Join the nation's leading editing organization. ACES memberships are on an anniversary cycle, so you will renew on the anniversary of your join date. Your membership cycle is for one year. 

Become an ACES Member today!

Rejoin us! If you've let your membership lapse:

Full membership — $75

Working editors, managers in the industry with an editing background, teachers of editing, and retirees from these categories. These members are entitled to vote in elections and run for society executive positions. $75/year, or pay for multiple years at once and get $5 off each year.

Lifetime membership is available for a one-time payment of $1,000.

Associate membership — $75

Those interested in editing but who have no professional background in the craft. These members cannot vote in society elections. $75/year, or pay for multiple years at once and get $5 off each year.

Student membership — $40

Full- or part-time students enrolled at accredited colleges and universities who are pursuing a course of study leading to an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Persons enrolled only in classes for added professional certification, including courses offered through ACES, are not eligible for student status. $40/year, non-renewing.

Corporate/Group memberships

Three or more applicants submitted at the same time and paid for by the same employer. Also, three or more members employed by the same company who have joined as individuals can change their membership to corporate at the time of membership renewal. Cost is $70 per person for groups of 3-9, $65 per person for groups of 10-19, and $60 per person for groups of 20 or more. 

Read more about corporate memberships.


Current members who want to renew their memberships can do so once renewal notices are emailed to them. They are emailed beginning 30 days before memberships expire. Or you can email to request that a notice be sent to you early.

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