I'm working through my line editor's suggestions for finishing my novel (genre: dark fantasy/horror), and she's highlighted something which is giving me a headache.
I have my characters reading and sending a number of text messages and I've used italics for these. Editor didn't have a problem with this.
However, my protagonist and two secondary characters are telepathic and can converse easily. I've used italic AND quotes for this - because, to my mind, this is still conversation, albeit mind-to-mind. Editor thinks using both is overkill.
Any ideas or suggestions?