Placement of the Book’s Dedication

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rachelmayferriman
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Post by rachelmayferriman » February 20th, 2021, 7:53 am

Could you tell me please, in which section I should record the book’s dedication? Should it perhaps have a section of its own, called ‘Dedication’ before the ‘Introduction’?

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Post by mightyfelix » February 20th, 2021, 8:36 am

I would say this depends on the book. It is possible to add a "Section 0," for prefatory material. But if it's only a few sentences, it wouldn't make sense to me to do that. Just tack it onto the beginning of section 1.

If this is for a group project, it's the BC's decision, and you should ask them. If it's a project you're considering as a solo, it would be up to you. But you're welcome to share the book here if you want opinions.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 20th, 2021, 9:53 am

It could also be omitted. Forewords, dedications, footnotes, appendices, etc. that are not part of the main text can be included (or not) at the soloist's or BC's discretion.
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Post by rachelmayferriman » February 22nd, 2021, 11:27 am

Thank you for your advice about this. I will read it before her Prefatory note. The book ‘Thoughts on South Africa’ by Olive Schreiner - my first solo project. She died in the neighbourhood I now live in ...

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