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ACES has a new set of boot camps lined up for 2019 -- some full-day, and some pairings of boot camps that can be taken individually or as two in one day. Register online.


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2019 Boot Camps

Fundamentals in Editing, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Date: February 28, 2019
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Venue: Fairfield Inn & Suites, Midtown Phoenix, 2520 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Trainers: Merrill Perlman, Teresa Schmedding

What we’ll cover: 1.Why editing is important (and how to convince your bosses) 2. Grammar and punctuation basics 3. Commonly confused and misused words 4. Elements of proofreading 5.Clarity: smoothing out dense or garbled prose, streamlining copy 6. Accuracy: checking facts and sources, ensuring charts/graphics are correct, identifying and filling in missing information 7. Headlines: writing clear, informative display type in print and online (including SEO) 8. Style: why you need a style guide

Cost: $150 members/$200 nonmembers


ACES/RTDNA Boot Camp 

Date: May 8-9, 2019 Location: Washington, D.C.
More details to come!


Social Media 101, 8 - 9:30 a.m.

Date: June 6, 2019
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Venue: University of Utah, Thomas S. Monson Center, 411 East South Temple
Salt Lake City UT 84111
Trainers: Alysha Love, Teresa Schmedding

Don't know the difference between a tag and a hashtag? Come to this special pre-camp workshop on Social Media 101. We'll help you set up a Twitter and Facebook account and give you the basic tools to get started in social media.

*Attendees should bring laptop or tablet. 

Cost: $60 members/$85 nonmembers

This is a pre-camp workshop for Art & Science of Digital Editing


Art & Science of Digital Editing, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Date: June 6, 2019
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Venue: University of Utah, Thomas S. Monson Center, 411 East South Temple
Salt Lake City UT 84111
Trainers: Alysha Love, Teresa Schmedding

What we’ll cover: 1. Structure of content 2. Tools to evaluating content 3. Lessons for writing 4. The role of emotions 5. Words that prompt the most engagement on social 6. Critical elements in display type Should also mention that laptops are required for hands-on exercises.

*Attendees should bring laptop or tablet. 

Cost: $100 members/$125 nonmembers

Members can attend both Social Media 101 and Art & Science of Digital Editing for $150 and nonmembers can attend both for $200


In-Depth Editing, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Date: September 4, 2019
Location: San Antonio
Venue: Grand Hyatt
Trainers: Sara Ziegler, Merrill Perlman

What we'll cover: What strategies to use for substantive editing, how understanding structures can help, thinking big picture and how to edit for focus.

Cost: $150 members/$200 nonmembers


In-Depth Editing, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Date: October 14, 2019
Location: Chicago
Venue: Loyola University Chicago, Lewis Towers, 111 East Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611
Trainers: Nick Jungman, Merrill Perlman

What we'll cover: What strategies to use for substantive editing, how understanding structures can help, thinking big picture and how to edit for focus.

Cost: $150 members/$200 nonmembers


Content Marketing for Editors, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Date: October 21, 2019
Location: New York City
Venue: TBD
Trainers: Teresa Schmedding, Merrill Perlman

Cost: $150 members/$200 nonmembers

How to choose the right voice for your audience and craft error-free, compelling copy. What we'll cover: Tone and voice, content strategy, audience segmenting and CTAs that generate results.