Date of publication: 2017-09-01 14:02
When you find yourself in a situation where italicizing your font is simply not an option, surround the words you want underlined with underline dashes (Shift + the dash key). For example, I am reworking my father 8767 s book _Dan, A Man Without Youth_ while concurrently working on my own book, tentatively titled _Online Tools for Writers_.
I would never use Comic Sans in a professional document that was targeted at adults but I have to laugh a little every time I see something along the lines of 8775 Down with Comic Sans! 8776 because it 8767 s my go-to font when I have to print stuff for my very students! (Comic Sans has a very friendly lowercase 8775 a 8776 that looks more like how most people I know write the letter by hand.)
Don 8767 t toss the towel in yet on this whole punctuating titles business I 8767 ve come up with a different way to remember whether or not to italicize or put a title in quotation marks.
A few years ago, I helped put together a grant application that had to be submitted in the form of a snail-mailed CD. The funding agency were super proud that they were finally going paper-free
And yes I 8767 m a crazy feminist spinster cat-lady. But I 8767 m a feminist spinster cat-lady with authority. And it 8767 s Ms. [sam 8767 s last name].
I work with students and every time one of them addresses me as 8775 Mrs. Very Anonymous 8776 I wonder if I should include a gentle statement about Ms. being the standard/professional form of address if you don 8767 t know a woman 8767 s marital status. (I never do I just think about it). There 8767 s enough wacky gender stuff that goes on with my particular role without bringing this kind of automatic assumption into it.
As for the 8766 yours sincerely 8767 I agree. The use of sincerely vs faithfully was drilled into me in school and part of me cringes if I see sincerely used when the letter did not address someone by name. On the other hand, faithfully does sound a bit dated.
It 8767 s possible that he doesn 8767 t know the difference I definitely didn 8767 t realize until I was in college that the different title had different meanings attached to them.
I imagine these places as offices with windows xp, with a scanner separate from the copier, with one of those old ac controls with the Mercury bubble, with a fax machine with that roll of fax paper that goes inside of it, and a help wanted sign in the window.
Oh, totally understood what you were saying! Was just throwing the cursive thing out there as an additional weirdness (like what Joey talks about below).
The only thing I roll my eyes at is when I receive a cover letter that uses a standard font throughout, but then uses a cursive font for the signature, as if you are fooling me into thinking that 8767 s your real signature. Either upload a photo of your signature, or sign your name in the same font with which you 8767 ve typed the rest of your letter.
The only non cringe-inducing signoff to a cover letter would be 8766 yours sincerely 8767 if addressed to a named individual or 8766 yours faithfully 8767 if addressed to a dear sir or madam, formal business letters are almost always justified on both sides*, and the local hiring laws mean cover letters or post-interview thank you letters are pretty much unheard of. These cultural differences are for some reason more surprising to me than the big legal differences between our countries.