Tuesday, March 20, 2018

[Link] Two Tips for Copyediting Dialogue

by Amy Schneider

Accurately representing dialogue in fiction can be tricky business for both authors and editors. In its most basic form, words spoken aloud by a character, you can’t go wrong with the good old journalistic style of “comma quote name said”: “Just do it this way,” Amy said. But there are so many more ways that characters express themselves, and the editor’s job is to help such expression be true to the character while being understandable to the reader. In this article we’ll touch on the two most common issues I see.

Read the full article: https://www.copyediting.com/two-tips-copyediting-dialogue/