PENCON Editors’ Conference 2023

Writers have lots of conferences to choose from. If you’re a Christian editor or proofreader, there’s only one … and it’s awesome!

PENCON is an interactive virtual conference designed to connect Christian editors and proofreaders with one another and with other industry professionals. This three-day event features live chat and Q&A in every session, one-on-one appointments with faculty, and daily Zoom fellowship times.

Held on May 3–5 this year, PENCON offers 23 workshops covering general-interest topics such as coaching writers, contract essentials, and social media as well as genre-specific topics, including editing speculative fiction, fantasy, memoir, and devotionals. Also on the schedule are workshops that focus on the challenges of working from home and the importance of  physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

PENCON’s stellar faculty members have decades of experience in the publishing world. Learn from those who work for Baker, Kregel, Our Daily Bread Ministries, Elk Lake, Redemption Press, and Several successful freelance business owners will also share their tips, tricks, and insights. Learn how to enter the professional editing field, turn an editing hobby into a career, or grow an already established business.

Attendees may choose to participate in live sessions and/or view recorded sessions as their schedule permits.

PENCON’s mission is to equip and encourage Christian editors in cooperative competition through networking. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge about the editing industry and form lasting friendships within an established support group.

Whether you’re an aspiring, beginning, or established editor, freelance or working in-house for a publisher, PENCON can help you become the best editor or proofreader you can be. Register online for $249 before registration closes on April 15. Members of The Christian PEN receive discounts on registration depending on their membership level.

Got questions? Use the Contact page of the PENCON website or e-mail

PENCON is a division of Christian Editors Association, which has been providing education, networking, and community for Christian editors and proofreaders since 2004.