Citing Kindle clippings

For a thing I'm writing, and because it's Sunday, and because it's raining and the pool isn't open yet, I've gone and spent way too much time nerding out in Editorial. If you, like me, are a fastidious English grad who laments the formatting of Kindle clippings, writes in Markdown and uses Editorial, this may be of use.

It's a workflow that takes a clipping file and turns it MLA-compliant citations rendered in Markdown, so you go from this nonsense:

Dark Matter and Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary (Hill, Dan)
- Your Highlight Location 966-968 | Added on Friday, 16 August 13 06:30:24

John Thackara’s idea of the macroscope — as opposed to a microscope — a notional device or strategy that enables one to see an entire system, its composite dark matter perhaps, from the perspective of the artefact, the particular instance of matter.
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to this beautifully-structured wonder:

> John Thackara’s idea of the macroscope — as opposed to a microscope — a notional device or strategy that enables one to see an entire system, its composite dark matter perhaps, from the perspective of the artefact, the particular instance of matter.

(Hill, Dan, *Dark Matter and Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary*, Kindle ebook, loc 966-968)

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In future, I may do something to use MultiMarkdown's bibliography support. I probably won't, though. I'm lazy.

You can download the workflow here. Standard disclaimers about me being completely unsuitable for this kind of thing apply. Backups, folks.