Keeping Yourself Out Of Hot Water With Job Title Use In Your Writing.
Some people are serious when it comes to their job titles. I’m sure you have a few people that come to mind right away. It can be nerve racking when you have to write someone’s name and/or title and you can’t remember if you need to capitalize it or not. You certainly don’t want to offend anyone by not appearing to not respect their title. Here is a quick rule of language on when to capitalize job titles.
· Capitalize job titles that come before names
Director of First Impressions Candid Brandon is speaking at the conference in May.
· Use lower case job titles that come after names
Candid Brandon the director of first impressions is speaking at the conference in May
· Use lower case for job titles with no name
The director of first impressions is speaking at the conference in May.
· Use lower case when describing a role
Our director of first impressions is speaking at the conference in May.
· It’s ok to capitalize job titles in lists, tables, event programs, name tags, etc.
If you have a boss or you know the person is particular about their job title being capitalized, just go ahead and capitalize the job title. It's not worth offending someone or making them angry.
And there you have it! You should now understand when, and when not, to capitalize job titles. You're absolutely welcome for your #WriteOnWednesday tip!