Any communication that cannot be retrieved by a reader – such as a private interview, email, or telephone conversation – is cited as a personal communication.
To cite a personal communication you will need the following:
- Name(s) of communicator(s)
- Medium of communication (email, text, Skype, etc.)
- Date of communication
Personal communication format: Harvard style
Author/Sender/Speaker Surname, Initial(s). (Year of communication) Medium of communication to Receiver of communication, Day Month of communication.
Hardy, D. (2021) Email to George Owen, 11 February.
Broadchurch, C. (2022) Text message to Clive Woods, 7 March.