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09 September 2011

I need opinions from you nice bunnies. [More:]

Say you see this author entry in a reference list at the end of a book:


Dagger, Richie

1979. "Crime." In Government Issue, edited by Jan Paul Beahm, 5880. Los Angeles, CA: Slash Publications.

1983. Salmon Ranches of the Northwest. Seattle: Limpet Books.

1987, ed. The Iguana Is Near. Portland, OR: University of Granola Press.

1989. "Lorem Ipsum Dolar Sit Amet." Journal of American Fnord 23 (5): 4153.



How would you interpret the meaning of the "ed." after the date in the 1987 entry? This is nonstandard it doesn't conform to the Chicago Manual of Style or other style guides.

Would it indicate that Mr. Dagger is the editor of that particular book or that it is a 1987 edition of that book?

Again, looking for opinions. There are no right or wrong answers. Thanks.
I would conclude he was the editor.
posted by JanetLand 09 September | 15:07
Yup, editor.
posted by Ardiril 09 September | 15:10
Editor--especially with the comma between the year and the abbreviation.
posted by enn 09 September | 15:13
Editor.
posted by arse_hat 09 September | 15:30
I saw the fnord!
posted by Splunge 09 September | 16:48
I assume he is the editor.
posted by bearwife 10 September | 13:31
Thanks all! That's what I needed.
posted by D.C. 12 September | 00:41
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