We are delighted to have contributions of all types from scholars, teachers, and students, and will fully credit them on the site. We always need help. If you would like to contribute in any way, please contact one of the senior editors. 

The following guidelines are directed at the authors of notes, who we expect will typically be college or university teachers with experience teaching and writing about the author they annotate. The creation of one of these multimedia editions is a large and collaborative endeavor, different in some (though not all) ways from the creation of a traditional print commentary. Please watch the following videos and contact one of the editors with any questions.


Writing Notes for DCC. 1: Ten Principles

Writing Notes for DCC. 2: examples of ten principles

Writing Notes for DCC. 3: style and usage

Commentary proposals should include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • An approximately ten-page sample of notes
  • A summary of the specific types of introductory matter envisioned, with bibliography
  • A summary of the specific types of multimedia enhancements envisioned, whether audio, video, maps, images, or something else, and how those might be created, or from what sources drawn. Images are particularly welcome, but must be annotated to make clear their relevance and relationship to the text. How will those annotations be created?
  • A statement of what collaborators, if any, the editor can bring on board to help complete the work. These might include students, colleagues, or web developers at the author’s institution, or elsewhere. Please note any grants for which you might apply to speed the work.