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Editing Tip #58

Kathy Ide, Topics: Proofread Professionally * Working with Editors * Successful Freelance Editing *
Kathy Ide 

Hi! I’m Kathy Ide. In addition to being a published author, I’m a full-time professional freelance editor. For CAN, I’m blogging about tips for writers based on the manuscripts I edit.

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Subjects, Courses, and Degrees

Academic subjects are lowercased unless they form part of a department name or an official course name. Examples:

I majored in contemporary literature.

I pursued graduate studies in philosophy of science.
Official names of courses are capitalized. Example:

I registered for Basic Manuscript Editing.
Degrees listed on a résumé, business card, diploma, directory, etc. are capitalized. But in running text, names of degrees should be lowercased. Examples:

a master’s degree

a bachelor’s degree

master of business administration

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