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ACES has a new lineup of webinars for 2019 -- now available to members and nonmembers! Keep an eye out for new webinars being added to the schedule below. Nonmembers can purchase past ACES webinars here. ACES members can access past webinars by logging into their ACES member account


Small Changes, Big Difference

Presenter: Lisa McLendon

Date: June 20

Time: 4-5 p.m. EDT

Cost: Free for members, $30 for nonmembers

Description: One often-overlooked aspect of editing is the small "cleanups" editors do to make copy smoother, clearer, and more concise. Many of these micro-level changes -- such as changing phrasing to eliminate words, being aware of "secret handshake" words and words in the midst of change, and not being a slave to style -- will never be noticed by either the writer or the reader, but they can make the writing shine just a bit more and give readers a more enjoyable, informative reading experience.

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Readers, Relevance and Ranking: Advanced Linking Tactics and Strategies

Presenter: Michelle Lowery

Date: July 18

Time: 4-5 p.m. EDT

Cost: Free for members, $30 for nonmembers

Description: You know you should be linking internally and externally "for SEO," but what does that mean, exactly? Trade in the broadsword for a scalpel by learning advanced linking techniques. Build the skills to wield links with precision to increase readership and build relevance, both of which contribute to higher rankings. You'll also learn how to use link strategy to build your editorial calendar, reduce bounce rate (and what bounce rate is and why you want it to be low), and how to avoid ranking losses and search engine penalties due to improper linking.

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Macros 201: The Shell Game

Presenter: Amy J. Schneider

Date: August 15

Time: 4-5 p.m. EDT

Cost: Free for members, $30 for nonmembers

Description: Already using basic macros in Microsoft Word? Now learn to use three simple but effective macro "shells" to power up your current tools. Learn to (1) run a macro through an entire document, (2) automate turning off tracking as needed, and (3) set up a dialog box to access and categorize your favorite macros. Attendees should be familiar with creating and editing macros, using the Visual Basic Editor, and creating keyboard shortcuts in Word.

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Unconscious Bias and the Conscientious Editor

Presenter: Kory Stamper

Date: September 19

Time: 4-5 p.m. EDT

Description: Unconscious bias is something all writers and editors grapple with, whether that be political, gender, racial, or cultural bias. But how can you correct bias if you can't see it? And once you do see it, how do you correct it compassionately? This webinar will offer some tips, tricks, and tools to help time-strapped editors identify problematic language that might trip up or unintentionally offend readers. 

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Cookbook Editing from Soup to Nuts

Presenter: Karen Wise

Date: October 10

Time: 4–5 p.m. EDT

Cost: Free for members, $30 for nonmembers

Description: What do you need to know to edit a cookbook, for either a traditional book publisher or an individual looking to self-publish? We'll first look at the different types of cookbooks, and what that means for the copyeditor, plus a rundown of the typical outline of a cookbook. Then we'll dig in to the nitty-gritty — all the required and optional components of a recipe, including sequence, style conventions, and the many do’s and don’ts. We'll also talk about which reference works to rely on, and what to do when they don’t agree.

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