Quick Answer: Should Author Be Capitalized?

As discussed in our post about the capitalization of specific words, author names are capitalized in APA Style because they are proper nouns.

Thus, a more specific guideline is that when writing author names, your first goal should be to write the name as the author him- or herself has presented it in scholarly work.

Do you capitalize by?

As you have probably noticed “short” words, those with less than five letters, are generally lowercase in titles, unless they are the first or last words in a title. Generally, we do not capitalize: Articles: a, an, the. Coordinating Conjunctions: and, but, or, for, nor, etc.

Does cancer have a capital letter?

Never Ever Capitalize “cancer” Ever since reading the book, I have always had the most difficult time writing the word, “cancer.” In his book, Carson said we should never, ever capitalize the word because it was not worthy and did not deserve the honor of being capitalized. He was 100% right.

Are store names capitalized?

Yes, the specific name of a person, place, or thing is capitalized (these are proper nouns), so names of stores would definitely be capitalized. Proper nouns are bold; common nouns are italicized, and they are not capitalized unless they are the first word in a sentence or part of a book title.