Join us for the #ACESchat on Twitter!

Wanna chat about editing? ACES brings the editing community together each month on Twitter to chat about editing, exchange tips, and share a little editorial fellowship.

When are the chats?

4 p.m. Eastern on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Upcoming Chats:

June 3

Guests: Lisa McLendon

Topic: Grammar Arcana

Description: Were you able to join us for #ACES2020Online? If not, then you are in for an engaging session on grammar. Join us for a discussion with Lisa as we dive into grammar.

June 17

Guests: Steve Barry & Bella De Soriano

Topic: Community Listening: Staying Ahead of the Curve on Conscious Language

Description: In today's fast-paced world, conscious language is constantly evolving, as community advocates push us to continually reevaluate the words we use. So how do you stay current with trends in conscious language? At Healthline Media, a leading health information publisher, we've learned that waiting for the latest updates from AP or Chicago isn't enough. We stay ahead of the curve with community listening. During this chat, we will discuss our editorial approach to community listening, share recent examples of community listening in our content, and give you the resources you need to incorporate it into your own editorial process.

Before the Chat

About 5-10 minutes before the scheduled starting time, set up an #ACESchat search in your Twitter feed (whether using the web, Tweetdeck, HootSuite or some other app). Just type #ACESchat into the search field; and remember, it’s not case sensitive.

It’s best to let your other followers know that you’ll be participating in a chat for the next hour and that you might be bombarding them with a lot of tweets on our topic. If they aren’t interested in editing, they can tune you out for the next hour.

You can submit questions in advance to the chat moderator by sending a direct message to @copyeditors.

During the Chat

Introduce yourself to the group and tell how you’re involved in the field of editing.

Feel free to ask the guests questions that are on topic (without going through the moderator) and to comment on anything. Lurking is fine, too.

If responding to a specific question, indicate which one it was by using the question label (Q1, Q2, Q3, etc.).

During the chat, DM @copyeditors or send questions you’d like the moderator to pose to @copyeditors without the #ACESchat hashtag.

The only other rules — be a considerate tweeter (debate is welcome, but play nice) and stay on the topic of editing.

This is a great opportunity to network with editors from all over and to gain new Twitter followers. So speak up.

Chat Archives

We archive each chat using Wakelet, with a tweet sent through @copyeditors and a link posted here. (Archives recently transitioned from Storify to Wakelet and we're updating links. If you find a link error, let us know. You can find the archive at

#ACESchat: Editing Military Manuscripts, May 20, 2020

#ACESchat: Edit Sober: 50 (or so) Quick and Dirty Tips for Editors, May 6, 2020

#ACESchat: A Look at the AP Stylebook, April 15, 2020

#ACESchat: ACES: A resource for all editors, April 1, 2020

#ACESchat: The Invention of the Modern American Dictionary, March 18, 2020

#ACESchat: Beyond Neutrality: How to Promote Gender- Inclusive Language (what to expect at #ACES2020SLC), March 4, 2020

#ACESchat: All Things Magazine EditingFeb. 19, 2020

#ACESchat: When an Editor and Content Manager are the Same Gig, Feb. 5. 2020

#ACESchat: The Unusual (and surprisingly usual) Aspects of Genre Copyediting, Jan. 15, 2020

#ACESchat: Financial Strategies for Freelancers, Dec. 18, 2019

#ACESchat: Editing Translated Content and Why It's Good For You, Dec. 4, 2019

#ACESchat: Integrating New Editing Styles, Nov. 21, 2019

#ACESchat: How Editors Can Use Instagram to Market Themselves, Nov. 6, 2019

#ACESchat: Editing FictionOct. 16, 2019

#ACESchat: How to Navigate Student Newsrooms, Oct. 2, 2019

#ACESchat: Top Things Fiction Editors Should Know, Sept. 18, 2019

#ACESchat: ACES 2020 Salt Lake City Conference Session Proposal Q&A, Sept. 4, 2019

