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When transcribing someone’s Juvenilia, should one preserve the spelling errors, or not?

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Date: 2015-01-15 07:09 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] lizvogel
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Depends on the purpose of the activity, methinks. Is it to showcase how far the writer has progressed since those early efforts? Then leave them in. Is it to include the work in some collaborative project? Then you're effectively functioning as an editor, and editors clean up spelling. And so on.

Date: 2015-01-16 06:51 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] lizvogel
lizvogel: Good / Bad (Good Bad)
Well, you'll take my early scribblings away from me when you pry my cold, dead fingers from the pages, and you'd better bring a crowbar at that. So I completely understand.

If electronic format is appealing, then searchability might be a factor, which would argue for fixing the spelling.

Or you could just cop out and leave it to the daughter's judgment. ;-) If the task doesn't make her flee screaming, maybe she'll have some insight on what the result is for.

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