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American Copy Editors Society

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) was formed to support editing professionals primarily through training opportunities. It rebranded itself as ACES: The Society for Editing in 2017 in light of a changing membership but retains the original name as a formal title. Its tagline, “The Society for Editing,” reflects the fact that many members have jobs that go beyond the traditional role of copy editor, according to the association’s website. This entry summarizes the history of the organization and its primary activities.

History of the Organization

ACES was founded in 1997 by Pam Robinson, who was an editor at Newsday on Long Island, and Hank Glamann, at the time an editor at the Houston Chronicle. Robinson served as ACES’s first president; Glamann was an early board member. ...

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