Yeah. Humbly, because there are things here I do wrong and need to correct, I direct any of you who are concerned in the slightest about doing dialogue tags right, to this link at Fiction Editor Beth Hill’s blog, The Editor’s Blog:
But, but, you say, that’s from 2010! The rules have changed since then! And it’s stuff we learned in English class.
Again, I’ve read some of your books. A refresher, perhaps, might be useful. Just run through it, and maybe you can save your editor a few hours of work.