How to Properly Capitalize Your Titles

Nicholas C. Rossis

One of the trickiest things about freelance copywriting work is confirming to each blog’s or publication’s standards. For example, how to capitalize your titles. I’m sharing here what I’ve learned so far in the hopes that some of you may find it useful. The information here comes from Bruce Spielbauer on Quora.

Before I expand on the subject, here’s an automatic online capitalization tool that capitalizes your titles according to your preferred style: Capitalize My Title. This can be a life savior if you’re ever in capitalization trouble!

Capitalize my title | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Rules of capitalization

The rules for capitalization in titles of articles (and also books, papers, speeches, etc) can vary according to a particular style guide, such as The Associated Press StylebookThe Chicago Manual of Style, and the MLA Handbook. Also, most publications have their own style. For example, this is the Manual of Style and Usage for…

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