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Writing Rules: Capitaling First Words Enclosed in Parentheses

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Capitalize the first word in a sentence that is enclosed in parentheses, and that does not appear within another sentence.

Some writers were unsure of the product's worthiness. (Exaggerating seemed necessary.)
Note: Do not capitalize a sentence that is enclosed in parentheses and is located in the middle of another sentence.
Pat and Meg both volunteered to do the copywriting (we were relieved), and they immediately began tossing ideas back and forth.

(From Write for Business, page 206, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 18)