Free Online Title Capitalization Tool

Use this title capitalization tool to generate title case headlines.

Rules for Title Case Headlines

In general, there are four major style guides for writing a title. These are MLA, APA, AP, and Chicago. These styles are not exactly the same, but they do follow some common practices. In general, follow these rules:

  • Capitalize the first word in the title

  • Capitalize the last word in the title

  • Capitalize the important words

Important words include:

  • Adjectives

  • Adverbs

  • Nouns

  • Pronouns

  • Pronouns

  • Subordinating conjunctions

  • Verbs

Words in Headlines That Aren't Capitalized

With those three rules in mind, there are also guidelines for words that should not be capitalized. These include:

  • Articles

  • Coordinating Conjunctions

  • Short Words (less than 5 characters)

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