Here is a complete list of ACES member benefits. 

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ACES Editors For Hire Directory and Job Board

ACES members looking for editing work are invited to add their names to the ACES Editors For Hire directory. View the list of editors available for hire and complete the form to join it.

Everyone is welcome to use the ACES Job Board, which connects those in need of publishing services with experienced communication professionals.

ACES offerings: webcasts, Tracking Changes, and in-person and online workshops
Member rates for ACES conferences and others
Style Guide: AP Stylebook, Merriam-Webster, and AP Lingofy

The Associated Press offers ACES members 12 months for the price of 10 on individual subscriptions to the AP Stylebook Online, AP Stylebook and Merriam-Webster or AP Lingofy.

That comes to a 20% discount exclusively for ACES members.

AP Lingofy is a web browser plug-in software powered by Tansa Systems’s advanced proofing engine, providing automated style-checking directly in Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome. AP Lingofy proofs the content you create in web browsers, helping find errors in spelling, usage, and AP style.

AP updates its style throughout the year and subscribers can receive stylebook updates and check the new entries and recent changes section online. They can also create their own custom listings, add their own notes on AP's entries, Ask the Editor, and more.

Style Guide: Chicago Manual of Style

ACES members receive a 20% discount on the print and online versions of The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition. The online subscriptions will give you access to both the 16th and 17th editions.

Subscribers-only features:

  • Ability to add notes, bookmarks, and style sheets.
  • Access to the Users Forum to get questions answered and connect with other users.
Style Guide: American Psychological Association

ACES members receive a 25% discount on the following APA products:

PerfectIt & PerfectIt Cloud, and WordRake
  • PerfectIt and PerfectIt Cloud
    PerfectIt, from Intelligent Editing, is designed for professionals to help editors deliver error-free documents by improving consistency, ensuring quality, saving time, and helping enforce style guides. PerfectIt lets editors control every change, giving the assurance that documents are the best they can be. A 14-day free trial is available from ACES members receive a 30% discount on a single license of PerfectIt.
  • WordRake
    WorkRake provides editing suggestions for clarity and brevity, and instantly edits documents in Microsoft Word and Outlook with the easy-to-install add-in. Members receive a 10% discount on WordRake.
Editing certificates and training
  • Hilary Cadman’s online training for editors
    ACES is pleased to offer members a 25% discount. Currently, Hilary offers courses in PerfectIt and EndNote. The courses are self-paced and combine videos, exercises, and quizzes, making it easy to track your progress. And lifetime access means you can return to the courses whenever you need to. There are also recorded webinars on topics such as PhraseExpress and Editor’s Toolkit Plus.
Babbel Language Learning

Babbel offers courses for learning 14 languages (Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Indonesian, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Russian) with seven display languages (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish). Babbel makes it easy for self-directed learners to expand their horizons — either from home or on the go with a smartphone or tablet.

Members receive the first three months free with a paid subscription on Babbel.

Nate Hoffelder Web Services

Nate Hoffelder has been helping people fix broken tech since 2010. He designs and repairs Wordpress sites, and acts as a virtual IT department for authors and creatives. The websites he builds look great, run smoothly, and turn visitors into clients. Hire Nate to build your website and he will include one year of free software updates, daily backups, and security checks for your new website.

This benefit is offered by Nate Hoffelder for ACES members only.

Paymo Monthly Discount

Paymo is a fully featured platform that allows your team to take control of their work, time, and finances. Keep your team aligned and engaged. Manage tasks, create team schedules, track work time, and bill your clients from the same platform.

ACES members new to using Paymo receive a 25% discount off of a monthly plan.

Volunteer opportunities

ACES members are encouraged to get involved with the organization by volunteering. Opportunities include sitting on committees, helping at conferences, and serving as a Headline Contest judge.

They are also invited to submit their name to be featured on the Meet a Member page.

Members are also invited to run for and serve on the ACES Board of Directors, which made up entirely of volunteers.

Vote in the annual Board elections

ACES members are strongly urged to vote in the annual ACES Board of Directors election. Watch for your ballot in early January. Have your voice be heard.

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