It is easy as a writer to forget the basics. Today’s article reminds us of the proper use of quotations.
Colorful, striking direct quotations enliven a news story, but not everything an interview subject says is worth quoting in its entirety.
An hour of note-taking might result in a lot of information, but little in the way of pithy remarks. It’s the writer’s job to distinguish between what’s worth quoting verbatim, and what would be better paraphrased. Click here to learn more.