The other day our graphic designer, Debbie Esposito, emailed a common question:
Which heading is punctuated correctly?
Heading 1: What Is “Computers for Kids”?
Heading 2: What Is “Computers for Kids?”
To recognize the correct heading, follow this rule:
If the entire sentence (or heading) is a question, the question mark belongs at the end–after the closing quotation mark.
If just the material within quotation marks is a question, the question mark belongs inside the closing quotation mark.
Following the rule, the correct heading is Number 1.