In Memoriam

Joan Laura Secrest

May 25, 1938—March 10, 2018

Scholarly editor par excellence

Cherished member of Dialectic’s internal editing team

“There’s a special place in heaven AND hell for editors — we don’t merely straddle the divide so much as we’re lashed to it. I’ll be thanked and damned eternally for my critical efforts on behalf of all the authors I’ve worked with over the years ...”

“If I had a nickel for every college professor and senior research fellow who couldn’t believe their precious scholarly prose needed critical, developmental editing, I’d have enough metal to build my very own goddamned aircraft carrier.”