How do I read editorial notes in a text

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adrianstephens
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Post by adrianstephens » November 10th, 2019, 10:57 am

The context is a book that contains an editorial note set in square brackets and smaller text.
This is a reasonably well understood textual convention that indicates the words are not those of the author, but of the editor.

How should this be read? I'm tempted to state "start editorial note ... end editorial note".
The advice I've received from a Librivox Admin is to read it, perhaps with a different stress or voice.
That's OK as far as it goes, it highlights the text, but it does not explain its provenance.

I'd love to see others' opinions on this, or if the is a resolved issue, please point me to a FAQ that does.

Thank you,

Adrian

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Post by KevinS » November 10th, 2019, 11:26 am

I think it depends on matters that cannot be easily generalized.

While it may not be an answer satisfactory to everyone, I would follow the individual MC's advice, understanding that one will have to adjust to each MC in the projects for which they are responsible.
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Post by TriciaG » November 10th, 2019, 11:32 am

There are no set-in-stone policies for this.

If it's a group project, ask the BC how to manage it.

If it's your own solo, do it the way you choose. Either way works. I personally would probably do something like "editor's note" "end editor's note" as long as there weren't a ton of them and they all weren't really short. It would get tedious to do it a dozen times in a couple paragraphs, and for only a word or two. ;)

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