Articles from 2014

30 articles

May 14, 2014 ACES News

ACES partners with Editors' Association of Canada to enhance training opportunities

ACES allied with the Editor's Association of Canada, allowing ACES's more than 1,000 members and EAC's 1,500 members to share some benefits.

May 10, 2014 Resources

ICYMI: Three lists about copy editing that are worth reading

A roundup of three blogs about copy editing by bloggers Teresa Schmedding, Mignon Fogarty, and John McIntrye.

May 4, 2014 Resources

So, you think you can copy edit?

Amy Einsohn, author of "The Copyeditor's Handbook," revealed what it takes to be a copy editor in her 2011 article.

April 30, 2014 Resources

How fast can you edit? Consensus is about six pages an hour

Multiple sources determine the average rate of copy editing ranges from four to eight pages/hour with approximately a six page/hour average.

April 28, 2014 Conferences

Silverman: Copy editors can cut through the fog of falsehood

The digital era has given rise to a new challenge for journalism-- navigating through heaps of potentially false information.

April 27, 2014 Resources

AP state name switch is a good time to address clarity issues

AP changed from abbreviating most state names in favor of spelling them out in the name of clarity.

April 22, 2014 Resources

Slips and errata: A few famous typos for World Book and Copyright Day

ACES compiled a list of some of the most famous typos published. From the Bible to Kurt Vonnegut, these slips prove that no proof-reader is perfect.

March 26, 2014 Contests and Awards

Past scholarship winner spells with complete insouciance to the difficulty of the task

Spellers or audience members could pay $1 to get the next letter of a word a speller was stuck on at the ACES Education Fund Spelling Bee.

March 26, 2014 Conferences

Conference attendees have fun while raising scholarship dollars

ACES's silent auction raised nearly $3,500 for the ACES Education Fund-- a fund that provides five scholarships a year.

March 24, 2014 Conferences

Updates to AP Stylebook include 'over,' hyphenation of Wal-Mart

Among other surprising changes, AP Stylebook editors announced that "over" is all right to use to indicate greater numerical value and Wal-Mart's hyphenation.