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Title case; confused if I have to capitalize this word after a hyphen

This is a question of style and either approach is acceptable in your example. However, if the second element is a proper noun or proper adjective (e.g. Pro-Shakespeare / Pro-Shakespearean) then you ...
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Title-Casing "ad hoc"

This is a question about publishing conventions, not the English Language. Title casing isn't a linguistic issue, in the same way that "How to best perm my dog's hair" doesn't come under "Biology". ...
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Are chapter headings and other semantically smaller parts as the title capitalized?

According to CMoS and APA (two popular style guides), some lower-level headings aren't capitalised in headline-style. Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition (headings by level): Centered, ...
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"Why [subject] is [property]" VS. "Why is [subject] [property]" in a title

If you title it Why is X Y? you are asking a question. The audience may expect that you will end up by answering the question, but if you conclude that you cannot, or need not at present, you are not ...
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When using title case, how should hyphenated words be capitalized?

The Chicago Manual of Style's guidelines for hyphenated words in titles: Capitalize the first element of the hyphenated word. Capitalize subsequent elements unless they are articles, ...
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How should Samuel Beckett's French "En attendant Godot" be capitalized in MLA?

The MLA doesn't have rules on French capitalization. Titles in an original language are kept as is. Titles with a translation follow English rules. The main words of plays in English are capitalized,...
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Which words in a title should be capitalized?

StackExchange "Questions" A "title" isn't typically a sentence, nor a question. Because you're merely presenting a question, special rules for capitalization should not apply. Traditionally a title ...
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How should Samuel Beckett's French "En attendant Godot" be capitalized in MLA?

This web page says that for MLA, you should cite French titles using the French capitalization (of which there are two systems). In this case, both systems give the capitalization En attendant Godot. ...
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Is it appropriate to capitalise "a" in the title?

If it's the first word, then of course. Otherwise there are two common styles. With the most common, one wouldn't capitalise it, but the style of capitalising every single word also exists, ...
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Writing a technical manual

Title Case would probably be appropriate for the headings. It is when: The first character in all words capitalised, except for certain subsets defined by rules that are not universally ...
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When using title case, how should hyphenated words be capitalized?

In a title, capitalize both parts of a temporary compound, says Words Into Type, a temporary compound being words that are not normally joined by a hyphen. An example it gives: "Well-Known Authors." ...
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Should contractions like "'til" be capitalized in a title?

There is no contraction "'til." There is the word "until." There is also the word "till." Both of those words as prepositions have a meaning in common. "Till"...
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Capitalisation for emphasis?

I suspect that the person who wrote this software was educated in Germany. The German custom is to capitalise all nouns. That is exactly what has happened in these questions - only the nouns are ...
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Capitalization With Hyphen in Length-Limited Title

Why not A Scientific Breakthrough ??
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CMS: The Curious Case of "Because of"

For reference, here is the complete list of guidelines from The Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.), 8.159: The conventions of headline style are governed mainly by emphasis and grammar. The following ...
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Should I put articles in the headlines of a CV?

I'd suggest no - generally accepted principles for CV's are to have as little 'filler' as possible, so headings, bullet points and list formatting is a typical way to present information in a content ...
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Title-Casing "ad hoc"

To my thinking, this is more a case of making a style choice for Latin locutions than it is determining correct English language usage. I therefore suggest "ad hoc" is best presented in lowercase ...
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