I am editing a document. The writer used the hyphenated form of "Company-Wide" in the article title. Note that the writer bot only hyphenated the word; the writer also capitalized "Wide." Is this correct?

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  • Titles often init-cap individual words. Sometimes they do it to every word, sometimes they leave in minuscule small words like a and a few others. – Robusto Feb 12 at 15:11
  • Welcome to EL&U. Such questions are largely a matter of style. Adhere to the discipline of your editor, organization, or publication, or in the absence of a house style, adopt a style manual appropriate to your audience and tastes and be consistent in its application. – choster Feb 12 at 15:20
  • Title Case Converter will let you choose different styles of title capitalization. There is no single style. – Jason Bassford Feb 13 at 1:50

It probably depends on the relevant style guide. This is the APA Style:

Here are directions for implementing APA’s title case:

  1. Capitalize the first word of the title/heading and of any subtitle/subheading;

  2. Capitalize all “major” words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns) in the title/heading, including the second part of hyphenated major words (e.g., Self-Report not Self-report); and

  3. Capitalize all words of four letters or more.

From: https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2012/03/title-case-and-sentence-case-capitalization-in-apa-style.html

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