Documentary Editing, Association for


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Documentary Editing, Volume 23, Number 2, June 2001.

ISSN 2476-1796 (electronic); ISSN 2167-1451 (print)


2001 © the Association for Documentary Editing. Used by permission.


I am a curator, but some of my best friends are editors. I mostly edit myself. My collecting responsibilities cover roughly four thousand years of written history, so sometimes my focus is a little blurry. My own training harks back to the McKerrow-Greg-Bowers school of textual editing, but none of these three great editors prepared me for the challenge of handling thousands of papyri.