above/ground press:

HOW TO EDIT, Chapter A
   derek beaulieu

Originally produced in an edition of 200 copies in April, 2008
above/ground press, isbn 1-897224-36-2

How to Edit is part of derek beaulieu's on-going explorartion of the nature of narrative and fiction. With How to Edit, beaulieu has gathered every sentence which conmtains the word "edit" from every volume in the over 11,000 volumes in Project Gutenberg which begin with the letter "A". What remains is a distilled manuscript which posits an entire sub-genre of fiction in whcih every character is an editor, every sentence is a command to edit, every inquiry is about potential grammatic errors.  How to Edit is a detourned instruction manual, a perverse coles notes.