Christian Editor Network LLC Celebrates One Year!
In 2004, the Lord inspired me to start an organization for freelance editors, similar to what already existed for freelance authors. The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network began with a small group of editors I knew who wanted to support one another. As the group grew, we began to offer education to new and established editors through online courses.
After a few years, several PEN members expressed a desire for an organization through which authors could connect with established, professional freelance editors. The Christian Editor Connection was created in 2007 to offer this matchmaking service.
In 2014, to celebrate the PEN’s ten-year anniversary, the first editors’ conference was held in Southern California, which we named PENCON.
These sister organizations grew to several hundred members from around the country and across the world. A couple of years ago, I spoke with the two women who were helping me run these organizations and we decided to create a company to support the growing needs of these divisions. On July 14, 2016, Christian Editor Network LLC was officially created, with Christi McGuire, Jenne Acevedo, and myself as co-owners. A few months later, the education we’d been offering through the PEN became its own entity, which we called The PEN Institute.
What began as a spark of an idea in my heart 13 years ago is now a large, professional company that equips and encourages Christian editors to do what God has given them the talent and the passion to do. Ultimately, we all edit for Him. What a blessing to be a leader of a group that loves the Lord and loves the written word. Our work in the Christian publishing industry continues to equip authors to spread the good news through their writing.
Christian Editor Network LLC is now celebrating our first anniversary! Look for special offers and promotions in every division. Check these out: