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Does anyone know if I need to capitalize document names in this sentence?

Created and maintained comprehensive project documentation; Business Case, Project Charter, and Project Plans.

In other words, does Business Case, Project Charter and Project Plans need to be capitalized.

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

  • A side note, that should be a colon :, not a semicolon ; – Azor Ahai Mar 8 '16 at 19:34
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    Are we going to be proofreading your entire resume this week? – Barmar Mar 8 '16 at 21:21
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You capitalize something when it is a proper noun, i.e. when it identifies a specific thing.

So if you are writing a document that lays out a specific business case (say the one for your company) and it's title is "Business Case" then you capitalize it.

"I wrote the document called 'Business Case'".

If you want to describe that you are writing a document of a particular kind, such as one that is of the kind "business case" then you don't capitalize it.

"I wrote the business case document for our company. It was called 'Acme Inc. Business Case 2016.'"

  • Thanks you SO much DJ!! I am not referring to a specific document. I'm just listing the types of documents I have written before. – jjThomson Mar 8 '16 at 17:57
  • So I will lower case. I have a follow up question for you. – jjThomson Mar 8 '16 at 17:58
  • In the sentence: Created and maintained comprehensive project documentation; Business Case, Project Charter, and Project Plans. If I created multiple documents of each type do I that have to make each plural or just the last plural? Created and maintained comprehensive project documentation; Business Cases, Project Charters, and Project Plans. or Created and maintained comprehensive project documentation; Business Case, Project Charter, and Project Plans. – jjThomson Mar 8 '16 at 18:00
  • jj if you want to ask another question, please use the 'ask question' button at the top. – DJClayworth Mar 8 '16 at 18:17

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