Articles from 2015

41 articles

May 23, 2015 ACES News

Zinsser's lessons and legacy will continue to be shared

William Zinsser died at age 92, leaving behind a lasting impact on writers through his lessons and book, "On Writing Well."

May 11, 2015 Resources

The value of a light touch and other lessons from the Comma Queen

New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris's book, "Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen." elaborates on the comma's potential uses and misuses.

April 25, 2015 Resources

20 nagging errors made by the experienced and inexperienced alike

Bill Walsh of the Washington Post offered copy editors 20 frequent mistakes that copy editors of any experience level make.

April 22, 2015 Resources

Fairness, accuracy of language key when covering Jenner interview

The National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association offered coverage tips for Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer.

March 30, 2015 Conferences

Cutting through cop talk

Todd Kistler addressed the vague, awkward language known as cop talk that reporters and copy editors must often navigate.

March 30, 2015 Resources

9 tips for editing the German airline crash

Melissa McCoy offers a solution for conveying news without sensationalizing and while maintaining fairness when mental illness is involved.

March 29, 2015 Conferences

Optimizing for search or social: Is there a trade off?

Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Optimization do function differently, but content formatting doesn't necessarily have to change.

March 29, 2015 Conferences

My time at Comma-Con: A student perspective on ACES 2015

Student volunteer Katie Antonsson describes her ACES conference experience in Pittsburgh.

March 29, 2015 Conferences

Getting it right on mental health begins with facts and language

Melissa McCoy urged ACES national conference attendees to look at the kind of language the media associates with mental health issues.

March 27, 2015 Conferences

A bulletproof workflow for data-driven stories

Mark J. Rochester taught ACES national conference attendees how to thoroughly craft a solid, data-driven story.