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    (An) Oracle Developer

    "Oracle Developer" is a title of a job position.
    Should I say "I am working as an Oracle Developer" or "as Oracle Developer" without "an"?

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    Re: (An) Oracle Developer

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The title is capitalised in a job advert, but not in conversation.

    Say 'I am working as an Oracle developer' if you are one of several. If you are the sole holder of that position, say 'I am working as Oracle developer for Delphi Prognostications, Inc.'
    Since Oracle is a proper noun in this context (it's the name of a product), it has to be capitalized.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: (An) Oracle Developer

    It's not only the name of a product, it's also the name of the corporation that makes the product. 'ORCL', listed on the NASDAQ.

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    Re: (An) Oracle Developer

    Would you say "I'm working as bricklayer?" or "I'm working as waiter?"

    No. You need an article. I am a barber. I am an accountant. I am an Oracle developer.

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    Re: (An) Oracle Developer

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No. You need an article.
    I'm glad to see somebody thought of the original question. (I didn't )

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    Re: (An) Oracle Developer

    Oracle is a name of a company, and "Oracle Developer" is a title of a position.
    Should I only capitalize "Oracle" or "Developer" as well when I mention the title of the position?

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    Re: (An) Oracle Developer

    If both words constitute the job title, capitalise them both. However, that only works when referring to your specific job.

    I am an Oracle developer.
    I am a developer at Oracle.
    I work for Oracle. My job is Oracle Developer.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: (An) Oracle Developer

    Sorry, I did not get you. You said "that only works when referring to your specific job", then you wrote two sentences,
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    I am an Oracle developer.
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    I work for Oracle. My job is Oracle Developer.
    and the both refers to my specific job, but the first "
    Oracle developer" and second "Oracle Developer". which one is right?

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    Re: (An) Oracle Developer

    One is a job title. Job titles are usually capitalized.

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    Re: (An) Oracle Developer

    If you think of the context, "Oracle Developer" is not a proper definition. It seems you are a DBA, not a Oracle Developer. "I am a Oracle DBA" is a much more proper definition. You develop something over framework or language, not over a corporation.
    I am not a teacher.

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