Capitalization: Job Titles


Capitalize a title when it comes immediately before a person’s name, describes a designated authority, and is not set off by commas:

President Barack Obama
Pope Benedict XVI
Professor Patricia Prijatel

Don’t capitalize a title that comes after a person’s name:

Barack Obama, president of the United States

Don’t capitalize a title that stands alone:

the 266th pope

Don’t capitalize a title set off by commas, even when it comes before a name:

a Drake University professor, Patricia Prijatel

Don’t capitalize job descriptions:

architect Stephen Herlong
dietitian Jeannette Jordan
chef Cat Cora


 

Capitalization
Acronyms
After colons
Company names
Directions and regions
Generic terms
Headlines
Job titles
Product names
Websites

Zones

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