Title Case Converter – Title Capitalization Tool

Our title case converter will ensure you are using the proper title capitalization rules for your headline.

How to Use Our Title Case Converter

  1. Select the style of capitalization you want by clicking on a tab. If you have questions, read the rules below.
  2. Type or paste your headline/title into the text box.
  3. Your title will be capitalized automatically!
  4. If you want to, you can copy the title easily by pressing “Enter” on your keyboard or click the Copy button.
  5. Enter your next title 😃

What to Capitalize in a Title

There are four main title capitalization styles: Chicago style, APA style, MLA style, and AP style. The rules for title capitalization differ for each of these styles. You can find more about each style below.

APA Style Title Capitalization Rules

APA headings are mostly used in scholarly and academic articles, but are also commonly used in newspapers and other editorials. APA capitalization rules are as follows:

  1. The first word in a sentence is capitalized.
  2. Capitalize all nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns including the second part of hyphenated versions (e.g., Self-Report not Self-report).
  3. Capitalize words with four or more letters.

Chicago Manual of Style Title Capitalization Rules

Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS) is the headline capitalization method most used in journalism. CMoS capitalization rules are fairly simple:

  1. Capitalize the first and the last word of a sentence.
  2. Capitalize nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions since these are major words.
  3. Lowercase coordinating conjunctions, articles (a, an, the), and prepositions.
  4. Lowercase the ‘to’ in an infinitive clause (I want to run a marathon).

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AP Style Title Capitalization Rules

AP style capitalization is mainly used by writers for the Associated Press but is also used widely throughout journalism. The capitalization rules are as follow:

  1. Capitalize the first and the last word of a sentence.
  2. Capitalize words with three letters or more.
  3. Capitalize nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions.
  4. Lowercase coordinating conjunctions, articles (a, an, the), and prepositions.
  5. Lowercase the ‘to’ in an infinitive clause (I want to run a marathon).

MLA Style Title Capitalization Rules

MLA is another title capitalization style common in academic writing. The rules are as follows:

  1. Capitalize the first word of the sentence.
  2. Capitalize all major words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns) in the title/heading, including the second part of hyphenated major words (e.g., Self-Report not Self-report)
  3. Capitalize all words of four letters or more.

NY Times Style Capitalization Rules

NY Times style capitalization is mainly used by writers for the NY Times but is also used widely throughout journalism. The capitalization rules are as follow:

  1. Capitalize major words, e.g. nouns, pronouns, verbs.
  2. Capitalize the first and the last word.
  3. Capitalize nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions.
  4. Lowercase articles (a, an, the), coordinating conjunctions, and prepositions.

Wikipedia Style Capitalization Rules

Wikipedia editors need to follow certain style guides when creating content for the online encyclopedia. The standard capitalization rules Wikipedia uses are as follows:

  1. Capitalize all important words including nouns, pronouns, verbs.
  2. Capitalize the first and the last word of a sentence.
  3. Capitalize nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions.
  4. Lowercase indefinite and definite articles (a, an, the), coordinating conjunctions, and prepositions.
  5. Prepositions that contain five letters or more.
  6. The word ‘to’ in infinitives.