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Editing The Diary of Hope Hook, by Kristine Kowalchuk

Kudos to Juvenilia Press for supporting collaborative, hands-on learning in the field of English literature!

I had the good fortune of working with Dr. Juliet McMaster and three other student editors on Crossing Canada, 1907: The Diary of Hope Hook. Working together to transcribe and edit the manuscript was an invaluable experience, partly because we learned so much from Juliet's sensible yet lively approach, and partly because we had the opportunity to work through editorial issues as a team.

After we completed the project, I directly applied my new skills and experience to my PhD dissertation, which also focused on editing historical manuscripts. I anticipated many issues I likely would not have anticipated otherwise, drew upon our group's discussions in making my own editorial decisions, maintained an organized methodology, and absolutely enjoyed the process rather than feeling overwhelmed by it.

– Kristine Kowalchuk, postgraduate student, University of Alberta, Canada

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