Posted by: episystechpubs | June 3, 2014

Nifty Nuggets: Capitalization in Titles

Welcome new subscribers! Last week we began reviewing Capitalization in the JHA Style Guide for Technical Communication and Training. Today we are going to talk titles.

Guideline: In titles, capitalize prepositions that are five letters or longer. (Prepositions are words that create relationships between other words in a sentence. For example, at, about, above, below, between, by, to, up, with, etc.) Do not capitalize prepositions of four or fewer letters in a title, unless one of the following criteria pertains:

· the preposition is part of a verb phrase (“back up,” “check out,” “hand out,” etc.)

· the preposition is the first or last word in the title


· Applying Relationships Between Tables

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· Backing Up Your System

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Speaking of titles, this might be an interesting read.

Thank you,

Jackie Solano

Technical Writer, Episys Technical Publications


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San Diego, California 92123

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