“She taught me to be a general––and if there was anyone who could teach you to be a general, it was Dede. She was a very powerful force. She also taught me to cut with my gut. Editing is much more an intuitive process than an intellectual one. For a young editor—and it’s true for writers, painters, musicians—you have to learn to follow that inner voice. Dede also taught me that performance is king, and to never let your audience get ahead of your story. I had all these things drilled into me, along with a list of other people she’s mentored. We all became storytellers.” - editor Craig McKay on Dede Allen.