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Southern Comfort Gone Wrong in Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman

Book Reviews

The hype generated around the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman (HarperCollins, 2015) made many of us want to read this book. After all, it was Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, a classic in our own time. We, at TEC, were enthusiastic. We bought two copies: one for us to read in-office and one for the first of our Twitter Giveaways. ...

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Editors Shouldn't Text

Editing & Technologies

    We loved this blog when Nina first created it back in 2011. We had been discussing the challenges of texting for editors. The writing of the message on smartphone technology was fast. The keyboard was much smaller. The focus was on hitting the keys in an effort to get things right. But what if you made a mistake and only caught it after the entire...

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3 Things You Might Not Realize About E-books: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

EBook Technology & Services

It's safe to say that e-books are here to stay, and it's becoming clear that, contrary to warnings we all heard a few years ago, they aren't bringing on the "death of print books. " Quite the contrary, actually. The New York Times recently published an article about how e-book sales are actually declining—seems like the "digital apocalypse" won't be arriving after all. As well, e-book technology has been...

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What's Up @ TEC! October/November 2015 Edition

Office Happenings / Social Media & Community

Fall has definitely arrived on this post-Thanksgiving Monday … wind, rain, and turning leaves … at least here in Toronto. And lots has happened since our last update. This August/September marked the start of Year 8 for The Editing Company. Congratulations to our dynamic editing team for reaching this milestone! We celebrated our anniversary over a delicious dinner at Pizzeria Via Mercanti in early September.   TEC is...

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Wab Kinew: The Power and Politics of Language

Language & Editing

On September 28, musician, academic, and activist Wab Kinew addressed a full house at the Toronto Reference Library’s Bluma Appel Salon. The event was part of the salon’s (free!) ongoing program in which “writers, thinkers, artists and innovators from around the world gather for conversation and debate. ” The CBC’s Carol Off interviewed Kinew about his new memoir, The Reason You Walk. He describes the book as...

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