brian d foy

Style Guide

My name is frequently mangled, so I set down some rules to make everything easy.
  • Each letter in brian d foy must be of the same case. I prefer lowercase. Any capitalization is incorrect unless each letter is capitalized. Title case is incorrect.
  • d does not stand for anything. It is not an initial. Do not use any punctuation.
  • Sentences should not start with brian d foy if you normally capitalize the first word of a sentence. Recast the sentence so that it begins with a capital letter. There has been some confusion about this, apparently. I merely make a suggestion based on most reasonable style guides that prefer not to break the sentence-style capitalization in these cases. Recasting the sentence avoids the problem.
  • There are two atoms in brian d foy: brian, which may be used alone, and d foy, which must be used in conjunction with brian. Any form of brian foy is incorrect.
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People I am not

  • Brian D. Foy, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University