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Summertime Theatre Roundup!

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If you're looking for an intimate one-person show, a Mirvish-level musical, or a production somewhere between the two, Toronto is a great place to catch any kind of show. With a number of different venues and theatre companies to choose from, it can be difficult to see even half of the productions on offer each year.   The Big Names However, quality live theatre isn't confined by the boundaries of the...

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Guardians of the Lexicons: A Guide to Editors Canada’s 2017 Conference

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    With April's end, we draw ever closer to Editors Canada's 2017 conference, entitled "Guardians of the Lexicons. " With just over a month until the conference's start (the conference runs from June 9 to June 11), panelists and presenters are likely busy working out the kinks in their presentations and finalizing their travel arrangements for their trip to Gatineau, Quebec, where the conference will be held.   But what will the...

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Beware the Ides of March…Why?

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  If you haven't looked at a calendar yet today, you might not know that today, March 15, is actually the Ides of March. I'm sure you've heard of it before, but what exactly is this special day all about?   History of the Ides of March The origin story of the Ides of March is actually pretty nondescript. Ides was one of the ancient markers used to reference dates in relation...

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Celebrating Freedom to Read Week

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Next week, from February 26 to March 4, we will be observing a very important event in Canadian culture: Freedom to Read Week. Freedom to Read Week is a project run by the Book and Periodical Council (BPC), which is an umbrella organization for Canadian associations that are or whose members are primarily involved with the writing, editing, translating publishing, producing, distributing, lending, marketing, reading, and selling of written words.   More...

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Face-to-Face Business Networking Tips for Editors

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  Recently The Editing Company team participated in the "How to Meet People in a Room Full of Strangers" webinar hosted by Editors Canada. Cheryl Scoffield, the presenter, is a networking coach who shared tips on a number of different strategies by which to meet and follow up with clients and business contacts. Her key piece of advice: "Take action!"   Attending the Networking Event This call to action refers to, among...

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My Brush with Genius – an Editor Goes to the Movies

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What does an editor do?   We can be correctors, arbiters, hand-holders. We can correct spelling errors or rearrange whole chapters, fix dangling modifiers or eliminate a subplot. It is said that legendary literary editor Maxwell Perkins once cut 90,000 words from a draft of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel – words which, presumably, sank without a trace and were never missed by anyone (except perhaps Mr. Wolfe).   With...

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The Curious Case of Canadian Poetry

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    No Canadian poets were mentioned in any of my high school English classes, and I’m certain that most of my hometown friends would be hard-pressed to rattle off the names of even two or three. They are not, however, entirely to blame: Their interests lie elsewhere, perhaps as a result of our shared high school experience, which did little to foster the consumption of Canadian literature, let alone Canadian...

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Words in all Their Wonder at The Word On The Street

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On Sunday September 27 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, the 26th edition of The Word On The Street once again brought together the people who create books and the people who love to read them. AN ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD More than just a book fair, WOTS is a countrywide celebration of the written word in all its forms: reading, writing, publishing, editing, and even book-binding. Parallel...

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My Sojourn at The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

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The 16th Berkshire Conference of Women Historians was held in Toronto this past week. It was the first time in its 70-year history that the conference was held outside the United States. The host institution was University College on the University of Toronto campus. Over a four-day period — Thursday to Sunday — 2,000 delegates from around the world met to discuss and explore the dynamic history...

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How to Make the Most of Word On The Street

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This Sunday, September 22, the streets around Queen’s Park will turn into a paradise for book lovers. Writers, book publishers, literacy organizations, bookstores, magazine publishers, and readers of all ages will gather for Word On The Street, Toronto’s annual celebration of words and the people who love them.   Of course, with hundreds of exhibitors and dozens of readings and signings, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, plunk yourself onto a...

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TEC Attends BookCamp Toronto

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Recently, a couple of us from The Editing Co. Team descended on the Communications building at Ryerson University for a one-day conference on all things bookish, entitled BookCampTO. This year’s iteration featured a distinct choose-your-own-adventure format in which attendees were expected to be both presenters and participants. No topics were pre-selected, and none scheduled in advance. The result: a pleasantly unconstrained learning and networking environment that,...

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Jumping the Turnstile on the TTC

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Okay, maybe I should’ve stayed out of it. But he caught my attention, and I wanted to see what he’d do.     This morning, at 9:22 to be precise, I was coming up from the College St. subway stop and there, at the turnstiles, was a tall young guy. He made an attempt to jump over, with one eye on the TTC collectors’ booth. He hesitated and...

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Miscommunication 101: Is This Where We Were Supposed To Meet?

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Has this happened to you? You set up a coffee date with a friend for a Sunday afternoon, feeling quite certain the name of that particular coffee shop is Starbucks.   You know the one? you say. Next to The Carrot Common?   Sure, responds your friend. See you then.   This is how it started. My friend and I finally found an hour that we could share together. I...

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TEC Attends Word on the Street Toronto, 2010

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Another very busy and successful Word On The Street (WOTS) came and went in Toronto this past weekend on Sunday, September 26, 2010.  The festival celebrating literacy and the written word is held yearly in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, Kitchener, and Halifax on the last Sunday in September. Toronto’s event included several stages and hundreds of vendors in the marketplace, and staff from TEC were there as well! Beth worked...

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What’s Up at TEC!

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Autumn is almost upon us and, as the seasons change, it’s always nice to reflect on what we’ve done and look ahead to the future.   Camile Isaacs, our Assistant Manager and the newest member of TEC, has written two great blog entries for us – one on the art of proofreading as problem-solving, and another on the wonders of language through her experiences in raising her two-year-old son. We...

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TEC attends "Fiction in the Age of e-Books" discussion at Luminato

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  On Saturday June 19, TEC editors Shealah, Nadine, and Jennifer Day (our on-call fiction editor) attended Fiction in the Age of e-Books, a debate presented by Luminato at the Isabel Bader Theatre.                                                      The moderator was Scott Stossel, the deputy editor of The Atlantic. He also sat on the panel as a representative of “the editor. ” The remaining panellists represented three other groups involved in fiction:   ...

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TEC's Website Goes Live!

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On June 18, after eight months of development, countless meetings, writing and rewriting and writing some more, The Editing Company launched its new website.                                                                                                                                       Like so much else in the world of writing and publishing, this was a tremendous team effort.   Thank you to the team here at TEC – Shealah, Nadine, and Camille – for taking the time out of your busy schedules for meetings and discussions, for writing,...

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Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market

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On Saturday June 5, TEC editors Beth McAuley, Jennifer Day, Nadine Bachan, and Shealah Stratton attended the Meet the Presses Indie Literary Market, a showcase of small publishing houses from across Canada. The market was held in Toronto at Clinton’s Tavern located at Bloor and Clinton, one block east of Christie Pits Park. Tables snaked through the back room (an established concert venue), lined with presses ranging from well-known...

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TEC Goes to the Launch of a New Book Published by the National Ballet School

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On April 24, The Editing Company attended the National Ballet School’s book launch of The Ballet Class: A History of Canada’s National Ballet School 1959–2009 written by Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt. TEC editors Shealah Stratton and Beth McAuley worked with Professor Fisher-Stitt on this informative and engaging history. The NBS is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and The Ballet Class was released to coincide with the alumni reunion weekend...

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