After year 1989 in Slovakia scientific research into textology and editorial practice has not been systematically developed, and therefore Slovak textology and editorial practice has faced stagnation or even regression. The lack of professional competence in publishing the literary works of the past has caused uncontrolled publishing of writings without any detailed analyses of the sources and variants. As a result, there is absence of theoretical thinking about the issues of editorial practice, which is also reflected in the editorial standards and processes. Moreover, the general need of professional approach to editing texts has disappeared. Selected editorial cases of the recent times are used to address the issues of Slovak textological discourse and editorial solutions.