National Historical Publications & Records Commission

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents

Further Information:
Bob Karachuk, Education Director, Association for Documentary Editing at ade-educationdir@documentaryediting.org.

The Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents is an annual five-day workshop for individuals new to historical documentary editing. Experienced documentary editors provide instruction in the principles of their field and insight into the realities of their work.

Documentary editing is the craft of preparing historical writings or literary works for publication in print or online. The goal is to produce an authoritative edition of the material, with an accurate transcription of the original manuscript and an editorial framework that facilitates understanding of the text and context.

The Editing Institute is funded by the NHPRC and administered by the Association for Documentary Editing. It charges no tuition, and travel stipends are provided to participants living outside the local area. Admission is competitive.

The 43rd Editing Institute will be held 20-24 July 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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