The Christian PEN’s 10th Anniversary Convention

The Christian PEN will celebrate our 10th anniversary next year with an editor convention in Southern California!

Keys to Successful Freelance Editing

The Christian PEN’s 10th Anniversary Convention

April 23-25, 2014

Location: Richfield Community Church in Yorba Linda, California

Cost: $100, which includes all three meals and snacks on Thursday.

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This event is open to the public and is designed for editors who want to grow their business or for those who want to learn how to become a freelance editor.

We’ll begin with a casual meet-and-greet Wednesday evening, April 23. PEN members will have a chance to meet face-to-face people they know through the e-mail loop and our online courses.

Our main event will be a full-day program on Thursday, April 24. We’ll have a series of inspirational and informative talks from PEN members who are established freelance editors.


Kathy Ide cropCecil Murphey crop Jeanne Leach, Membership CoordinatorKathy Ide, Founder
and Director, speaking about Proofreading
and Networking
Cecil Murphey, speaking about Ghostwriting and Collaborating Jeanne Marie Leach, Coordinator, speaking about “The Editor’s Desk”
Alycia Morales crop Kathy Bruins
Alycia Morales,
speaking about Mentoring
Kathy Bruins,
leading Dramas

We’ll wrap up Friday morning, and if you like, you can also attend the Orange County Christian Writers’ Conference, which begins Friday evening, April 25, and offers a full day of keynotes and workshops on Saturday, April 26.

For those who’d like to extend their stay and enjoy some of the tourist offerings of Southern California, Kathy Ide will coordinate a Disneyland day on April 22 and a beach trip on April 23.


Hotel accommodations are up to each individual. We set up a Facebook page where you can chat with others about the event and coordinate plans to share lodging and transportation. Here are a few places to start:

Chase Suite Hotel Brea 
A 3-star hotel 2.5 miles from the conference

Fullerton Marriott at California State University
A 3.5-star hotel 3.3 miles from the conference

Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Placentia Fullerton
A 3-star hotel 3.5 miles from the conference

If you’re attending the Orange County Christian Writers Conference, you may wish to stay at their conference hotel, the Embassy Suites Santa Ana.

Check for more options.

This will be a fun event full of education and fellowship.
We hope to see you there!

Go to the Registration Page to make your reservation now.