Frequently asked questions

Job board posting requests

A link to our Yahoo jobs page is found on the right side of our home page. See the icon labeled “Job bank.”  It will take you to our Yahoo group to post. You have to subscribe to the group to be able to post.

You may also email your job posting to us at, and we will post it within our member center.

Member logo usage

ACES members in good standing are welcome to display the ACES logo on their websites, as long as they respect the ACES logo  guidelines.

Copyediting tests/grammar quizzes to share?

Check out past years’ Dow Jones tests at

Grammar quizzes and other tests

Grammar Guide

Proofreading test

The Subversive Editors copyediting test tests

How do I join?

At our home page, click the “Join Now” blue button. You could also click “About ACES” in the top menu bar, and then select “Why & How to Join ACES.” That will take you to the link below. At the bottom of that page is the link to the membership forms.

Here’s a few good reasons to join.

Submit a session for next conference

If you’d like to submit a session for our next conference, do so at this link.

ACES 2016 conference session submission form

I want to be a copyeditor

Read this post from one of our members.

Start by taking some copyediting courses. Below are a few training program ideas, and if you become an ACES member, you can get a discount on some opportunities through us, including the Poynter copyediting certificate program.

We offer a few regional workshops a year, which we call “Editing Boot Camps.” It’s a chance to have a full day of learning editing, punctuation, grammar and more. It’s also a great chance to network with other editors at these boot camps. Check our site for our training opportunities.

ACES/Poynter copyediting certificate partnership


UC San Diego offers a copyediting certificate. Classes are online. offers workshops. At their home page they list the courses and events on the right side. And read this from one of their blogs.

Media Bistro offers courses as well, including copy editing.

Where can I get certified?

There is no recognized certification standard in the U.S. for copyediting.

Are you on social media?

Facebook page – American Copy Editors Society

LinkedIn group

Twitter @copyeditors and #ACESchat — monthly Twitter chats are 4 p.m. ET on the first and third Wednesday of the month.


4 Responses to “Frequently asked questions”

  1. Amy Millar

    I’m a student currently studying a degree in English and Creative Writing in England hoping to become a copy editor. I was just wondering if, because I live in England, I would be able to become a member of ACES? Or is it limited to just people living in America?



    • Gerri Berendzen

      We have members for all over the world. The only limit is that we concentrate on English language editing.


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