Call for Technical Editor – Scholarly Editing (Nominations Due: 5.29.2020)

Call for Technical Editor  

The Association for Documentary Editing is reviving the premier journal Scholarly Editing. The following is its new mission statement:
Scholarly Editing is an open-access journal committed to the development and advancement of all aspects of textual editing, including documentary editing. The content published in the journal includes essays, micro editions, reviews of print and digital editions, and teaching materials. The journal’seclectic, multidisciplinary approach makes it an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the theory, practice, and pedagogy of scholarly editing, including educators, researchers, scholars, historians, archivists, editors, information professionals, and digital humanists.

We are carrying on the excellent work of Amanda Gailey and Andrew Jewell, who pioneered the online iteration of a print journal (Documentary Editing) that began as a newsletter in 1979. The most recent issue of the journal was published in 2017, and we will issue a new issue, Volume 39, in 2021.  We are issuing an open call for the position of technical editor for the journal. 

  • We will use server space from Reclaim Hosting, and Open Journal Systems (OJS) will be our main tool for submissions, workflow management, and publication of essays, pedagogical materials, and reviews of print and digital editions. 
  • We will also continue to publish micro editions, which may be in XML/TEI, Scalar, or other formats. We expect the primary work of the technical editor to involve writing XSLT for these micro editions as well as managing micro editions that have been prepared in Scalar or other platforms.
  • Skills and competencies: Familiarity with php based systems like OJS, as well as XPath, XML/TEI, and XSL. Ability to work in additional platforms, including Scalar and others as the need arises. Ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people, including micro edition editors, the journal’s editorial team, and the support personnel at Reclaim.

  Please send inquiries, nominations, applications to Co-Editors-in-Chief noelle.baker@me.com and tomasek_kathryn@wheatoncollege.edu by May 29, 2020.