Overcapitalization

No, this isn't a lecture on putting a nominal value on the capital of a corporation that's higher than actual cost or fair market value. It's a lecture on the judicious use of capitalized (uppercase) letters. Consider these examples, all of which are incorrect:

Perkins has been involved as a Detective and Forensic Expert for various Police Departments.

She is Professor and Chair of the Department of History.

He is President and Manager of Fun Fitness.

She received a Doctorate in Physics from The University of Alabama.

When you strike with Body Unity, you're hitting with your skeleton.

Ask your Mom to drive you to Karate class.

When you overcapitalize, you place undue emphasis and importance on generic terms.

Here are the correct styles:

Perkins has been involved as a detective and forensic expert for various police departments. [Professions are lowercased, and departments are lowercased.]

She is professor and chair of the department of history. [Job titles are always lowercased, and again, names of departments are lowercased, even when referring to departments in institutions.]

He is president and manager of Fun Fitness. [Job titles, even president and manager and director, are always lowercased. Consider this: If president of the United States doesn't get capitalized, why should president and manager of Fun Fitness be any different?]

She received a doctorate in physics from the University of Alabama. [A few issues here: Academic degrees-both the name of the degree and the area of specialization-are lowercased. Don't capitalize the the before university names, and never, ever use a the before Ohio State University. It doesn't matter what that university's letterhead says.]

When you strike with body unity, you're hitting with your skeleton. [The term body unity is not a proper noun, even if the inventor of the term argues that it is.]

Ask your mom to drive you to karate class. [Here, the word mom isn't a name; it's a title, the same as "ask your boss to drive you to karate class." And karate is merely a discipline of martial arts, not a proper noun. You'd capitalize mom if you were using it as a name: Ask Mom to drive you to karate class.]