I put down my manuscript for several years, filing it away in a folder titled 'Book, Unfinished.' Then Beth McAuley of The Editing Company stepped into my life. My 'Manuscript Whisperer' gently nuzzled me back to the ring, with calm voice, skill and keen enthusiasm. Beth wasn't going to let go of me until the manuscript was published. Her faith in both me and the book meant the world to me.
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My experience with The Editing Company on this challenging permissions project was outstanding. Their work was highly professional, timely, and displayed a high degree of initiative.
Professor George B. DeLanceyProfessor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, Stevens Institute of Technology (2012)
Your ideas and suggestions and work at cleaning up the text looks extremely comprehensive and will improve the book greatly. Thank you again for your professionalism and hard work. I will not hesitate to use your services again in the future. Many thanks.
Greg Stottauthor of Arkona: A History of an Ontario Community (2011), Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts and Science, University College of the North
A book is only as good as its editor. Beth McAuley edited my first two books and I went back to her for my latest because I knew I could trust her to 'get it'—and to get it right!.
Kim Andersonauthor of Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine (University of Manitoba Press, 2011)
I was extremely impressed with the depth and thoughtfulness of Nina's indexing work. She was able to skilfully capture the essence of the book and create a succinct but very user-friendly index…I am also so appreciative of Beth McAuley, who provided editing genius and moral support and truly gave this project the makeover it
May Friedmanauthor of Mommyblogs and the Changing Face of Motherhood (University of Toronto Press, 2012)
The Editing Company truly made what I thought would be a confusing and possibly an expensive process a painless and pleasant experience. Thank you Beth, Mary Ann, and David! For more on David's experience with TEC, click here.
David Christopher Mansonauthor of A Homeowner's Guide to a Successful Renovation (spring 2014).
Working with Barbara on the index was both a pleasure and a relief. Barbara did an exceptional job with the index, and I was more than a bit relieved to not have to tackle the difficult work myself. The quality of her work was apparent in the detail and precision. Plus, she
Jane Nicholasauthor of The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body, and Commodities in the 1920s (University of Toronto Press, 2015)
Beth McAuley and Melissa MacAulay at The Editing Company patiently went through every line to accommodate the publisher’s style guide that I had completely ignored. They also tried (not the first people to do so) to curb my strange notion that longer and more complex sentences are always better than short direct ones, that
Peter J. McCormickauthor of The End of the Charter Revolution: Looking Back from the New Normal (University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division, 2015)
Awesome! The Parent Handbook looks great! Beth and Lesley-Anne, thanks so much for your editing work and for creating a clean and professional-looking document for the Centre. It was a pleasure working with you both.
Meredith Newman, Director of OperationsTrust Child Care Centres, Toronto (2018)
Just wanted to let you know that the 2015 spring issue of University of Toronto Medicine Magazine, “The Future,” won a bronze award from our regional university communications association. We were competing against university magazines from the mid-Atlantic region (NY, NJ, etc. ) and Ontario. Thanks again for your help on the magazine – your
Heidi Singer, Media Relations SpecialistOffice of Strategy, Communications and External Relations Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Thank you for doing such a super job of clearing the music permissions on a very short timeline. I really appreciate your amazing work on this project, and the fabulous results. Your hard work is VERY much appreciated! And, as I say, I’ll be back in touch with regard to permissions for my
Tom WaymanThe Shadows We Mistake for Love (Douglas & McIntyre, 2015)
I am especially thankful to Beth McAuley and her Editing Company for having transformed my endnotes and bibliography into a highly polished final draft.
Jacques KornbergThe Pope's Dilemma (University of Toronto Press, 2015)
Beth, thank you so much for your editorial assistance in the preparation of my book for publication. Your intelligent and thorough editing made the work that much better. Barbara, thank you so much for your amazingly thorough and intelligent work on my index, and for catching spelling errors in the rest of the book.
Courtney Quaintanceauthor of Textual Masculinity and the Exchange of Women in Renaissance Venice (University of Toronto Press, 2015)
Thank you Beth and Lesley-Anne for all your help this in year in copy editing and producing the six issues ofCanadian Journal of Education. We absolutely could not have done it without you!.