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I am trying to write a Resume Cover Letter, but have a small question. I am
never sure if I should spell out a number or just go ahead and type in the
numerical amount. (EX: 27 years experience OR Twenty Seven years
experience... eg: "As a Secretary, I have more than [27 or Twenty Seven??]
years of experience). Can anyone help me? I would hate to put this
information in the Cover Letter incorrectly as this will be the first
impression this company will get of me and IF I do this wrfong, it sort of
kills the job right off the bat, huh? Ok, somebody help!!!!!

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On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 22:05:27 -0800, AnitaN
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I am trying to write a Resume Cover Letter, but have a small question. I am
never sure if I should spell out a number or just go ahead and type in the
numerical amount. (EX: 27 years experience OR Twenty Seven years
experience... eg: "As a Secretary, I have more than [27 or Twenty Seven??]
years of experience). Can anyone help me? I would hate to put this
information in the Cover Letter incorrectly as this will be the first
impression this company will get of me and IF I do this wrfong, it sort of
kills the job right off the bat, huh? Ok, somebody help!!!!!


There's no hard rule, but when I worked for a publisher the house rule
was to spell out numbers of ten or less, and to use digits for
everything greater.

I don't have a style manual handy, such as the Chicago Manual of
Style, but that's where you should look for a more authoritative
source.

Good luck with your job hunt!

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To add to what Jay said:

27 years of experience
but
27 years' experience

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On Sun, 29 Jan 2006 22:05:27 -0800, AnitaN
wrote:

I am trying to write a Resume Cover Letter, but have a small question. I

am
never sure if I should spell out a number or just go ahead and type in

the
numerical amount. (EX: 27 years experience OR Twenty Seven years
experience... eg: "As a Secretary, I have more than [27 or Twenty

Seven??]
years of experience). Can anyone help me? I would hate to put this
information in the Cover Letter incorrectly as this will be the first
impression this company will get of me and IF I do this wrfong, it sort

of
kills the job right off the bat, huh? Ok, somebody help!!!!!


There's no hard rule, but when I worked for a publisher the house rule
was to spell out numbers of ten or less, and to use digits for
everything greater.

I don't have a style manual handy, such as the Chicago Manual of
Style, but that's where you should look for a more authoritative
source.

Good luck with your job hunt!

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
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newsgroup so all may benefit.


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