A hub of mine was just edited by HubPro to make two of its subtitles incorrectly capitalized. The anonymous editor made the common error of using lowercase letters on pronouns and verbs that are short. All nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions should be capitalized in titles even if they are shorter than four letters long.
The editor removed the correct capitalization from two instances of 'it' and one instance of 'do' in two subtitles. No other grammar errors were introduced to the hub by the editor.
This is the area where staff certainly did a better job than I had done. I was once told by someone that I was using too many capitals in my subtitles and I changed them to reflect what I was told to do but as it turns out the information I received by incorrect.
It would be so nice to have this area automated by HubPages software.
I do know that it sometimes happens as you are writing a hub but it would be nice to be able to manually put a function like this into place as and when you need a check.
It depends which guide you cleave to. Outside the US, far fewer capitals are used.
HP have an inhouse style (Chicago, Harvard?) and even though I find it over the top, it's worth sticking to. I suppose. For the sake of consistency.
They should reference it in the Hub tool.
That's nice that it's an improvement for you, but it really doesn't help anything for them to add in errors when they edit.
Here's a free title case checker for if you have difficulty capitalizing titles to style. HubPages emails state they are using APA style guides so you can click that button on the title capitalization tool.
I guess maybe I'm overly sensitive to it when the editors add errors to our hubs because I've worked with professional editors before and they only ever fixed errors rather than adding them.
by Bik Bar3 years ago
Hi, English is not my mother tongue. So, I am not so proficient in English like you natives. Can you please help me to explain why this hub is not featured http://birthdaywish.hubpages.com/hub/80 …...
by DrMark19612 weeks ago
In looking over my edited hubs, I find many inconsistencies. Some hubs will be changed so that all large photos are seen (for mobile viewers?), others will be changed into thumbnails, others not changed at all. Some...
by Anne19 months ago
So for the last couple of weeks I have actually been studying at University.I now log into my hubpages account and some editor has made all these changes. It reads so stupid.I am furious that someone has touched and...
by Catherine Giordano2 years ago
Now that HP has professional editors, I think it would be a good idea to have the editors review the HOTD before it is featured. The HOTD is a showcase not only for the hubber, but for all of HubPages. A person...
by Escobana3 years ago
In the last Hubpages Weekly I noticed the title: Is paranormal mere hocus-pocus? next to other titles without capitals in This week's Rising Stars.For a Hub of the Day and any other Hubtitle I was told to use capitals...
by Healing Herbalist3 years ago
It bothers me to see hubs with improper titles. By this, I mean a title such as " How to run a campaign", or "How to paint a table".Does anyone else see the problem here? Yes, you guessed it. The...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.