Executive Unplugged: Jessica de Bruyn, Programs Chair

We want to give the Editors Toronto members and student affiliates another way to get to know the executive and find out what is involved in being on the committee. So, we asked executive committee members to introduce themselves and their roles by answering a few questions. Meet programs chair, Jessica de Bruyn. She’s been … Continue reading Executive Unplugged: Jessica de Bruyn, Programs Chair

Seminar: Substantive editing

Substantive editing, also known as structural editing, focuses on the content, organization, and presentation of an entire text, from the title through to the ending. Substantive editors help writers define their goals, identify their readers, and shape the manuscript in the best possible way. They clarify the argument, fix the pacing, suggest improvements, and draw … Continue reading Seminar: Substantive editing

An editor by many other names: What does an editor actually do?

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By Abby Egerter A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with someone who had recently started working as a production editor. I congratulated her on her new in-house position and then paused for a moment before asking what she actually did. Oh, she said, it's really just copy editing. And that, my friends, is … Continue reading An editor by many other names: What does an editor actually do?