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    figuring it all out emlm21's Avatar
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    I follow AP style, where I would not capitalize it. It appears you want to create emphasis, and in that case, you wouldn't capitalize the word after the colon unless it's a proper noun.

    When to capitalize after a colon: only if it is a proper noun or the start of a complete sentence.

    And a new sentence doesn't always start after a colon. A colon is usually used at the end of a sentence to introduce a list. "He promised me three things: cats, cheese, and wine."
    Last edited by emlm21; 02-14-2018 at 08:17 AM.

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