The American Copy Editors Society,
commonly known as ACES, is a professional not-for-profit association for copy editors
at U.S. newspapers
, magazines, Web sites and corporations.
, the group offers:
- a headline contest
- member directories
- a newsletter
- regional chapters
- three-day annual conferences
- a website that links to job listings and a discussion board
ACES was founded in 1997 by Pam Robinson
, who also served as its first president, and Hank Glamann
. Its inception followed work of the American Society of Newspaper Editors
and meetings by copy editors in North Carolina and South Carolina. It is currently led by society president Teresa Schmedding of the Daily Herald
of Arlington Heights, Ill. John McIntyre
, formerly of The Sun
in Baltimore, was its second president. Chris Wienandt
of the Dallas Morning News
was its third president.
It has an executive committee of 15 people, of whom five are officers: the president, vice president for conferences, vice president for membership, secretary and treasurer. Any full member is eligible for elections. It also has an executive director, Rudy Bahr, and an administrator, Carol DeMasters. Membership is $55 a year for full members, and less for students.
In 2008, the board approved changes that allowed copy editors working outside traditional journalism organizations full membership with voting rights. As of 2009, the society has roughly 700 members.
Chapters and Awards
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