Hard to believe given the drumbeat of news, but there is still money in copy editing, especially if you're a college student. It comes from the ACES Education Fund, an affiliate of the American Copy Editors Society
- Deadline Nov. 15
- Juniors, seniors and grad students interested in careers in copy editing.
- Students graduating in 2009 and who have or will have full-time copy editing jobs or internships are also eligible.
- Among the criteria used by judges are commitment to copy editing as a career, work experience in copy editing and abilities in copy editing, as demonstrated by examples and recommendations.
- The big prize: the $2,500 Aubespin scholarship, named for Merv Aubespin, a longtime journalist, a former president of the National Association of Black Journalists and the “godfather” of ACES.
- At least four other candidates get $1,000 each. All the winners will be granted free registration for the ACES national conference in April 2010 in Philadelphia.
Questions? Contact ACES Education Fund secretary Kathy Schenck, email@example.com.