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Articles from 2019

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March 21, 2019

Tips for your first ACES conference

By following a few conference survival basics, you’ll be better prepared and more likely to have an entirely positive ACES experience.


March 20, 2019

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about copyediting in less than 300 words (or fewer than 300 words, if you’re that sort of person)

Benjamin Dreyer shares top tips from his book "Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style"


March 19, 2019

Creativity as a copy editing core competency

The concept of creativity is easily overlooked. It’s often overshadowed by terms such as clarity, concision, and readability...


March 11, 2019 ACES News

Which Dictionary?

Here are some key dictionaries, which style guides use them, and differences among them.


March 4, 2019

Singular "they" emerges victorious in ACES' 2019 Grammar Day Tweeted Limerick Contest

ACES' judges for the 2019 National Grammar Day Tweeted Limerick Contest announce the winners.


March 1, 2019

4 Good Reasons to Add Links to an Article

Here’s a quick guide: If you’re not linking for one of these four reasons, you probably don’t need a link.


February 27, 2019

Celebrate National Grammar Day 2019 with a limerick

National Grammar Day is nearly upon us, so it’s time to get ready to enjoy — or participate in! — the ACES National Grammar Day Tweeted Limerick Contest.


February 22, 2019

The Plagiarism Police: Why editors should care about attribution

Editors must define and demystify this sticky concept so attribution can be harnessed as an integral and powerful tool.


February 18, 2019

Editing DC copy? Here are 6 ways to avoid the beltway blues.

Washington politics has its own language. That’s fine for publications that cater to insiders, but for the rest of us, translation is required.


February 14, 2019

Writer’s Block: The story that all writers everywhere need to stop telling

I’m on a mission to undermine the story of writer’s block, for good.