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    I need help writing a business letter. In the closing, I have always typed in the sender's name, followed by the title on the next line. Example:

    George Washington
    President/CEO


    However, I am now being told that the letter "P" in President should be lower case because it is followed by CEO. Example:

    George Washington
    president/CEO

    Can someone advise which is correct?

    Thanks so much!

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    Default Re: Capitalizing Titles in Business Letters

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I need help writing a business letter. In the closing, I have always typed in the sender's name, followed by the title on the next line. Example:

    George Washington
    President/CEO


    However, I am now being told that the letter "P" in President should be lower case because it is followed by CEO. Example:

    George Washington
    president/CEO

    Can someone advise which is correct?

    Thanks so much!
    I'm not a teacher, but...

    "When a title appears in an address or other display format (such as list of administrators in an annual report), as opposed to running text, the title can be capitalized even if it appears after the name."


    That is the best I could find online. I hope it is of some use.

    "When a title appears in an address or other display format (such as list of administrators in an annual report), as opposed to running text, the title can be capitalized even if it appears after the name."

    Publications | University of Colorado at Boulder

    That is the best I could find online. I hope it is of some use.

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    Default Re: Capitalizing Titles in Business Letters

    If you're putting this in a signature block, then YES, you should capitalize the title.

    In this particular case, it's probably President and CEO, not the slash.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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