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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...


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

Editing  /  Grammar  /  Usage  /  Style
Jul 31, 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...


The Return of Confusables: Part IV

Jul 24, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Our blog series on confusables (a.k.a., easily mixed up words) has remained popular throughout the years, so we thought we’d revive it and take a look...


A Guide to Decluttering Your Writing, or The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Jul 17, 2019 - Molly Rookwood

When I first considered this blog post, I had a brilliant idea. I’d compare it to Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up! I’d call it “Th...


What’s the Hook? It Reels in Your Reader’s Attention

Jul 09, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo

So you’ve finished your book — congratulations! If you want to pursue the route of traditional publishing, it’s time to start thinking of how to put t...


7 Steps to Writing Good Online Content

Jul 04, 2019 - Michael Bedford

Different publishers have different demands. One doesn’t submit the same article to both The New Yorker and the Toronto Sun. These two periodicals hav...


4 Sessions and 2 Keynotes: Soaking Up Book Buzz at Book Summit 2019

Jun 27, 2019 - Lesley-Anne Longo and Beth McAuley

On June 18, 2019, we attended Book Summit 2019 at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre. It was a gorgeous day to be on the waterfront — breezy, warm, and not...


EditorCon: Reflections on the Editors Canada 40th Anniversary Conference

Jun 19, 2019 - Molly Rookwood

On June 7, a perfect, sunny, 20 degree day, I arrived in Halifax. I breathed in the sea air after many months of life in Toronto, headed straight to t...


From the Archives: The Art of Synopsis Writing

Jun 12, 2019 - Nina Hoeschele

A few weeks ago an author approached The Editing Company for some help with rewriting the synopsis of her manuscript. I was lucky enough to be p...


Behind the Scenes at the Anansi Bookshop

Jun 06, 2019 - Jean Mathew

When I moved to Toronto three years ago to become a part of Canada’s publishing scene, I got a job working at the Anansi Bookshop, and it was surreal....


Pondering the Meaning and Role of Archaic Words — And, Yes, We Can Still Use Them

May 29, 2019 - Molly Rookwood

A few years ago, I decided to celebrate my love of Regency and Victorian literature by getting a tattoo of the word “ardent,” paying homage to Pride a...