Hi there, I'm completely lost as I'm just proofreading a document as a test for a publisher...
The author who has written said document doesn't end any of her quotes with a comma, full stop, or anything! Not even, 'said Jane', or, 'pleaded Joan'!!
'You wouldn't believe me'
'It's a long story'
'I don't care'
For me this seems really strange, but she's consistent and I don't want to change it unless she is actually wrong... could it be that it's personal choice as long as she's consistent? And what about saying who said what - I'm afraid I'm a little stumped; does anyone have a clue out there?