ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The academy is an industry association of Christian editors who serve in the Christian and General markets.
To enhance the professional competence of Christian editors and promote a collegial forum for the study and discussion of issues of mutual interest and concern.
- Access to a growing network of highly qualified and widely respected Christian book editors.
- An annual retreat for professional and personal development.
- Regional gatherings and Zoom webinars for continued learning.
- Discounts for a growing list of industry events and professional resources.
- Subscription to a quarterly e-newsletter geared to editorial issues and interests.
- Access to a growing archive of resources for professional and personal development.
Recommended Books By ACE Members
Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality
In this primer on nonfiction writing, Andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and an editor for over forty years, training, guiding, and cheering on hundreds of writers. Here are skills that writers can master―from finding strong openings and closings, to focusing on an audience, to creating a clear structure, to crafting a persuasive message. With wide-ranging examples from fiction and nonfiction, Le Peau also demystifies aspects of art in writing such as creativity, tone, and metaphor.
Igniting Your Influence
From this one book, you’ll gain the wisdom and insight of hundreds of books published and millions sold. Your guides include executive coaches, business leaders, career authors, various industry experts, an undercover federal agent, military officers, and an NFL hall-of-famer. But more than their credentials is the credibility that comes from their expertise and their success. And every one of them has a book to prove it!
“Writers arent people exactly. Or if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying hard to be one person.
– f. Scott Fitzgerald
“Another thing your teachers didn’t tell you is that one day, arguments over whether or not to capitalize the word internet would constitute half your workday and lead to severed ties with many people you once considered close friends and family.”
– Emmy J. Favilla
“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”