The Champlain Society Guidelines for Editing Canadian Historical Texts

 

Editing Canadian Historical Texts

During its nearly one hundred years of existence, the primary mission of the Champlain Society has been to publish, on a regular basis, editions of significant Canadian documentary materials prepared to a high standard. The Champlain Society has been the chief — and is now almost the only surviving — example in Canada of the practice of historical or documentary editing. How can we go about ensuring that this transforming power represents to the eventual readers of our editions the best editorial practices? This handy guide for editing historical texts tries to answer this question while giving practical advice, useful for any historical scholar.