Writing for Business

Sep 21 2009   2:42PM GMT

Titles and capitalization

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
According to James Campbell, _______________, deploying an SIM system probably means you’ll also need to hire someone to manage it.
a. Vice President of Security
b. vice president of security

Answer: b

Job titles preceding a person’s name are capitalized; those following the name are not — they’re considered just job description.

Rob Reinalda wrote a great article about errant capitalization in business communications. (He’s @word_czar on Twitter and well worth a follow.)

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