ACES has teamed up with The Poynter Institute’s News University to offer ACES members a wide variety of online training seminars. These webinars cover the latest trends in language and best practices related to editing.

This training is available on-demand and is offered at a significant discount for ACES members. That makes it a convenient and cost-effective way to keep up your editing chops.

UPDATE: Poynter News University has recently transitioned to a new website. ACES members will need to create new logins and passwords on the new website once the courses are available. Check back here for course availability. 

Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing

The Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing gives you a solid understanding of the standards, essential skills, and best practices of editing. This course contains six self-paced courses. The cost is $150 for nonmembers and $75 for members.

Advanced Editing Certificate Program.

The advanced certificate program contains two components:

ACES In-Depth Online Group Seminar, a four-week faculty-led program that focuses on substantive editing and critical thinking skills across multiple platforms. The cost is $449 for nonmembers and $399 for members. Instructed by Merrill Perlman and Sue Burzynski Bullard. The Spring 2019 seminar will be held May 31 - June 28. See more details here.

Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing Course Pack, a series of seven self-paced courses for experienced editors who want to refine their skills. The cost is $150 for nonmembers and $75 for members.

*The full Advanced Editing Certificate Program is $600 for nonmembers and $475 for members.

ACES members can access Poynter discount codes by logging in to their ACES membership account. 

For more information on the ACES/Poynter Certificate program, contact