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Unacceptable synonyms for use in dialogue tags - Tia Ross Editor

“Said” is Not Dead

The problem with using every synonym for “said” you can find for dialogue tags is that many words are absurd or redundant. Distinction must be made between legitimate expressive verbs that can be used and those that simply cannot.

Beta Readers Are Not Editors

Contrary to popular belief, beta readers and editors are not interchangeable. Beta readers should not automatically be expected to possess the expertise or skill to properly edit your fiction or nonfiction and should never replace an experienced editor.

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