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    My Home Study Course in Editing

    Lacking a university-sponsored project, and with only Grandmother's voluminous papers available for my use, I am embarking on a Home Study Course in Editing. Like any good student, my first order of business is to acquire the necessary textbooks. I have already worked with Kline, and have two more recommendations in response to an inquiry to the Director of Publications at the National Archives Records and Administration. With all three books in hand, I feel ready to move forward:

    • A Guide to Documentary Editing, Mary-Jo Kline
    • Editing Historical Documents, Michael E. Stevens and Steven B. Burg
    • Editing Documents and Texts, Beth Luey
    I am also finding helpful material in two family history publications:

    • Organizing and Preserving Your Heirloom Documents, Katherine Scott Sturdevant
    • Organizing Your Family History Search, Sharon DeBartolo Carmack

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