ACES has teamed up with Poynter 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.

Introductory: 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 $99 for members.

The estimate is 1.5-2 hours per lesson, or a total of 12-15 hours for the full course. But because this course is self-directed, you can start and pause at your convenience. The course is available for 1 year. 

The only other timing note to make is that quizzes and assessments are timed. (For example, you might get 25 minutes for a 15 question quiz.) Quizzes and assessments require an 80% or higher score to pass and participants have three attempts to pass. 

Intermediate Editing Certificate Program

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

For more information on the ACES/Poynter Certificate program, please contact Maria James at

If you need help with your ACES member account, please email