Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

Academic journal article The Hymn

Editor's Notes

Article excerpt

Our lead-off article this month is an interview conducted by Tina Schneider of the Canterbury Dictionary ofHymnology (CDH) editorial team. Lest you think that the editing has slipped on it, be reminded that it has been the policy of The Hymn, because we are a product of Canada as well as the United States, to use the appropriate spellings and punctuation rules from the author's place of origin. With two origins for this article, Tina in the U.S. and the lead editors for CDH in the United Kingdom, the careful reader will notice differences in the two styles. The placement of punctuation inside (U.S.) or outside (Canada, U.K.) quotation marks and the appearance or non-appearance of periods after Rev and Dr will be familiar to readers of Canadian and British publications. Recent technological terms are also different-online (U.S. and Canada)/on-line (U.K.) and Internet (Canada and U.K.)/internet (U.S.). This has been a time I have been thankful for two things: (1) that I asked Canadian friends about their standard dictionary when I came on as editor and, following their recommendations, bought the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and (2) that Margaret McCamant helps with proofreading and also "reads British. …

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