The person laying out my book saw an article or video that claimed that lining up the opening quotation marks outside the remaining paragraph was a cool thing to do.
I think it looks okay, but strange. Fixing it is a whole ‘nother ball of wax. I could live with it, but as a self-publisher, the last thing you want is someone in the industry to open up the book and scream, “Amateur!” before they’ve even read one line.
So, Punctuation and Layout Police — is this an offense? Please leave your helpful comments below. Thank you!