Friday, April 22, 2016

adventures in editing papers for a scholarly journal

It was the one-L Malory who wrote Morte d'Arthur. The two-L Mallory is the one who climbed Mount Everest.

(same author) Did you mean Keats, or Yeats?

(different author) Try not to take your citation page numbers from the mass-market paperback when the specified source is the original hardcover. They are different, you know.

(an even more different author) How about offering citation page numbers at all?

(a diligent author) Some scholars know that the MLA has discontinued the silly and ugly practice of requiring brackets around supplied ellipses. Most, however, don't. I slay them with glee.

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