One or more unpaid internships will be available in the summer of 2019 to students in the Internship stream of Trent’s MA program in English Literature (Public Texts). The successful applicant(s) will work under the supervision of one of the editors of The Collected Works of P.K. Page — Professor Zailig Pollock on his digital editions of Page’s poetry or correspondence, or Professor Beth Popham on her digital edition of Page’s fiction. Advance training is required, and will be provided, in coding original manuscript materials, using the conventions established by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), the international standard for encoding literary and academic texts.
During the internship, the successful applicant(s) will be responsible for encoding texts as XML documents, using Oxygen, a proprietary editing software. Accuracy and attention to detail will be essential to a successful internship. Previous knowledge of XML coding, or the TEI conventions, not a requirement.
The internship will provide valuable experience in the use of XML, the markup language standard in the fields of digital editing and digital publishing. The coding skills acquired should thus enhance the intern’s curriculum vitae when applying for employment in these fields.
For more information about the The Collected Works of P.K. Page / The Digital Page editorial project, see https://editionstrent.com/the-complete-works-of-p-k-page/