In APA style, we generally use the word for numbers less than 10 and the numeral for numbers equal or greater than 10. However, I am editing a sentence that has predominantly single-digit numbers and one double-digit number. For the sake of consistency, should I switch to all numerals, all words, or keep the numbers mixed?
This school has one principal, four assistant principals, three behavioral intervention specialists, three school counselors, two school social workers, one ESE specialist, 32 full-time educators, and four security guards.
My knee-jerk reaction is to write out "thirty-two" for consistency's sake, but I can't find what the APA manual of style has to say about this particular situation. This is an edit job for an Ed.D. dissertation.