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 is very annoying. Nobody likes seeing all caps. Fortunately, there are some nifty little online tools you can utilize to both change the case and figure out what to capitalize in a title.
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.
- 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).
Capitalize Title Tools
The great thing is you don’t need to remember! I know I sure don’t. I just have these following handy tools bookmarked which do everything I need. Whether you are copying a title with all CAPS from someone else, or you can’t remember what you should capitalize, these tools automate it for you.
1. Headline Capitalization
The first tool is called Headline Capitalization. So for an example, I took the title of this blog, originally “Bloggers –What To Capitalize In A Title?” Notice how I had everything capitalized, because I didn’t know which ones I should change. Well, once you paste it into the Headline Capitalization tool, it automatically formats it in the correct way. And you are left with “Bloggers – What to Capitalize in a Title?” This is the correct way to do it.
I prefer this tool over others as it doesn’t lowercase the “p” in WordPress. 😉
2. Convert Case
The second nifty little tool is called Convert 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:
- Sentence case
- lower case
- UPPER CASE
- Capitalized Case
- aLtErNaTiNg cAsE
- Title Case
- InVeRsE CaSe
Those are just nifty little tools I use a couple times every day. They are bookmarked in my browser so whenever I forget what to capitalize in a title, I just copy and paste and the tool fixes it for me.
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