Date of this Version
Documentary Editing, Volume 27, Number 3, Fall 2005. ISSN 0196-7134
Documentary editing relies on the correct and complete identification of the authorship of documents and imprints. Fraud and misidentification can occur, however, even when authorship is authenticated because a writer can create a document to mislead, such as trying to give the text undeserved authority and credibility or to present an alternative version of a particular event.