Ideas on Fire is headed to Providence, Rhode Island in a few weeks where we’re teaming up with Grey Editing to lead a session on a fabulously nerdy topic: editing endnotes and footnotes! We’ll be at the 2018 ACES Society for Editing conference. Fellow editors, writers, scholars, altac/postac folks, and word nerds, we’d love to see you there.

A Farewell to Ibid.:

Editing Footnotes

Part instructional session, part love letter to literature’s favorite hangers-on. Two nonfiction editors discuss how to decide between footnotes, endnotes and a mix of the two; discursive footnotes and the subtle art of informing without distracting; how different style manuals see the purposes of notes and style their citations accordingly; and a few examples of witty authors having a little fun with their footnotes. (Plus a farewell to our old friend Ibid.)


Thursday, March 28, 2019. 1:30 – 2:30 pm


ACES Society for Editing conference, Omni Providence Hotel, Providence, RI

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SpeakersCathy Hannabach and Sarah GreyDr. Cathy Hannabach, founder and CEO of Ideas on Fire, and Sarah Grey, founder and CEO of Grey Editing

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