Bordelon, Suzanne. "George Pierce Baker's Principles of Argumentation: 'Completely Logical'?" CCC 57.3 (2006): 416-441.
In preparing Suzanne Bordelon's article for the February issue of CCC (57.3), the editorially unthinkable happened: An earlier version of her fine article replaced the final, well-revised version as it went to the printer. In addition to my profuse apologies to Professor Bordelon, I have decided to publish the correct version of the article, delaying until September my publication of Janet Eldred's review essay of several books on technology. The silver lining, in this instance, is a teachable moment, a rare glimpse for readers of CCC into an accountable but ultimately human (and I hope humane) editorial process: Bordelon's article, quite good to begin with, was judged an "accept with revisions," and she revised the article extensively and well, passing muster with a final read by one of the first reviewers and me. Comparing the two versions, the article erroneously sent to the printer in February and the most current version, in this issue should in itself demonstrate the complexities and hard work of the editing, reviewing, and authoring processes. Most significantly, I hope they also demonstrate that human beings, for better or worse, are behind even the most careful, accountable, and efficient editorial work. I am indebted to Professor Bordelon for her graciousness in light of this error, and I'm pleased to be able to make things right.
Deborah H. Holdstein