We equip and encourage Christian editors in cooperative competition through networking.

  • Would you like to brush up on your editing skills or learn something new?
  • Are you wondering if editing is right for you?
  • Are you an established editor looking for some face-to-face connections?
  • Are you an in-house editor seeking an editing community or continuing education?

Join us to learn from industry professionals, network with fellow editors (from beginners to seasoned professionals), and meet with the faculty.

PENCON Partnered with SoCal in 2020

PENCON was virtual this year and offered same-time interaction between faculty and attendees. We joined SoCal in a welcome reception on July 8 and worship and general sessions July 9-10.

Faculty & Workshops

PENCON is the only annual conference for Christian editors, and our faculty works hard to ensure every session speaks to PENCON attendees’ specific needs. Meet our 2020 faculty and check out the latest additions to our workshops here. View the conference schedule here.

Networking without Travel Expenses

Our conference will still offer opportunities to interact with faculty during workshops and in one-on-one appointments. You will be able to meet and converse with other attendees in chat rooms too. We also hope to facilitate interaction between PENCON editors and potential clients who are attending SoCal.


Would you like to join the planning team or volunteer to help at the conference? Contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

Audio Recordings

Ready to learn from our faculty right now? Audio recordings from previous conferences are available for instant download. Order now.

“I’ve taught in approximately 260 conferences during my career. PENCON ranks right at the top. The efficiency of Kathy Ide and her staff members stands out. Not only efficient but they and their staff members were self-giving, never too busy to answer questions, and did everything they could to make us comfortable. For anyone interested in editing—beginner or professional—PENCON does an excellent job in providing classes to educate and encourage.”

Cecil Murphey

Author or ghostwriter of 140 books including, Ghostwriting: The Murphey Method, 90 Minutes in Heaven (Don Piper), Gifted Hands (Ben Carson), and Rebel with a Cause (Franklin Graham)

2020 & 2021 Writers’ Conferences