Manuscript Preparation, Copyediting, and Proofreading

Q. My group is reissuing a title that went out of print. In addition to all of the contents from the original edition, we are adding a new foreword from an expert in the field, as well as a new piece by our president (who is not the author). Her 2011 reflections will be published in addition to her original piece that opened the 1995 book. Can a book contain three forewords? What else can we call these opening pieces?

A. A book can contain three forewords, or you can get creative with other labels if you’re so inspired: “A Note from the President, 1995,” for instance, and similarly for the 2011 note. If the book doesn’t already have an introduction, the expert’s foreword could be given that title. Any piece not written by the author of the book should have either a byline at the beginning or a signature at the end.