standard title case when formatting titles and subtitles

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  1. Misbah786 profile image87
    Misbah786posted 13 months ago

    Hello Beautiful Souls,

    Can anyone please help me with the titles and subtitles formatting. I am confused how to do it.

    Here's the article link: https://discover.hubpages.com/education … ition-show

    The editors want me to work on titles and subtitles formatting. They said: "Title/Subtitle Capitalization And Sizing:
    The title and subtitles of your article help your reader navigate your article and get an idea of whether they trust or distrust your content. Proper capitalization goes a long way towards making your article reader-friendly. We require the use of standard title case when formatting titles and subtitles."
    Please if anyone can guide me how can I resolve this issue. Thanks you!

    1. bravewarrior profile image90
      bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Misbah, I would shorten some of your subtitles. For instance:

      The Origin of Superstitions
      Superstition Versus Folk Wisdom

      Some of the other subtitles are not only long, but don't answer questions normally asked. For instance, "More Strong They Believe in Superstitions The More Insecure They Feel". I don't think that's a universal assumption; it's more your opinion. Same with, "Does Superstitious People Hold High Positions?" Again, that's not a universal question. Perhaps introduce an area called "Interesting Observations of Superstitious People" and combine some of your paragraphs to fall under that scope.

      Also, some of your verb tenses and adverbs need some work. (Does superstitious people... should read Do superstitious people...)

      I haven't read your article in depth, but these are some of my observations based on a cursory glance.

      1. Misbah786 profile image87
        Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Dear Shauna, you are correct. Some more work is required on the subtitles.  Some of them are excessively long, and as you mentioned, some of the paragraphs should be combined. Thank you so much for helping. I am grateful.
        Blessings always!!

    2. Carola Finch profile image96
      Carola Finchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      HubPages has its own preferred style is what I gather from past feedback.  They want the headings to be in the upper line of the capsule and content with subtitles following in the main part of the capsule.  Subheadings should be in the "Heading 3"  setting.  There is a dropdown menu on the toolbar that starts with "paragraph."  Just highlight your title content and click on it to scroll down to "Heading 3." 

      All titles should be capitalized except for articles such as "a" and "and" that do not need to be capitalized.  If you are using Word to create your articles, it will highlight unnecessarily capitalized words.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        The H3 setting is only needed when you have a descending hierarchy of subtitles. Each text capsule has a title field that automatically makes the titles H2, as they should be.

  2. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 13 months ago

    Hi Misbah,
    APA title case is the general standard used.
    I sent you a more detailed email in regard to this.

    1. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your kindness, John. I am going to check it now. Much Gratitude!
      Blessings always!!

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image70
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hey Jodah, I agree APA format is the general standard. It's the most used on Hubpages.                                        But that you sent an email of detail workability of the issue to Misbah amount to depriving others of useful information, that are badly need in the forum.

      1. Misbah786 profile image87
        Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Miebakagh, I really don't appreciate you saying that. You don't really need to comment on everything you don't know about.  I hope you will understand that one day. BTW I and John are also good friends outside of HP, so please don't interrupt us without a good reason.  smile By the way What do you mean by detailed workability?

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Your friendship is well noted.                                     But that is outside the forum as long as it did not relate to any matter here. Or it's very discrete without a direct hint.                                                     I also has a friend here like you, who  I email and he also email me on matters about hubpages. No one will know what we talk. It's not about the forum discussions. It's life outside the forum.

          1. Misbah786 profile image87
            Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Please Miebakagh I don't want to get rude or harsh towards you. But try and understand that it's really not necessary to jump in everywhere. John is a very respectable member of this  community and a very nice and good friend of mine. You should always think not twice but thrice before you speak. smile I promise it would be very beneficial smile

            1. bravewarrior profile image90
              bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

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      2. Jodah profile image90
        Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Miebakagh,
        I just emailed the information to be found in the Learning Centre, so no one will be deprived if they check it out there. Cheers.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Jodah, in that case it is not an issue. Thanks for being forthcoming.

  3. Brenda Arledge profile image79
    Brenda Arledgeposted 13 months ago

    Sorry Misbah..I don't know anything about this one.
    If my article asks if they can change the capitalization, I usually let them.

    1. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      You are so sweet, Bredz.
      Blessings to you! smile

  4. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 13 months ago
    1. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks a lot for sharing this, dear Bev. Yes, I have used that tool. I remember you've shared it with me before as well.
      The problem, I believe, was that some of the subtitles were lengthy sentences. That is something I'm currently working on. smile
      Blessings always!! smile

      1. MizBejabbers profile image87
        MizBejabbersposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I've been called down for "lengthy sentences" as subtitles, too. The only problem I find with their APA-style titles and subtitles is that when an HP editor writes them, they are not always consistently APA. I have experience with strict APA style going back to 2007 when I edited an 890-page dissertation for a doctoral candidate. When I saw the ones the editor corrected, I was appalled because they were not consistent, and I didn't want to get cited again for their mistakes. I did go back and rework some of them, because if APA style is what they want, strict APA style is what they will get from me. John is a sweetheart of a guy, and I'm glad he helped you. Good luck, dear.

        1. Misbah786 profile image87
          Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Ms Doris, thank you so much for sharing your experience. Highly appreciated. Without a doubt, John is a wonderful and generous friend, as well as a respected member of our beautiful HP community. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. smile
          Blessings always!

  5. Carola Finch profile image96
    Carola Finchposted 13 months ago

    You are right.  I have had feedback that if I am starting a hierarchy of subtitles, The title capsule should not be on its own.  It should be in the same capsule as the subtitle and accompanying text.  I use H3 on the capsules that follow rather than using the Title line.  I think it is easier to read that way.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image97
      Glenn Stokposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yep. That’s what I meant when you have subtitles that logically fall under a higher subtitle.  smile

    2. Misbah786 profile image87
      Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks a lot, Carola Finch
      I understand what you're saying. What I was doing was using only subtitles on the capsule's title line. I can try your way it sounds easy to use.
      By the way, I've read many of your articles and have always enjoyed them. Unfortunately, they don't always appear in my feed smile
      Thank you very much for your assistance.
      Blessings!!

      1. Carola Finch profile image96
        Carola Finchposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks!  All the best.

        1. Misbah786 profile image87
          Misbah786posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          God bless you! smile

 
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