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  printed word. The thoughts and problems of the past come to us through documents, and the arguments and insights of historians come to us through books and journals.Public historiansthose with advanced degrees in the fieldplay a critical role in � � furthering historical knowledge by preparing documentary editions and scholarly books. Students of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journalsStudents of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.uch of the history that people study in school is in the form of the printed word.The thoughts and problems of the past come to us through documents, and the arguments and insights of historians come to us through books and journals. Public historiansthose with advanced degrees in the fieldplay a critical role in � � furthering historical knowledge by preparing documentary editions and scholarly books. Students of history may find employment inStudents of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.uch of the history that people study in school is in the form of the printed word.The thoughts and problems of the past come to us through documents, and the arguments and insights of historians come to us through books and journals. Public historiansthose with advanced degrees in the fieldplay a critical role in � � furthering historical knowledge by preparing documentary editions and scholarly books. Students of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.Students of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.Students of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.uch of the history that people study in school is in the form of the printed word.The thoughts and problems of the past come to us through documents, and the arguments and insights of historians come to us through books and journals. Public historiansthose with advanced degrees in the fieldplay a critical role in � � furthering historical knowledge by preparing documentary editions and scholarly books. Students of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.Students of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.uch of the history that people study in school is in the form of the printed word.The thoughts and problems of the past come to us through documents, and the arguments and insights of historians come to us through books and journals. Public historiansthose with advanced degrees in the fieldplay a critical role in � � furthering historical knowledge by preparing documentary editions and scholarly books. Students of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.uch of the history that people study in school is in the form of the printed word.The thoughts and problems of the past come to us through documents, and the arguments and insights of historians come to us through books and journals. Public historiansthose with advanced degrees in the fieldplay a critical role in � �  furthering historical knowledge by preparing documentary editions and scholarly books.Students of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.uch of the history that people study in school is in the form of the printed word.The thoughts and problems of the past come to us through documents, and the arguments and insights of historians come to us through books and journals. Public historiansthose with advanced degrees in the fieldplay a critical role in � � furthering historical knowledge by preparing documentary editions and scholarly books. Students of history may find employment in a wide variety of publishing areas, including university presses, textbook and trade houses, magazines and journals, professional associations, museums, and institutional publication offices.uch of the history that people study in school is in the form of the printed word.The thoughts and problems of the past come to us through documents, and the arguments and insights of historians come to us through books and journals. Public historiansthose with advanced degrees in the fieldplay a critical role in � � furthering historical knowledge by preparing documentary editions and scholarly books.!ocumentary editions are carefully selected, edited, and usually annotated collections of primary source material. These books are important to scholarly workbecause they collect documents relating to a given author or subject in one place and make them easily available for reference and research. historian or high school student need not travel to distant archives in order to read, say, the papers of Thomas #efferson or #efferson !avis. $e or she need only go to the library and locate the bound edition on a shelf. Thus the researcher has easy access to the raw material of historywithout the trouble of reading older � handwriting% The explosion of printed editions during the twentieth century has helped democratize the use of primary source literature. Thanks to documentary editors, anyone interested in these subjects now has access to the same materials as the professional historian. The use of the &nternet to distribute documentary editions promises to expand the availability of primary materials even further.Scholarly editing and publishing involves the commissioning, selection, evaluation,editing, design, production, and marketing of scholarly manuscripts for publication. 'hile a documentary editor is committed to preparing and publishing a discrete body of source material, scholarly editors working for a university or commercial press will divide their time among a variety of projects. (niversity presses that publish extensively in history demand editors with a firm knowledge ofthe fieldas well as a sensitivity to the proper use of the )nglish language. 'hile � not all editors copyedit, they must all be able to shepherd an author and book through the publication process, from shaping the ideas for the book to the marketing of the finished product. lthough an individual editors role will vary � with the size of the press, all editors must know the elements of book production from start to finish.The missions of publishing houses vary among types. *ommercial and textbook publishing houses, for instance, operate with the business model in mind. Part of their mission is to earn a profit. Scholarly publishers, however, are not usually pursuing profit as their sole motive. Their missions also have to do with adding tohistorical knowledge, performing a service for the scholarly community, perhaps even adding to the prestige of the larger institution of which they are a part. &n current market conditions, though, all publishers are under pressure to manage the bottom line, whether that involves profit, simply breaking even, or controlling deficits.Scope of Training n undergraduate degree in history may be enough to land an entry+level position inless specialized types of publishing, but further training in the mechanics of editing and publishing is usually reuired for advancement. This training may be acuired through advanced academic work, continuing education, or on+the+job  training.