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Resumes: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« on: Nov 16, 2006, 12:47 am »
Should or shouldn't Stage Manager or Stage Management be capitalized in a cover letter or approach statement?

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Re: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 2006, 12:51 am »
Do not capitalize. It is not a proper noun.
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Re: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« Reply #2 on: Nov 16, 2006, 12:54 am »
Thanks.

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Re: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« Reply #3 on: Nov 16, 2006, 06:19 am »
Do not capitalize. It is not a proper noun.

It's capitalized on my current contract.

(And everyone knows that Equity trumps English... :)

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Re: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« Reply #4 on: Nov 16, 2006, 09:35 am »
Oooooook... How about a tie breaker, ladies & gentlemen?

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Re: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« Reply #5 on: Nov 16, 2006, 09:38 am »
(And everyone knows that Equity trumps English... :)

LOL!

Anyway, looking back to grammar lessons...  If you are refering to the title, it should be capitalized, as in "I was hired as Production Stage Manager..." (like it would be "I served as Director of Operations/President of the United States", etc).  If you are refering to the job function - "I am a stage manager" - it is a general position and it should not be capitalized.  
Can't think of a situation stage management would be capitalized except the title of a class, ie. Stage Management 101.

NB: grammar errors abound in all other aspects of the previous sentences! :)


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Re: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« Reply #6 on: Nov 16, 2006, 12:13 pm »

(And everyone knows that Equity trumps English... :) )

LOL.  I thought Equity had its own language and therefore the rules of english don't apply...

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Re: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« Reply #7 on: Nov 16, 2006, 01:42 pm »
See here I thought it was "Equity trumps everything."

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Re: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« Reply #8 on: Nov 17, 2006, 04:45 pm »
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Anyway, looking back to grammar lessons...  If you are refering to the title, it should be capitalized, as in "I was hired as Production Stage Manager..." (like it would be "I served as Director of Operations/President of the United States", etc).  If you are refering to the job function - "I am a stage manager" - it is a general position and it should not be capitalized. 
Can't think of a situation stage management would be capitalized except the title of a class, ie. Stage Management 101.

I agree with nmno.  It's that proper vs. common noun thing...  Grandpa Joe vs. grandpa

So whether or not to capitalize it in your letter depends on how you use it....could be either way depending on what you're saying.  I can think of letters that would include both or just one.

Another instance when one should capitalize 'stage management' is when it's the section title or category title of a list of things (in the same way you would capitalize the chapter title in a book)


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Re: To Capitalize or not capitalize...
« Reply #9 on: Nov 17, 2006, 09:30 pm »
Thanks so much! That makes sense... I sent my materials off yesterday.

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