SANTA FE, N.M., December 17, 2012 – The American Copy Editors Society is entering into a partnership with the Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS). The partnership will offer ACES members admission to JAWS conferences, workshops and entry into any JAWS contests at JAWS member rates. Equally, JAWS members will be able to register for ACES conferences and workshops, and entry into any ACES contests at ACES member rates.

Members from both organizations will have the opportunity to present and profit from one-day training tracks at the other’s national conferences.

“JAWS is an amazing organization that has an excellent history of advocacy, education and mentorship. Our alliance is a great opportunity for ACES to extend our training reach,” said Teresa Schmedding, ACES president.

Becky Day, executive director, JAWS, said, “JAWS is delighted to be partnering with ACES and the professionalism and excellence in editing and journalism that the organization represents. We look forward to collaborating on trainings and events that will benefit members of both.”

About the American Copy Editors Society

The American Copy Editors Society, the nation’s leading organization of editing professionals, educators and students, is dedicated to improving the quality of communication and the working lives of editors. ACES, which was founded in 1997 and has more than 750 active members, sets standards of excellence and gives a voice to editors in journalism, government, business and beyond through top-notch training, networking and career opportunities. ACES is a non-profit 501(c)(3) education organization based in Santa Fe, N.M. Learn more about the organization on its website, copydesk.org.  

About the Journalism & Women Symposium

The Journalism & Women Symposium, founded in 1985, brings together women journalists and journalism educators and researchers from across the country and world to meet in an atmosphere of mutual support and professional growth. JAWS offers a nurturing environment to discuss issues, exchange ideas and hone professional skills with the goal of advancing careers and opportunities for women in journalism.  Their mission: “JAWS supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and works toward a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.” JAWS is a non-profit corporation based in Lawrenceville, NJ. Learn more about the organization on its website, jaws.org.

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