Two things. 1. How do you all handle long quotations? One speaker for a HIT last night was explaining how to handle a certain situation by performing a dialog with himself. I won't post the transcript here because I don't think CW likes that, but here's a snippet of how the first bit began: Then he goes on talking to Ron like that for 125 words (682 characters) before breaking, and he only broke to get into a back-and-forth with this hypothetical person that doesn't exist, changing speakers, talking to him. I wrote it down like this, somewhat like you would in a novel but without indentations: There's another long part where he's just talking to theoretical Ron, that goes on for 174 words (851 characters). At first I was going to break the long one-way dialog into paragraphs, but it looked strange to have two or more paragraphs in quotations all by themselves. I tried to find the correct way to do this on Google, but just about every place I found told you to blockquote things like that, and you can't do that here. I've seen quotations that span multiple paragraphs that have open quote on the first paragraph, but no close quote, in news articles before. But that looked strange too. I ended up keeping the two large one-way dialogs in single paragraphs even though they were 700-800 characters, and as you've just seen, the back-and-forth I split up. This is the first time I've ever had to do that. Most times when people are recounting conversations, they are always short enough to deal with, without breaking the style guide. Which leads me to.. 2. Have any of you submitted a HIT to CW and had it approved well before anyone could have possibly looked at it? The HIT I just spoke of was 13 minutes long (took me 39 to transcribe and an ungodly length of time to edit), yet was approved (grade 9!) within 3 minutes: It couldn't have been graded, edited, or listened to while reading the text. I question whether it could even be read in five minutes. And it was not an auto-approval: I'm not complaining. That was a $5.85 HIT thanks to that grade. But now I have no idea if I did it right or not. At least not until the full edit comes in. What if it gets heavily edited? Why did I get a 9, then? And which version is right, the edited copy, or the approval for a 9? I am very confused about this.