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What is a Copy Editor?

Editing

When people ask what I do, it’s not uncommon for my response "I'm a copy editor" to elicit a blank or confused expression. Outside of the publishing world, the various roles that editors play (acquiring, managing, producing, and copy editing the written word) are often regarded as a big, mysterious mass. Many think that one person is involved in all the processes listed above. For this reason,...

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

Event

  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!

Event

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

Event

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's Take on e-Book News

Publishing

We like to keep up to date on all the innovations and debates constantly swirling around our community. E-Books and e-Book technologies have been at the forefront of literary news lately, and we have our own two cents to add. The bookless library: A great idea, or one big digital headache? Stanford University has announced a massive re-visioning of the school’s Physics and Engineering libraries — they are going paperless....

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