The NEW Christian Editor Network LLC
I am thrilled to announce the launch of Christian Editor Network LLC. More than a year of planning has gone into this new business, and I am excited to see what God does with it.
The Christian Editor Network LLC will be run by three business partners: myself, Jenne Acevedo (director of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network), and Christi McGuire (director of the Christian Editor Connection). It is the parent company to four entities:
The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network
Christian Editor Connection
The PEN Institute
My vision to create a community for Christian editors began in 2004 with the launch of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network. As it grew, I saw the need to connect authors with established, professional editors and created the Christian Editor Connection. To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of The Christian PEN in 2014, the first editors’ convention was held in Southern California. On the last day, it was dubbed PENCON and the decision was made to make it an annual event, with subsequent conferences held in Austin and Colorado Springs. Our fourth PENCON will be held in Atlanta in May 2017.
Education has always been a key part of what we do at The Christian PEN, so we have created a separate entity for it. The PEN Institute will continue to feature our current online courses (with updated material) but will also offer more learning opportunities for freelance editors, in-house editors at publishing houses, and early readers/editors who work for agents in the Christian industry. We will now offer three options for courses. Each will be available as a Lesson Pack (material without feedback), a Group Instruction course (forum-based with instructor feedback and homework assignments, and scheduled throughout the year), and Individual Mentoring (one-on-one learning with the instructor).
I am excited about the Christian Editor Network LLC and hope to reach more Christian editors worldwide as we expand our business in the months and years ahead. Please join me in praying for this new season of growth and change.
Kathy Collard Miller
September 12, 2016 @ 10:11 am
Kathy, I can’t be more thrilled to see God’s leading in inventive and creative ways. I so love your obedience to His call and leading. You inspire me. Keep up the great work for God’s glory.
September 12, 2016 @ 5:50 pm
Thanks, my friend! We’ve both come a long way since we met each other, haven’t we?
September 12, 2016 @ 12:49 pm
Kathy, Christi, and Jenne,
It’s so cool to see how this is all coming together! Thank you for inviting me to play a small role in the fine-tuning. I’ll be promoting your new site to my peeps.
September 12, 2016 @ 5:50 pm
Thanks so much, my faithful friend. I greatly appreciate all of your input, feedback, and insights.
Sheila Seiler Lagrand
September 12, 2016 @ 1:11 pm
Such exciting news! Best wishes to all!
September 12, 2016 @ 5:51 pm
Thanks so much, Sheila!
September 12, 2016 @ 2:46 pm
Glad to know about this. As a freelance editor, I see so many who need assistance with proper writing.
September 12, 2016 @ 5:52 pm
So true, Mary! I love how the various aspects of the Christian Editor Network have already helped so many authors and editors, and I’m excited to see where God takes us next!
September 13, 2016 @ 9:55 am
As a Christian non fiction writer just starting out, I’m thrilled to know there is a source I can go to & glean from! God is a God of excellence, and He is bringing people of excellence to the forefront! Thanks Kathy and congratulations on your recent promotion with Mount Hermon!
September 13, 2016 @ 7:56 pm
Thanks, Vickie! The Mount Hermon conference is a great place for writers at all levels. And when you’re ready for a freelance editor, the Christian Editor Connection can connect you with an established professional who specializes in your genre. Whatever you need to pursue the path God has called you to, there’s help!
September 13, 2016 @ 5:03 pm
Kathy, I am so excited over this new direction with PEN. Who knew when I hired you to edit a book in 2007 that I’d one day join your ranks? Thank you for all the training opportunities through PEN. I cherish my certificates and only because of YOU and all I’ve learned from PEN, I’m now a proud member of CEC as well. God willing, I’ll be at PENCON in 2017 too!
September 13, 2016 @ 7:59 pm
Vie, we sure have been on an amazing journey since we first met! I’m so glad the PEN blessed you, that you’re now a member of CEC, and that I’ll get to see you at PENCON in 2017! Woo-hoo!
May 21, 2017 @ 5:45 am
I’m so glad I discovered the website. I’m in the learning process of editing and find myself enjoying the work. Thank you!