La révision comparative : une étape essentielle

Est-ce que vous ou votre entreprise produisez des documents dans les deux langues officielles du Canada? Comment pouvez-vous vous assurer que les deux versions de ces documents présentent la même information tout en respectant le style et les conventions de chaque langue? En faisant faire une révision comparative. Comparer pour Read more…


Book Review: “Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World”

Cover of "Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World" (Chronicle Books, 2016)

Yee-Lum Mak, Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from around the World (Chronicle Books, 2016). Jungian analyst Robert Johnson’s oft-quoted words from his book The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden have stayed with me: “Sanskrit has 96 words for love, ancient Persian has 80, Greek three, and English only Read more…


SFU Master of Publishing: A Changing Program for a Changing Industry

The Master of Publishing program was ground breaking when it launched in 1995 at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Using recommendations by an industry advisory board, the University worked hard to create “ready-to-go” employees who would respond to the needs of the publishing industry long before anyone had dreamed of Read more…


Nouveaux programmes de révision à l’Université Laval

À l’Université Laval, l’accent est dorénavant mis sur la révision professionnelle. À compter de l’automne 2018, le baccalauréat intégré en langue française et révision professionnelle entrera en vigueur. Ce programme de 90 crédits conjugue perfectionnement de la langue française et maîtrise de la révision professionnelle. Il permet ainsi d’acquérir l’ensemble des Read more…


Readers’ Travel Tips

I was thrilled when I got approval to extend my vacation overseas. I diligently checked with my AirBnB that I would have a stable Internet connection that could handle downloading images and Skype calls. I brought my laptop and confirmed the night before that everything would connect properly. But I Read more…


Tech Talk

This is the first in a series of articles on technology as related to editing. Whether you work in-house or freelance, chances are you’ll eventually be called upon to work while on vacation or otherwise travelling. Fortunately, editing is the sort of work that can be done remotely with relative Read more…


La technologie expliquée

Cet article est le premier d’une série qui explique la technologie propre à la révision. Noter que la plupart des sites Web mentionnés sont disponibles en anglais seulement. Que vous soyez salarié ou pigiste, vous aurez fort probablement à travailler pendant vos vacances ou tout autre déplacement. Heureusement, la révision Read more…


Poetic inversion in all of us command

Our anthem has been updated! It’s gotten royal assent! If you haven’t yet, you will need to get used to singing “true patriot love in all of us command.” And, perhaps less frequently, to hearing people complain about the change. Some will contest the grammar: “Shouldn’t it be ‘in all Read more…