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Book Design for Beginners: A Brief Overview

Book Design

This summer, I rounded out my Ryerson Publishing credentials with my final course in the certificate program: Book Design. A daunting challenge for someone who works mostly with words, but one I was hoping to master. Art-making is familiar to me, but design is quite a separate beast; art can be chaotic and spontaneous, but in design, functionality and effectiveness are paramount.   There are far too many topics...

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Building Meaningful Author–Editor Relationships


One of the first booklets I read as an editor starting out was Author & Editor: A Working Guide, written by Rick Archbold, Doug Gibson, Dennis Lee, John Pearce, and Jan Walter. These names you may recognize as belonging to Canadian writers and editors. The booklet was published by The Book and Periodical Development Council (1983), and a few years later I purchased a copy through the Editors’...

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What's Up @ TEC! August 2012

Office Happenings

It's August 1st and the summer is moving along at a steamy pace here in Toronto. Torontonians have experienced some hot weather and amazing thunderstorms, as well as blissfully beautiful summer days. Here at TEC, we've been keeping up the pace with an amazing array of projects, which we are pleased to highlight for you here.   Academic Manuscripts In the ever-changing world of TEC projects, academic manuscripts are...

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