I'm a transcriptionist and also studying for my IELTS exam. I would like to know when is it correct to capitalize job titles such as receptionist, office assistant, general manager, veterinary assistant, etc. Thanks!


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Generally, if the job title is really a title (e.g., President or Vice President), and not a job description (e.g., teacher or janitor), you can capitalize it, but only if it comes before the name of the person. In all other instances, it's best to lowercase titles.

For the examples you listed in your question, those titles should be lowercased.

There's a great Grammar Girl article on this topic: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/when-should-you-capitalize-words?page=1

Hope this helps!

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