15.306 documentary editing guides

From: by way of Willard McCarty (willard@lists.village.Virginia.EDU)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 01:32:03 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 306.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 06:29:18 +0100
             From: John Lavagnino <John.Lavagnino@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: Re: 15.296 documentary editing guide?

    Al Magary <al@magary.com> writes:

    > I am a serious amateur embarking on a perhaps hazardous voyage:
    > transcribing and preparing an online edition of a popular
    > English Renaissance text. I would like suggestions on the
    > current British-standard guidebook(s) on documentary editing,
    > especially any oriented toward English literature and/or
    > history.

    Mary-Jo Kline's A Guide to Documentary Editing (second edition, 1997)
    is a good guide to documentary editing generally. Problems and
    expected practices tend to vary a lot depending on period and genre,
    though. The Malone Society reprint series has a set of guidelines
    specifically for doing reprints of English Renaissance texts, though
    mostly dramatic texts: see the society's Collections, volume 4 (1956),

    John Lavagnino
    King's College London

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