One of my biggest pet peeves is reaching out to another blogger, copying the header from their post that I am referring to, and it being in all CAPS. It’s very annoying as nobody likes seeing all caps. Another common issue is trying to remember whether or not a word like “with” should be capitalized in a title.
A lot of us copy/paste things all day long (from headlines to sources) from different places and tools. I’ve used various tools over the years to help speed up my writing workflow. However, none of them were perfect. Therefore, my brother and I created our own convert case tool.
It’s a simple and smart-learning capitalize and convert case tool to speed up a blogger’s workflow. No more retyping headlines.
What to capitalize in a title?
Sometimes it is confusing and hard to remember all the grammar rules. Here is a basic idea of what you should be doing.
Title case rules
Title case is probably the most used format on the internet. Here are some of the standard rules to follow:
- Capitalize the first and the last word.
- Capitalize nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions.
- Lowercase articles (a, an, the), coordinating conjunctions, and prepositions.
- Lowercase the “to” in an infinitive (I want to play piano).
Sentence case rules
You might also prefer writing in sentence case as we do on this blog. In this case, here are some of the standard rules to follow:
- Capitalize the first word of the title or heading.
- Capitalize the first word of a subtitle.
- Capitalize the first word after an em dash, colon, or end of a punctuation in a heading.
- Capitalize proper nouns. This includes things like brand names, the names of places, etc.
Capitalizing and converting case
The great thing is you don’t need to remember! I know I sure don’t. I just have our convert case tool bookmarked now that does everything I need. Whether you are copying a title with all CAPS from someone else, or you can’t remember what you should capitalize, this tool automates it for you.
Automatic headline capitalization
This first is headline capitalization.
For example, I took the title of this blog, originally “What To Capitalize In A Title? (Bloggers, Writers).” Notice how I had everything capitalized, because I didn’t know which ones I should change. Once you paste it into the convert case tool, it automatically formats it in the correct way. And you are left with “What to Capitalize in a Title? (Bloggers, Writers).”
Another great thing about building our own tool is that we have added rules and filters. Such as it doesn’t lowercase the “p” in WordPress. 😉
Automatically convert case
The second is converting case. You can easily copy that all CAPS title and then have a ton of quick options to convert it to any case that you want. Such as:
- Title Case
- Sentence case
- UPPER CASE
- lower case
- First Letter
For example, I took “HELLO, WHY DID YOU USE ALL CAPS?” and pasted it into our convert case tool. After I click on “Sentence case” it automatically converts it to sentence case.
The above are just a few ways that our convert case tool helps to speed up my daily writing workflow. I just have it bookmarked in my browser, so whenever I forget what to capitalize in a title or I need to convert a case, I just copy and paste and the tool fixes it for me.
Give it a try and let us know what you think of it!