One of the many people I’ve met over the years at American Copy Editors Society events said recently that attending his first national conference was like finally finding his tribe.
I’m all set up for the word-nerd fun this week, starting this Thursday. I’ll be busy during the conference — although maybe not as busy as I’ve been the past few weeks getting ready for it. (That’s why the blog has been a bit sparse lately.)
One of my big jobs this week will be running the student newsroom and coordinating all the other volunteers who produce some great content for the ACES website during the conference. At an ACES conference, there are more training sessions than one person could ever attend, so the website offers second-level training both for those who are at the conference and those who can’t join us in Pittsburgh.
Unfortunately, copydesk.org can’t reproduce the after-hours conversations about the value of editing, grammar, errors we’ve seen and other issues big and small — mostly washed down with a drink of choice in the hotel bar. But you can always follow the #ACES2015 hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to get the flavor of that.
So even if you can’t be with “your people” this week, join in some of the editing fun on the ACES conference blog.
(But be kind if you see typos in the program. And don’t tell me about them.)