Join us for the #ACESChat on Twitter!

Wanna chat about editing? ACES brings the editing community together each month on Twitter to chat about editing, exchange tips, and share a little editorial fellowship.

When are the chats?

September-May: 4 p.m. Eastern on the first and third Wednesday of the month

June-August: 4 p.m. Eastern on the second Wednesday of the month

Upcoming Chats

Dates: Aug. 8.

Before the Chat

About 5-10 minutes before the scheduled starting time, set up an #ACESchat search in your Twitter feed (whether using the web, Tweetdeck, HootSuite or some other app). Just type #ACESchat into the search field; and remember, it’s not case sensitive.

It’s best to let your other followers know that you’ll be participating in a chat for the next hour and that you might be bombarding them with a lot of tweets on our topic. If they aren’t interested in editing, they can tune you out for the next hour.

You can submit questions in advance to the chat moderator by sending a direct message to @copyeditors.

During the Chat

Introduce yourself to the group and tell how you’re involved in the field of editing.

Feel free to ask the guests questions that are on topic (without going through the moderator) and to comment on anything. Lurking is fine, too.

If responding to a specific question, indicate which one it was by using the question label (Q1, Q2, Q3, etc.).

During the chat, DM @copyeditors  or send questions you’d like the moderator to pose to @copyeditors without the #ACESchat hashtag.

The only other rules — be a considerate tweeter (debate is welcome, but play nice) and stay on the topic of editing.

This is a great opportunity to network with editors from all over and to gain new Twitter followers. So speak up.

Chat Archives

We archive each chat using Storify, with a tweet sent through @copyeditors and a link posted here.

#ACESchat: Fact checking resources for editors

#ACESchat: Talking about headline writing

#ACESchat: Your questions about #ACES2018 answered

#ACESchat: Tools for efficiency

#ACESchat: Freelancing for traditional publishers

#ACESchat: A World Without Whom

#ACESchat: Fact checking in fiction editing

#ACESchat: Goals review

#ACESchat: Editing for readability

#ACESchat: Chicago Manual of Style update

#ACESchat: Understanding register

#ACESchat: A proofreading bible

#ACESchat: You ask, we (try to) answer your grammar questions

#ACESchat: Overriding the style guide

#ACESchat: Editing and accessibility

#ACESchat: Freelance editing advice

#ACESchat: Social media branding and trust

#ACESchat: Food editing

#ACESchat: Editing for the web

#ACESchat: Libel and Editing

#ACESchat: Nonfiction book and cookbook editing

#ACESchat: Grammar shaming

#ACESchat: Before you decide to freelance ...

#ACESchat: Using proofing software

#ACESchat: Scholarly editing

#ACESchat: The Value of Editing

ACESchat: A chat with the Subversive Copy Editor

ACESchat: Respectful language