#ACESchat: Developmental Editing of Memoirs, July 17, 2019

#ACESchat: How to Market Your Editing Business, July 3, 2019

#ACESchat: Thinking of Usage Like a Linguist, June 19, 2019

#ACESchat: How to Start Your Freelance Business, June 6, 2019

#ACESchat: Editing Distressing Content, May 15, 2019

#ACESchat: Leadership and Management Q&A, May 1, 2019

#ACESchat: Internal Style Guides: Find Your Direction, April 17, 2019

#ACESchat: Confronting Death in the Written Word, April 3, 2019

#ACESchat: All Things #ACES2019, March 20, 2019

#ACESchat: How Writers and Editors Work Together, March 6, 2019

#ACESchat: Writer's Block and Creative Self-Expression, Feb. 20, 2019

#ACESchat: Editing for a Military Audience, Feb. 6, 2019

#ACESchat: Technical Editing, Jan. 16, 2019

#ACESchat: Plain Language Editing, Jan. 2, 2019 

#ACESchat: The Power of Checklists, Dec. 19, 2018

#ACESchat: All Things Data Editing, Dec. 5, 2018

#ACESchat: What We're Thankful For, Nov. 21, 2018

#ACESchat: Editing for Sensitive Issues, Nov. 7, 2018

#ACESchat: Transitioning from News to Nonprofit, Oct. 17, 2018

#ACESchat: Transitioning from News to Academic Editing, Oct. 3, 2018

#ACESchat: Fact Checking Resources for Editors, Jul. 11, 2018

#ACESchat: Talking About Headline Writing, May 16, 2018

#ACESchat: Financial Strategies for Freelancers, Feb. 21, 2018

#ACESchat: Your Questions About #ACES2018 Answered, Jan. 17, 2018

#ACESchat: Tools for Efficiency, Jan. 3, 2018

#ACESchat: Outsourced Editing, Dec. 6, 2017

#ACESchat: Freelancing for Traditional Publishers, Nov. 15, 2017

#ACESchat: A World Without Whom, Nov. 1, 2017

#ACESchat: Fact Checking in Fiction Editing, Oct. 18, 2017

#ACESchat: Goals Review, Oct. 4, 2017

#ACESchat: Editing for Readability, Sept. 20, 2017

#ACESchat: Chicago Manual of Style Update, Sept. 6, 2017

#ACESchat: Understanding Register, Aug. 9, 2017

#ACESchat: A Proofreading Bible, July 12, 2017

#ACESchat: Pricing Advice for Freelancers, June 14, 2017

#ACESchat: Grammar #911, May 17, 2017

#ACESchat: Overriding the Style Guide, May 3, 2017

#ACESchat: Editing and Accessibility, April 19, 2017

#ACESchat: Freelance Editing Advice, March 15, 2017

#ACESchat: Food Editing, March 8, 2017

#ACESchat: Social Media Branding and TrustMarch 1, 2017

#ACESchat: Editing for the Web, Feb. 15, 2017

#ACESchat: Libel and Editing, Feb. 1, 2017

#ACESchat: What You Need to Know About #ACES2017, Jan. 25, 2017

#ACESchat: Nonfiction Book and Cookbook Editing, Jan. 18, 2017

#ACESchat: Editing Goals for 2017, Jan. 4, 2017

#ACESchat: Gifts, Gaffes and Grammar, Dec. 21, 2016

#ACESchat: Before you Decide to Freelance..., Nov. 16, 2016

#ACESchat: Grammar Shaming, Nov. 2, 2016

#ACESchat: Editing in the Political Season, Oct. 5, 2016

#ACEschat: House Style Guides, Sept. 21, 2016

#ACESchat: Grammar Review, Sept. 7, 2016

#ACESchat: 10 Things That Make Writing Look Sloppy, Aug. 10, 2016

#ACESchat: AP Stylebook on #ACESchat, July 13, 2016

#ACESchat: The Writer-Copy Editor Relationship, June 8, 2016

#ACESchat: A Chat with the Subversive Copy EditorMay 18, 2016

#ACESchat: Copy Editing for the Youth Audience, May 4, 2016

#ACESchat: Online Entertainment Editing, April 20, 2016

#ACESchat: Using Proofing Software, April 6, 2016

#ACESchat: How Do You Spell Fundraising?, March 31, 2016

#ACESchat: Building an Editing Reference Library, Feb. 17, 2016

#ACESchat: Respectful LanguageFeb. 3, 2016

#ACESchat: Tips for Remembering Tricky Language Points, Jan. 6, 2016

#ACESchat: Philosophies of Editing, Dec. 2, 2015

#ACESchat: Math for Copy Editors, Nov. 4, 2015

#ACESchat: Analytics for Copy Editors, Oct. 21, 2015

#ACESchat: Time Tracking for Editors, Oct. 7, 2015

#ACESchat: Grammar & Usage, Sept. 2, 2015

#ACESchat: Looking for the Red Flags in Copy, Aug. 12, 2015

#ACESchat: Sweat This, Not That, May 20, 2015

#ACESchat: Using Checklists in Editing, April 15, 2015

#ACESchat: What Were the Takeaways from #ACES2015, April 1, 2015

#ACESchat: Triage Editing, Feb. 18, 2015

#ACESchat: Inclusive Language, Jan. 21, 2015

#ACESchat: What Makes a Good Editor, Jan. 7, 2015

#ACESchat: Scholarly Editing, Dec. 17, 2014

#ACESchat: Farmers Market and Other Sticky Issues, Dec. 3, 2014

#ACESchat: The Business of Freelancing, Nov. 19, 2014

#ACESchat: An Hour with GrammarGuide, Nov. 5, 2014

#ACESchat: Editing Software, Oct. 1, 2014

#ACESchat: A Little Style Smashing, Sept. 17, 2014

#ACESchat: Open Discussion, Sept. 3, 2014

#ACESchat: Tips for Freelancers, Aug. 20, 2014

#ACESchat: Whom, They and the Oxford Comma, July 9, 2014

#ACESchat: 10 Error-Catching Tips for Editors, Proofers, June 11, 2014

#ACESchat: Grammar Q&A, May 7, 2014

#ACESchat: Is Copy Editing a "Luxury"?, April 16, 2014

#ACESchat: Loaded and Sexist Language, March 12, 2014

#ACESchat: Grammar Chat, Dec. 11, 2013

#ACESchat: Chicago Manual of Style, Nov. 20, 2013

#ACESchat: Style and Grammar Freestyle, Nov. 6, 2013

#ACESchat: Anal-Retentive Does Have a Hyphen, Aug. 20, 2013

#ACESchat: Juggling Multiple Editing Jobs, July 16, 2013

#ACESchat: Grammar Q&A, May 21, 2013

#ACESchat: Good Reads: Some Blogs Editors Should Follow, Feb. 19, 2013

#ACESchat: Editing in a Digital Age, Feb. 19, 2013

#ACESchat: Your Grammar Questions Answered, Feb. 5, 2013

#ACESchat: All About ACES2013 in St. Louis, Jan. 29, 2013

#ACESchat: Freelance Copy Editing, Jan. 15, 2013

#ACESchat: Headline Advice, Dec. 18, 2012

#ACESchat: The Value of Editing, Dec. 4, 2012