I'm writing a curriculum vitae and in Special skills section I wrote as the following:
8- Special skills
I have the following skills:
Should I indent "I have the following skills" line to be exactly above the dots or not?
Writing Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for the craft of professional writing, including fiction, non-fiction, technical, scholarly, and commercial writing. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
Keep the style consistent across the whole document, no matter how short the paragraphs. If you indent any paragraph above a list, keep doing so. There are various guidelines if you should indent or not, but none of them are solid rules. Consistency is an ancient rule of style though. So, no rule, but don't make exceptions for short lines.
If you want a recommendation: In recent times, paragraph indent has given way to wider inter-paragraph breaks. OTOH, lists are frequently indented whole - bullets/numbers and list items alike. So, the recommendation would be: don't indent. Keep it flush with all non-list text.