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

As the only annual conference for Christian editors, our faculty works hard to ensure every session speaks to our attendees’ specific needs. Whether you are an aspiring editor or a seasoned editor, you’ll find workshops on the schedule that address relevant issues: time management to pricing of services, editing children’s books to editing theological works.

Networking without Travel Expenses

Our virtual conference offers opportunities to interact with faculty during workshops and one-on-one appointments. You will also be able to meet and converse with other attendees in our Zoom fellowship hours.


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 & Video Recordings

Ready to learn from PENCON faculty now? Audio and video recordings from previous conferences are available for instant download. Order here.

“The 2020 PENCON may not have been traditional, but it was a joy to attend. I took away lots of nuggets to use in my editing business, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s conference.”

“Virtual PENCON was extremely well organized and facilitated, making for a smooth and pleasant attendee experience. The presenters were knowledgeable and engaging, and even as an experienced editor, I learned a lot. I appreciated the interspersing of prayer throughout the conference and how some editors see their editing work as a calling and even as worship. It was powerful to be among a group that shares not only a profession but also Christian faith.”

“In spite of being forced online, PENCON did not disappoint! Every presentation brought fresh wind to my sails and excitement about applying what I learned. I’ll go back and watch the recordings of the ones I missed. The conference staff handled the technology like champs. Thank you for providing this opportunity.”

2020 & 2021 Writers’ Conferences