Membership categories

Full members (voting)
$75 for one year

Working copy editors; managers in the journalism industry with a copy editing background; teachers of journalism; and retirees from these categories.

Associate members (nonvoting)
$75 for one year

People interested in but who have no professional background in copy editing.

Student members (nonvoting)

Full- or part-time students enrolled at accredited colleges and universities who are pursuing a course of study leading to an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Persons enrolled only in classes for added professional certification, including courses offered through ACES, are not eligible for student status.


Join immediately by using one of our online membership forms. Click on the membership level that best describes you to sign up.

• Professionals:   Full membership         Associate membership


Corporate/Group memberships: Three or more members employed by the same company who have joined as individuals can change their membership to corporate at the time of membership renewal. For the rate structure, click on the link at the top of the page on the left.

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Membership dues for ACES, which is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) charitable education corporation, are non-refundable and may be deductible as a charitable contribution but not as a business expense. See our bylaws for more information.


Current members who want to renew their membership should sign on to the member center and use the membership link on that page. (If you can no longer sign into the member center, please use the appropriate membership form above or email for information on how to renew.)