Documentary Editing, Association for


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Newsletter of the Association for Documentary Editing, Volume 5, Number 2, May 1983. ISSN 0196-7134


© Association for Documentary Editing, 1983. Used by permission.


As a historian of religion, I appreciate the opportunity to present this discussion of a very particular editing assignment I have lived with for some years. Needless to say, this experience has increased my respect for those whose primary profession is close editorial work on texts. As a consequence, I offer these brief comments with a vivid sense of being essentially a layman in the field of editing who has tried to come to terms with its demands. Let me summarize the very special issues present in this project, and then turn to indicate the elements of the solution that have emerged.