RE: Colon following a number

Subject: RE: Colon following a number
From: "Heidi Arnold" <harnold103 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: royj -at- alltel -dot- net, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 07:41:01 -0600

Kirk wrote,

Is it OK to follow a number with a colon in a title? Example:
PART 3.2: Lakefront Property

Here are a couple thoughts:

1) I could not find this use of a colon in Chicago Manual of Style 15th ed. Which leads me to agree, maybe dropping the colon in favor of a space as you suggest.

2) Do you have a house style manual you are working from? If your company likes the colon to follow numbers on a part division, it should be in the style manual.

This isn't conclusive. Hope this helps a little.

Best,

heidi

Heidi Arnold, M.A.
Aspen Editing
developmental editing and copyediting
academic monographs, fiction, and nonfiction
fax: 607-330-1793
hwarnold -at- alumni -dot- reed -dot- edu


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References:
Colon following a number: From: Kirk Turner

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