#ACESchat 1: The Value of Editing

The American Copy Editors Society hosted its first Twitter chat from 4-5:15 p.m. EST on Dec. 4. Our topic was Editing’s Value: New Research and How to Convince Your Boss What You Do Matters.

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  1. First, we talked about what kinds of errors readers notice most. Chatters paid particular attention to spelling errors and errors of fact.
  2. Q2: There's a perception editing matters more in print than online. Is this your experience and do you think readers agree? The response by @PerciseProofing hit a chord with most of the chatters.
  3. However, many say there seems to be a bigger tolerance for errors online.
  4. Fred Vultee, an ACES board member and professor at Wayne State University, who is the author of ACES-sponsored research on tolerance for errors online said:
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