ACES Society for Editing Conference 2024

April 4–6, 2024 | San Diego, CA

The countdown for the 2024 ACES Society for Editing conference has begun! We’re celebrating virtually with you for the spring conference.

The spring in-person ACES conference and the fall virtual ACES conference are fantastic events that draws together developmental editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, project managers, managing editors, freelancers, in-house staff, publishers, and writers for learning and connecting.

Below, you can check out our latest resources for editors.

Wherever you are in your editing journey, the conference’s session tracks offer inspiration and skills you can put to use right away.

Coffee chats offer attendees the opportunity to network with fellow #Edibuddies in your area of specialization (and meet the folks you’ve been following on social media!).

Even if you can’t attend the conference, you can follow along with the conversations at the conference hashtag #ACES2024.

Finally, we’d love to hear from you on the socials! You can catch us here:

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    Introduction to Professional Academic Editing - Person types on a laptop

    Introduction to Professional Academic Editing

    Built for those pursuing an freelance academic editing career in the humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplines.

    We cover:

    • How the academic publishing world is structured and where freelance academic editors come in
    • Best practices for developmental editing and copyediting academic scholarship
    • Prepping manuscripts and how to ask the right questions
    • Helping authors transform a dissertation into a publishable book
    • Troubleshooting tricky copyediting issues
    • Building and sustaining strong author relationships
    • Keeping up with changes and new developments in the academic editing world

    Learn more and enroll

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    Writing a Great Editorial Letter or Report

    Built for developmental editors working with scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplines.

    We cover:

    • Holistically evaluating a manuscript with and without in-text edits
    • Offering specific solutions to manuscript problems
    • Describing revision recommendations without overwhelming authors
    • Tying revision advice to academic authors’ goals and needs
    • Differentiating editorial letters from peer review reports while valuing both
    • Finding the language and structure that resonate with specific authors

    Learn more and enroll


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    Editing as Worldmaking: Critical Generosity in Editorial Practice

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    How Authors Can Build Sustainable Editor Relationships

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    Feminist Futures of Peer Review

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    Creating a Social Justice-Oriented Journal Style Guide

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    Writing with Confidence at the Sentence Level

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    Crisis Standards of Peer Review

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    Last Checks for Authors and Editors before Submitting a Book Proposal

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    Putting Interdisciplinary Training to Use in an Editing Career

    Podcast episodes

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    Jessica Bissett Perea on Indigenous Transformations in Academic Publishing

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    Christen A. Smith, Dána-Ain Davis, and Sameena Mulla on Cite Black Women

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    Craig Santos Perez on Chamoru Publishing and Editing

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    Minal Hajratwala on Writing and Editing Like a Unicorn

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