&n general, documentary editing reuires more specialized historical knowledge thanscholarly editing, but both of these jobs reuire a historians training. � !ocumentary )ditingThose who work on documentary editions may find themselves doing a variety of tasks. -undamental to this work, however, is determining the authenticity of the documents and putting them in the appropriate historical context. #obs in documentary editing projects, therefore, tend to go to those candidates with the best historical training in the area of the project. raduate programs that offer public history as a masters field may also offer a documentary+editing track as a � component of that program. *heck the most recent edition of uide to raduate Programs in Public $istory, published by /*P$, for information about schools that offer such programs. *ourse work might include preparing a small series of documents with various levels of editorial commentary, preparing documents for publication on the 'orld 'ide 'eb, or deciding what historical context is appropriate for graduate students and what is appropriate for high school students. lthough a masters degree may be sufficient for an entry+level job in a � documentary editing project, a doctorate can be crucial for advancement in the field. ost directors of projects hold Ph.!.s in history. !ocumentary editing � projects also look for editors with previous experience. This may be obtained through internships or graduate assistantships. 0ook for projects located at your university or one nearby. Potential employers will look for a demonstrated ability to work under deadline pressure with a group.Scholarly Publishing person interested in working in the publishing field should have training in the preferred area of specializationin this case, history. Some schools offer � specialized degree or certificate programs for publishing, and relevant course workmight include copyediting, substantive editing, and the basics of book production and design. 1ut no amount of formal training can supplant a gift for the )nglish language and a close attention to detail. n ability to keep multiple high+uality projects on schedule is essential. Since book publishing is a business, some knowledge of financial matters is helpful. *ontinuing education is available from universities as well as through professional organizations such as the Society for Scholarly Publishing 2see 3esources for more details4.Types of #obs!ocumentary )diting!ocumentary editions can collect the writings of a single author 2such as the papers of a prominent historical figure4, a group of people, an organization, or aninstitution 2such as the !ocumentary $istory of the -irst -ederal *ongress4. &t is the responsibility of a team of editors to select, transcribe, annotate, index, andproofread the documents that are included in the edition.!ocumentary editions are carefully selected, edited, and usually annotated collections of primary source material. These books are important to scholarly workbecause they collect documents relating to a given author or subject in one place and make them easily available for reference and research. historian or high school student need not travel to distant archives in order to read, say, the papers of Thomas #efferson or #efferson !avis. $e or she need only go to the library and locate the bound edition on a shelf. Thus the researcher has easy access to the raw material of historywithout the trouble of reading older � handwriting% The explosion of printed editions during the twentieth century has helped democratize the use of primary source literature. Thanks to documentary editors, anyone interested in these subjects now has access to the same materials as the professional historian. The use of the &nternet to distribute documentary editions promises to expand the availability of primary materials even further.Scholarly editing and publishing involves the commissioning, selection, evaluation,editing, design, production, and marketing of scholarly manuscripts for publication. 'hile a documentary editor is committed to preparing and publishing a discrete body of source material, scholarly editors working for a university or commercial press will divide their time among a variety of projects. (niversity  presses that publish extensively in history demand editors with a firm knowledge ofthe fieldas well as a sensitivity to the proper use of the )nglish language. 'hile � not all editors copyedit, they must all be able to shepherd an author and book through the publication process, from shaping the ideas for the book to the marketing of the finished product. lthough an individual editors role will vary � with the size of the press, all editors must know the elements of book production from start to finish.The missions of publishing houses vary among types. *ommercial and textbook publishing houses, for instance, operate with the business model in mind. Part of their mission is to earn a profit. Scholarly publishers, however, are not usually pursuing profit as their sole motive. Their missions also have to do with adding tohistorical knowledge, performing a service for the scholarly community, perhaps even adding to the prestige of the larger institution of which they are a part. &n current market conditions, though, all publishers are under pressure to manage the bottom line, whether that involves profit, simply breaking even, or controlling deficits.Scope of Training n undergraduate degree in history may be enough to land an entry+level position inless specialized types of publishing, but further training in the mechanics of editing and publishing is usually reuired for advancement. This training may be acuired through advanced academic work, continuing education, or on+the+job training.&n general, documentary editing reuires more specialized historical knowledge thanscholarly editing, but both of these jobs reuire a historians training. � !ocumentary )ditingThose who work on documentary editions may find themselves doing a variety of tasks. -undamental to this work, however, is determining the authenticity of the documents and putting them in the appropriate historical context. #obs in documentary editing projects, therefore, tend to go to those candidates with the best historical training in the area of the project. raduate programs that offer public history as a masters field may also offer a documentary+editing track as a � component of that program. *heck the most recent edition of uide to raduate Programs in Public $istory, published by /*P$, for information about schools that offer such programs. *ourse work might include preparing a small series of documents with various levels of editorial commentary, preparing documents for publication on the 'orld 'ide 'eb, or deciding what historical context is appropriate for graduate students and what is appropriate for high school students. lthough a masters degree may be sufficient for an entry+level job in a � documentary editing project, a doctorate can be crucial for advancement in the field. ost directors of projects hold Ph.!.s in history. !ocumentary editing � projects also look for editors with previous experience. This may be obtained through internships or graduate assistantships. 0ook for projects located at your university or one nearby. Potential employers will look for a demonstrated ability to work under deadline pressure with a group.Scholarly Publishing person interested in working in the publishing field should have training in the preferred area of specializationin this case, history. Some schools offer � specialized degree or certificate programs for publishing, and relevant course workmight include copyediting, substantive editing, and the basics of book production and design. 1ut no amount of formal training can supplant a gift for the )nglish language and a close attention to detail. n ability to keep multiple high+uality projects on schedule is essential. Since book publishing is a business, some knowledge of financial matters is helpful. *ontinuing education is available from universities as well as through professional organizations such as the Society for Scholarly Publishing 2see 3esources for more details4.Types of #obs!ocumentary )diting!ocumentary editions can collect the writings of a single author 2such as the papers of a prominent historical figure4, a group of people, an organization, or an
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