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I have just started as a tech writer, and I previously considered myself an expert capitalizer. However, I have noticed where I work, previous documents have capitalized words I typically wouldn't capitalize. For example, if the type of a document is a transition strategy (TS), it is capitalized throughout the entire document each time it is used. I would have considered this a common noun. Also, items like standard work order (SWO) or plan of action and milestone (POA&M) are capitalized throughout. I also typically would treat this as a common noun. I thought maybe in the engineering world, these are treated as proper, but find myself second- and third-guessing. I have searched countless style manuals and asked many people, to no avail.
Any thoughts or input?