Preface: A Partnership Origin [E-]Story

Lucy Mercer-Mapstone and Sophia Abbot

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Every great endeavor has an origin story. In academia, these are often left untold. What you see in the product—the journal article, presentation, book, or curriculum—seems to have appeared there fully formed as if by some magical trick forever to be kept behind a scarlet velvet curtain of professional veneer. This chapter pulls back that velvet to welcome you into the story behind the pages of this book.