Editors organization honors George Greenia

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Top editor:  George Greenia was awarded the 2007 Distinguished Editor Award by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

George Greenia was awarded the 2007 Distinguished Editor Award by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). Greenia was honored for his leadership of the research journal La corónica.

Professor of Hispanic Studies and former director of Renaissance and Medieval Studies at the College of William and Mary, Greenia has also edited the public scholarship magazine American Pilgrim as well as an encyclopedia of medieval Spanish literature.

Editing scholarly journals may give a lot of power, but sometimes scant prestige, and no payment at all, says Greenia, but the job satisfaction is rich and plentiful. “It’s great fun, a great education, and you get to meet everyone in the field,” says Greenia.

An international organization of humanities journals, the CELJ presents this award to editors who have left a lasting impression on their professional fields, guiding research of lasting archival value.

Loosely translated from Spanish as “the Chronicle,” La corónica publishes scholarly work on medieval Spanish language, literature and cultural studies. In his 14 years as editor-in-chief, Greenia expanded the former newsletter into a “full-fledged first-tier journal of international rank,” according to the tribute published by the CELJ. Greenia serves as editor-at-large for La corónica.   i