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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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

May 27, 2020 - Molly Rookwood

As I write this, we’re three months into the worst global pandemic in over a century. The world we live in is unprepared and unequipped to run smoothl...


6 Tips to Help You Complete Your First Draft

May 12, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Completing the first draft of your book can be the most daunting thing about writing a book — the revising and editing can be difficult, but first get...


Bringing Your Manuscript to the Next Level: 5 Tech Tips for Writers

May 06, 2020 - Michael Bedford

Some writers may be able to fill their manuscripts with inspired text without any outside help but, thankfully, in this age of apps and user-friendly ...


The Pitch Line and Why Every Writer Needs One

Apr 28, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Here at TEC, we receive calls from potential clients who are new to the writing process. The usual questions are about our services and rates, and abo...


Social Media: Can It Preserve a Record of Our Times?

Apr 22, 2020 -

Originally, this week we had scheduled a blog on social media trends. However, given all that is happening in the world today and, especially, how soc...


The History of the QWERTY Keyboard: How It Came to Be

Apr 14, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

The QWERTY keyboard: You may have heard this term before, or said it (FYI, it’s “kwerty”) — but where did this specific layout of keys come from?   ...


5 Online Editorial and Literary Communities to Take a Look at if You Haven’t Already

Apr 08, 2020 - Michael Bedford

Although in-person writing circles and book clubs will eventually reclaim their rightful places in public libraries and diners across the land, online...


A Question of Tenses: Which Tense to Choose and Why

Mar 31, 2020 - Molly Rookwood

We use different tenses all the time: I am listening to music. I went to the store on Saturday. I will make broccoli tonight. I am waiting for the tel...


5 Amazing Resources for Writers: How You Can Get Involved in the Writing Community

Mar 11, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

Writing can be an incredibly rewarding career, but it can also be, at times, a lonely one. If you are like most writers, you probably work from home (...


Why You Should Read Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing

Mar 04, 2020 - Lesley-Anne Longo

March 8 is international Women's Day, and to mark the occasion, we'd like to bring out a blog from our archives: Lesley-Anne's review of Toronto Tra...


Leap Years and Years of Confusion: On the Peculiar Origins of Leap Years

Feb 26, 2020 - Michael Bedford

“Thirty days have November, April, June, and September. With 28 there is but one. All the rest have 31,” but not this year. This year, none of the mon...


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...