For the record, is that Premiere Elements 11 Windows that you are using?
Your result is not uncommon to Premiere Elements (any version). For more specific details, I would need confirmation on version.
But the general idea is create your title in the Titler and then duplicate your original title in the Media area (making sure that it has a different name than the original) and then using those files on the Timeline. That will allow you to edit one title without changing all to the same text at the same time.
Looking forward to your follow up.
As ATR points out, you do not have two separate Titles, but two Instances of one Title, and those Instances ARE linked - change one, change the other. ATR points out the Duplicate, which will create a NEW Title, but based on the first one - similar, but now totally separate. They can be changed individually, and the other will remain untouched.
This article goes into more details on Titles and Instances of Titles: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4976998#4976998
Good luck, and happy editing,
Yes, I'm using Premiere Elements 11 on Windows.
Thanks, everyone, for the responses so far. I was hoping there was an easier way than duplicating in the media area and dragging back onto the timeline, since I've already placed a dozen titles in the project.
Unfortunately, if one wishes to have separate Titles, rather than a dozen Instances, the only course of action IS to Duplicate one of those Titles (think of using that as a "template"), and edit each, as needed.