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. 

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ACES membership dues increased on February 1, 2024, the first increase since 2011. Please see the announcement for more information

Become an ACES member

Full membership — $100

Editors working in academia, book publishing, corporations, education, freelance, government, marketing, publications, nonprofits, and retirees from these categories. These members are entitled to vote in elections and run for society executive positions. $100/year.

Associate membership — $100

Those interested in editing but who have no professional background in the craft. These members cannot vote in Society elections. $100/year

Student membership — $50

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. $50/year, non-renewing.

If you are interested in enrolling 50 or more members, or in a lifetime membership, please email 

Lifetime memberships are available. Please email us at

Questions? Contact ACES.

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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. 

If you've let your membership lapse:

Questions? Contact ACES.

Become an ACES member