Tidying-Up Your Academic Writing: The Magic of the Reverse Outline

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style  /  Editor/writer
Jan 24, 2019 - Melissa MacAulay

January is the time of year when we begin hearing from students who need help with their dissertations, theses, and papers. To help them out, we're re...


The Online World of Grammar and Usage: Reliable Online Editorial Resources

Jan 16, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Although you’re unlikely to find many writers or editors willing to give up the hard copies of their dictionaries or style and usage guides, working a...


Book Review: Write Your Way In: Crafting an Unforgettable College Admissions Essay

Jan 09, 2019 - Jonathan Adjemian

As the subtitle suggests, Rachel Toor's Write Your Way In (University of Chicago Press, 2018) is a book about writing an application to an American un...


The Essential Gift Guide for Editors: 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - Jean Mathew

If you’re thinking about holiday gifts for the editor in your life, look no further! This gift guide is your ultimate resource for picking out that sp...


TEC’s Week of Indulgences Returns!

Dec 13, 2018 - Lesley-Anne Longo & Beth McAuley

It’s an exciting time in the TEC office — we have our new working space set up, our new website is launched, and our new editor is joining our team. A...


Ending 2018 with a Bang!

Dec 03, 2018 - Lesley-Anne Longo

It has been quite the whirlwind of a year at TEC! We’ve had a lot of changes throughout 2018, many of which have culminated just within the last few m...


Editing Business Writing for Precision and Clarity

Oct 03, 2018 - Beth McAuley

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


Web Citations: Headache Extraordinaire?

Sep 26, 2018 - 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 o...


Inclusive Writing: It’s Not About Political Correctness

Sep 18, 2018 - Michael Bedford

Inclusive writing is often confused with politically correct writing, but political correctness isn’t an author’s main goal when writing inclusively. ...


Move Over TIFF! 4 September Literary Events for Booklovers in Toronto

Sep 11, 2018 - Jean Mathew

    The summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean the festivities are over! For booklovers out there, you’ll be ...


“Don’t Comb the Giraffe”: A Review of Watch Your Tongue by Mark Abley

Aug 29, 2018 - the TEC Team

Have you heard of any strange or amusing idioms, or perhaps have one you like to use? At TEC, we’re always interested in wordplay, so we were ex...


An Editor’s Place in Ebook Development: What We’ve Learned

Aug 21, 2018 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Recently, Beth and I were able to partake in a webinar put on by Editors Canada, entitled “The Editor’s Place in Ebook Development.”...


Confounding Confusables, Part III

Aug 14, 2018 - Michael Bedford

    For centuries, questions of proper usage have provided editorial professionals fodder for debate. Although publishers’ styles ...


Talking about Pictures: Describing and Citing Artwork

Aug 08, 2018 - Jonathan Adjemian

  The publishing world has well-developed rules and guidelines for describing and citing work that exists as printed text. Things can be less cl...