Articles from 2018

71 articles

March 19, 2018 Resources

What's the point of spelling?

I don’t mean “Why spell at all?” I mean “What purpose does spelling serve?” There are two main lines of thought.

March 12, 2018 Resources

What to know before you send your copy for translation

The sign of a great translation is that it doesn't appear to be one, i.e., it reads as though it were originally written in the reader's primary language.

March 4, 2018 ACES News

Grammatical structure falls apart to produce winning limerick

A former National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku Contest winner shows he's just as comfortable with a new form

February 28, 2018 ACES News

For Grammar Day 2018, expand your syllable consciousness with a limerick

Annual March 4 (that's 'march fourth') contest takes on a new poetic form thanks to 280 characters

February 27, 2018 ACES News

Five women win scholarships in editing

Finalists earn cash award and get opportunity to attend ACES 2018 national conference in Chicago.

February 12, 2018 Resources

The importance of checking facts when editing fiction

Christine Ma, copy editor and proofreader specializing in children's and young adult books, offers advice on the kinds of facts you need to check in fiction.

February 7, 2018 ACES News

Indiana University student wins first Walsh Scholarship

The award honors long-time ACES member and Washington Post copy editor Bill Walsh

February 7, 2018 ACES News

Meet the 2018 ACES board candidates

Meet the 12 people running for six positions in the 2018 ACES Board of Directors election.

January 22, 2018 Resources

Language evolution affects more than just grammar

Language has the ability to shape social construct; there’s been evidence that the words we choose to use may influence our perception of reality.

January 10, 2018 ACES News

ACES launches new training programs

Kick off 2018 by checking out the new and expanded lineup of training opportunities.