How do I create an in-text citation for a note or marginalia by an editor or translator in a work listed under the author’s name?
If you are citing an editor’s or translator’s note for a work listed under the author’s name, create a works-cited-list entry for the work as a whole and key your in-text citation to the first element of the entry—that is, the author’s name. In your prose, make clear that you are referring to a comment by the editor or translator:
Zola’s translator explains that the name of the town Le Voreux “suggests the ‘voracious’ nature of the mine” (533n2).
Zola, Émile. Germinal. Translated by Roger Pearson, Penguin Books, 2004.
If the notes are not numbered (e.g., if they are set as footnotes indicated by symbols or appear in a headnote or marginalia), . . .
Published 21 February 2019