Documentary Editing, Association for


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Documentary Editing, Volume 29, 2007. ISSN 0196-7134


2007 © the Association for Documentary Editing. Used by permission.


Here's the view from a professor of English at a technological university where the PhD is given in engineering and sciences. Where the Humanities & Arts department is the second-largest department on campus, though we offer only the Bachelor's degree. Where even our multidisciplinary department is split by culture wars. I am a proud alumnus of Camp Edit (Class of 1980). Although I do not work full-time at an editorial project, I hope that my experience is somewhat representative of what faces many documentary editors. [In fact, having seen drafts of my colleagues' remarks, I think you'll detect a similar angst afflicting us all.]