editing

2012 Reading challenge, book 8: Beginnings, Middles and Ends

Title: Beginnings, Middles and Ends (Elements of Fiction Writing Series) Author: Nancy Kress Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books Rating: 5 out of 5 Format: Print I first learned about Beginnings, Middles and Ends from from the same place where I get…

A review of the Ryerson publishing program – Part 3

Well, it’s been quite a while since my last discussion of Ryerson’s courses. However, with the new academic year on the horizon, it seems appropriate to finish off my series about Ryerson’s publishing courses. However, if you’re new, take a…

A review of the Ryerson publishing program – Part 1

I’m proud to say that I’ve just reached one of the goals I set for myself when I started out as an editor: I’ve graduated from Ryerson’s publishing program! My last lecture in my last course – Intro to Book…

Montreal is GO

I’m happy to announce that most, if not all, of the groundwork has been laid for my trip to Montreal: Booked a spot at the conference? Check. Found accommodations at a hostel? Check. Booked my VIA rail ticket? Check. Made…

Language Post #4: “Ensure” versus “Insure” versus “Assure”

Certain words – no matter how hard editors or other language mavens may try – will always cause confusion because they are different from, but closely related to, words with similar meanings. Most of the time, this problem occurs in…

Musings about the EAC

With only about a month and a half to go before the EAC conference, I still have to book my accommodations. I just can’t decide what hostel to stay in, or even if I should stay at a hostel at…

Modifiers: they only want to help!

A few days ago when I was browsing The Economist online (I know it sounds odd, bear with me!), an advertisement caught my attention: Champagne only comes from Champagne. It turns out that the ad promotes the proper labelling of…

Little Seeds of Success

So, I have three lovely developments to report: As of today, I am officially a Student Member o f the Editor’s Association of Canada. While I have yet to fully investigate the resources they have available, it looks like they…

First Project: Done!

I’ve been in further contact with one of the women I met at Tuesday’s networking event, and we’ve agreed to a trial work project together: if she gives me one article and one poem, I’ll review both and give her…