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. Not all links on this page have been updated yet, but they will be soon.

Ready to start learning? Here’s what we offer:

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.

The package includes six courses taught by ACES board members and other industry leaders:

How the Certificate works:

Click here to learn more and earn the Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing. The cost is $75 for ACES members and $150 for non-members.

ACES Advanced Certificate in Editing

The Poynter ACES Advanced Certificate in Editing is for experienced editors who are seeking to move their work to a new level. It assumes knowledge of and experience in basic copy editing.

A key goal of the program is to encourage editors to apply critical thinking skills to deeper editing. We want editors to look at the structure and flow of longer pieces to ensure they are sound. And to isolate the essential elements of a story when cutting or curating content for different platforms and different audiences.

The Poynter-ACES Advanced Editing Certificate Training Package contains two components:

How the Certificate works:

ACES members can buy this bundle for $475 with a promo code.

ACES members also can buy theACES online group seminar separately for $399 with a promo code. And they can also buy the Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing course pack for $75.

All individual online courses

What do you want to learn? If it has to do with editing, publishing or writing, chances are ACES and Poynter have you covered.

Since 2013, we’ve developed more than 25 courses for the Poynter Institute covering all aspects of editing, from grammar basics and copy editor essentials to fact checking and headline writing. More than 8,000 communications professionals, educators and students have enrolled in these programs to date, making it one of the most successful initiatives at News University.

And of course, ACES members can take each class at a significant discount.

In 2018, our newest Poynter offerings, priced at $11.95 for ACES members, include:

Member-Only Big Marker Webinars

We’re also now producing free, one-hour webinars on Big Marker exclusively for ACES members. Watch for webinar links in your ACES emails. These webinars will be limited to the first 200 people who sign up. Log in for more information and to register.

Here's the lineup for 2018: