Are you interested in joining the Estoria Project? Well you can, as a textual editor and transcriber for the digital edition of the Estoria de Espanna.

Textual editing involves inputting xml coding and mapping a text so that it is reborn in the digital environment – we use a platform called Textual Communities to edit our manuscripts. To start with, you can help us map the lines of the manuscript by inserting the short ‘line break’ codes. There are just three different codes you need to put in. Here is a demonstration of a team member inserting line break code:

Do you want to learn how to do this? If you’re interested, we’d love to have you as part of the team! All you need to do is send an e-mail to Dr. Aengus Ward and we will give you the full line break tutorial and an account on Textual Communities so you can become an Estoria transcriber.

We are expanding a course that will teach you all of the codes we are using to edit the manuscripts in their entirety. It will be launched in autumn 2014, so if you’ve an appetite for more editing then you will be able to become a full transcriber very soon!

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