Citation, Documentation of Sources
Q. I am copyediting a scholarly text in which there are many excerpts from Italian correspondence, each followed by the author’s translation in parentheses. She has placed the note number (for the source) after the translation, rather than after the original, and has made it clear in an early note that all translations are hers unless stated. Is the note number placement correct? My inclination would be to put the number after the original text.
A. You’re right—since the note contains a source for the original, the note number goes with the original.