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ACES has a new set of boot camps lined up for 2018 -- some full-day, and some pairings of half-day boot camps that can be taken individually or as two in one day. Online registration will be open soon.

Lineup for 2018

* Get a discount when you combine two half-day sessions occurring on the same date for $150 for members, $200 for nonmembers

Substantive Editing

Half day: Editing for structure and focus, including how to systematically repair and perfect deeply flawed texts, using techniques such as transitions and reverse outlines. Presenters: Sue Burzynski-Bullard, Merrill Perlman

March 7, 8 a.m.-noon, New York City, site of Spring National College Media Convention 2018, New York City, New York Marriott Marquis. *You can combine with Engaging Readers below.

Sept. 12, 1-5 p.m., Austin, Texas, exact location TBA. *You can combine with Ethics in Analytics below.

Cost: $85 for members, $125 for nonmembers*

Engaging Readers

Half day: How to take your content to where readers are and achieve your goals on any platform from emails to social media.  

March 7, 1-5 p.m., New York City, site of Spring National College Media Convention 2018, New York City, New York Marriott Marquis. Presenters: Sue Burzynski-Bullard, Teresa Schmedding. *You can combine with Substantive Editing above.

June 8, 1-5 p.m., San Diego, exact location TBA. Presenters: Sue Burzynski-Bullard, Teresa Schmedding. *You can combine with The Art and Science of Editing Digital Content below.

Oct. 8, 1-5 p.m., Denver. Presenters: Sue Burzynski-Bullard, Nick Jungman. *You can combine with The Art and Science of Editing Digital Content below.

Cost: $85 for members, $125 for nonmembers*

Great Bosses Boot Camp

Full day: Jill Geisler presents a fun and interactive workshop based on her experience training newsroom leaders on performance management: how to get the best out of teams, how to manage during times of change, how to handle conflict, and how great leadership translates into quality journalism and winning teams. 

April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Chicago, site of ACES national conference, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. 

Cost: $100 for national conference registrants, $250 otherwise. Register when registering for national conference, or separate registration to come.

The Art and Science of Editing Digital Content

Half day: How to craft content that appeals to the emotions of readers while utilizing the science digital data gives us. Presenter: Teresa Schmedding

June 8, 8 a.m.-noon, San Diego, exact location TBA. *You can combine with Engaging Readers above.

Oct. 8, 8 a.m.-noon, Denver, exact location TBA. *You can combine with Engaging Readers above.

Cost: $85 for members, $125 for nonmembers*

Ethics in Analytics

Half day: How to understand, interpret and apply analytics ethically to measure your digital performance. Presenter: Teresa Schmedding

Sept. 12, 8 a.m.-noon, Austin, Texas, exact location TBA. *You can combine with Substantive Editing above.

Cost: $85 for members, $125 for nonmembers*

In-depth Editing

Full-day session. For experienced editors seeking to move their work to a new level. You'll hone your skills and edit strategically, going beyond editing for style, grammar and punctuation. When you're done, you will have expertise in substantive editing and learned how to use critical thinking skills across multiple platforms and disciplines. Presenters: Nick Jungman and Sara Ziegler

Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Baltimore, exact location TBA.

Cost: $150 for members, $200 for nonmembers

Editing 101 for Marketing, PR and Corporate Comms: 

Half day: How to choose the right voice for your audience and craft error-free, compelling copy. Includes exercises in audience segmenting. Presenters: Merrill Perlman, Teresa Schmedding

Nov. 9, 8 a.m.-noon, Atlanta, exact location TBA. *You can combine with Being an Elegant Authoritative Editor below.

Cost: $85 for members, $125 for nonmembers*

Being an Elegant and Authoritative Editor 

Half day: Learn how to go beyond editing basics to elevate the sophistication of a story through editing and how to work with writers to improve collaboration, creativity and consensus. Presenters: Nick Jungman, Merrill Perlman

Nov. 9, 1-5 p.m., Atlanta, exact location TBA. *You can combine with Editing 101 for Marketing, PR and Corporate Comms above.

Cost: $85 for members, $125 for nonmembers*


* Get a discount when you combine two half-day sessions occurring on the same date for $150 for members, $200 for nonmembers.

Online registration will be open soon. Watch this page for updates and any schedule changes.