Articles from 2015

41 articles

December 1, 2015 Resources

Death be not loud (or the new language of exaggeration)

Hyperbole has stretched language so that phrases like "I'm dying," have become commonplace and used in social media and hashtags.

October 29, 2015 Resources

Wondering what to do Sunday at 2 a.m.? Go lower case, singular and unhyphenated

A quick style guide for common editing and writing blunders involving daylight saving time.

October 15, 2015 Resources

What starts with A and ends with ZZZ? A day to celebrate dictionaries

A brief history of dictionaries in honor of National Dictionary Day.

October 11, 2015

The hunt for cromulent words in the online wild

Lexicographer Erin McKean wanted to round up memorable neologisms on Wordnik, a not-for-profit online dictionary she co-founded in 2009.

September 15, 2015 Resources

AP's stylebook: On your desk, on your phone and now on your e-reader

ACES member Matthew Crowley wrote about the AP Stylebook's journey from print to digital on

August 5, 2015 Resources

Ten tips for keeping your focus while editing

#ACESchat guests offered tips for staying focused while distractions threaten to win your attention.

June 14, 2015 ACES News

In memoriam: John Carroll, one of the great newspaper editors

John Carroll, who died June 14, personified the great years of American newspapers and was a longtime backer of ACES.

June 9, 2015 Contests and Awards

ACES Education Fund President Merrill Perlman to receive Missouri Honor Medal

Merrill Perlman was among seven individuals and two media organizations receiving the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism for 2015.

June 8, 2015 ACES News

ACES launching revamped mentoring program

Current ACES members are now eligible to participate in its mentoring program, coordinated by Rich Holden.

June 1, 2015 Resources

Resources for editing stories on transgender individuals

Editing resources from the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association in response to the Caitlyn Jenner story.