Posted by: episystechpubs | April 23, 2015

Editor’s Corner: After Earth

Yesterday, we learned to capitalize the word Earth when it is used like a name. We also learned to lowercase earth if it is preceded by the (such as, “The earth is the densest planet in our solar system”). Today, we’ll get some quality time with the moon.

According to the Chicago Manual of Style, the word moon should be lowercase unless you write for a publication in the field of astronomy or a related science. Unless you’re paid to think about space, give that moon the lowercase.

Examples:

· When the moon is full, the whole village goes for a walk.

· Earth has one moon, Saturn has many moons, and the Death Star is no moon.

Thanks,

Laura Bowers | Technical Writer | Symitar®

8985 Balboa Ave. l San Diego, CA 92123-1507

619.542.6935 l or Ext. 766935

Symitar Documentation Services


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