Capitals with Job Titles (According to Chicago)

Last updated Mar 1, 2024
By Gwenydd Jones

Test your knowledge of when to use capitals with job titles with this quiz.

Job title capitalisation suricata

Which of the job titles have the correct capitals? (According to The Chicago Manual of Style.)

a)      Speakers included the prime minister of Canada and Justin Bieber.

b)     I wrote to communications officer Jane Sewell yesterday.

c)      Daniel Smith, architect.

d)     Please take a seat, prime minister.

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a)      Correct

b)     Incorrect

c)      Correct

d)     Incorrect

Chicago rules on capitalisation of job titles: capitalise when it comes immediately before the name, in a formal context or in direct address. Don’t capitalise if it comes after the person’s name, or if there is a the before it.

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03/06/2024 08:11 pm GMT

Written by Gwenydd Jones

Gwenydd Jones is a Spanish- and French-to-English translator, an SEO blogger and a course creator. She is the founder of The Translator's Studio and the lead teacher on its courses. Connect with Gwenydd on LinkedIn or contact her through this website.

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