I've only done two assignments with CastingWords so far and have already come across a lot of unclear style situations. Ellipsis: I was downgraded by one reviewer for putting a space before ellipsis but they didn't specify what was correct. Would it be: That was when...we discussed it with the words on each side touching? Paragraph breaks: I read in a forum that you should put a break every three sentences but then was downgraded for doing it 'willy nilly.' Which is correct? Single quotes: When a speaker says, We refer to them as 'cash grabbers,' I feel like that should be in single quotes as opposed to just plain text, but this is not specified. Speaker labels: In my audio there was a male speaker who was not an interviewer or interviewee nor was he an audience member - he was just someone in the room but he helped to clarify the question so I feel that what he said was relevant. Brackets: There was only one point in the audio where the interviewee laughs but I'm not sure when adding brackets for things like [laughter] is relevant - would that only be for TV shows? This was research on middle schools and I have no idea what it's going to be used for - a book maybe? Hyphenation: Should words like pushback and schoolwide be hyphenated (push-back, school-wide) or not? Starting a sentence with 'well': They do not specify whether one should omit 'well' but it seems to be used in the same way as 'so' and 'and' so I have been doing it that way. General: How 'clean' do they want the transcript? Do they want the ideas to be very clear or should they retain some of the flavor of the person speaking? Should the commas be placed where they are grammatically correct or to indicate where a speaker paused in the audio? Sorry for so many questions at once but I'm having some anxiety about being downgraded and don't know where else to ask.