Specifically, Co-Project leader is what I'm confused about. For reference, project leader would be written as separated words without any hyphen, obviously. However, once you have a vice project leader, which we mark with a "Co" prefix in our company, I'm suddenly unsure how to properly write it down.
There are really only four combinations that make any sense to me, but they all seem off:
- Co project leader feels oddly detached
- Co-project-leader suddenly introduces a hyphen where project leader didn't have one
- Co-project leader would make it seem like the Co is talking about the project, not the leader
- Co-projectleader suddenly connects the words, equally dumb
I'm so lost here.
EDIT: I know Co-founder is an acceptable way to write it. However, it's a different case here because "project leader" consists of two words, not just one as it is the case with "founder". That's why I was asking.