Tag: courtesy titles in ap style

  • How To Use Courtesy Titles in AP Style

    How To Use Courtesy Titles in AP Style

    When I worked as a public school educator, students would address me, depending on their grade level, as Mr. Fung, Mr. Henry or Mr. F, that courtesy title Mr. being the lone essential constant. I understood it as a matter of respect and authority, without which the classroom dynamic would collapse. On that front, I…

  • How To Use Formal Titles in AP Style

    How To Use Formal Titles in AP Style

    I’ve learned, especially when writing about living persons, that formal titles are a big deal. If you fail to properly capitalize an individual’s formal title when writing SEO content, that person may perceive it as an insult. You may also run into people insisting that you capitalize job titles that don’t actually qualify as formal.…