Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. I am editing a festschrift, and the authors have asked to include a dedication to the person whom the festschrift is honoring. However, there is already a preface that discusses the person being honored (as well as a foreword), and I’m wondering if this may be overkill.

A. I agree with you. By its nature, the book is dedicated to the honoree. If the authors have special wording they wish to include, they could incorporate it into the end of the preface after an appropriately laudatory wind-up.