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askeladd
12-02-2006, 06:27 AM
I am proofing a proposal which has "Self-directed" in the title. From what I've read on the Web,



CMS also includes these points:
Capitalize the first element in hyphenated and open compounds in titles.
Capitalize the subsequent elements unless they are articles, prepositions, coordinating conjunctions, or modifiers such as flat sharp or natural following musical key elements.
Capitalize second elements attached by hyphens to prefixes only if they are proper nouns or proper adjectives.
Capitalize the final element of a compound that comes at the end of a title (other than one with a hyphenated prefix) no matter what part of speech it may be.
I think that the proper capitalization of this word would therefore be "Self-Directed" (according to the second point), would it not?

Ol' Fashioned Girl
12-02-2006, 06:29 AM
I would agree.

Silver King
12-02-2006, 06:51 AM
You could always re-title it to, Directed by One's Self.

Doesn't that sound better?;)

Provrb1810meggy
12-02-2006, 06:54 AM
I agree, capitalize both words. The title of my novel is Through Geek-Colored Glasses. That's how I've always written it.

askeladd
12-02-2006, 07:06 AM
You could always re-title it to, Directed by One's Self.

Doesn't that sound better?;)
Slightly more verbose :D but it's not mine to re-word.

Thanks, all. I'll stick with uppercase for both elements.