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A Guide to Documentary Editing - Mary-Jo Kline

A Guide to Documentary Editing

Paperback Published: 13th January 1998
ISBN: 9780801856860
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 22+ years old

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First published in 1987 and widely acclaimed, A Guide to Documentary Editing is now available in a new and completely revised edition. Drawing on the experience of dozens of editorial projects, the author details every step of the editing process as now practiced in the electronic information age -- planning a project, organizing materials, evaluating and transcribing texts, applying textual and editorial conventions, and preparing the edition for the publisher. The author even makes cautious predictions about future forms of electronic documentary publication: CD-ROMs, locally available text bases, and Internet sites. In addition, the author brings up to date her survey of literature in areas such as document selection, annotation, and non-verbal sources. Editors of such historical and literary documents as correspondence, journals, diaries, financial records, professional papers, and unpublished manuscripts will find this book an indispensable companion.

Praise for the first edition: "I recommend this book to anyone who is curious about the work of documentary editors, thinking about initiating a documentary editing project, or using or thinking of using the fruits of documentary projects. It is a detailed, basic, generally descriptive but sometimes prescriptive how-to guide for the preparation of historical and literary manuscripts." -- Isis

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The Guide provides the editing profession with an intellectual headquarters and fulcrum; it will be quoted and discussed for many years to come. -- Louis Waddell Journal of American History The first book of its kind... strongly recommended for all academic and research libraries. College and Research Libraries News

Introductionp. 1
Initiating an Editorial Projectp. 33
Defining and Organizing a Documentary Editionp. 70
Evaluating and Transcribing the Source Textp. 93
The Conventions of Textual Treatmentp. 136
General Rules and Their Exceptionsp. 174
The Mechanics of Establishing a Text and Text-Related Notesp. 195
Nontextual Elements: Informational Annotation and Its Supplementsp. 211
Publishing the Edition: Options for the Twenty-first Centuryp. 235
Form Lettersp. 261
Sample Control File Database Recordsp. 263
Glossaryp. 269
Referencesp. 275
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780801856860
ISBN-10: 0801856868
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 13th January 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.55  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised