We equip and encourage Christian editors and proofreaders of all kinds.
Aspiring editors can learn what it takes to break into the freelance editing field, while experienced editors can sharpen their skills and be encouraged by other professionals.
In-house editors, first readers, and authors can benefit from a variety of sessions about the publishing industry.
PENCON, a division of Christian Editors Association, is the only annual conference for proofreaders and editors in the Christian market. We specialize in editing and proofreading for CBA authors, agents, and publishers.
Our annual conference is typically held in the beginning of May. We started in 2014, choosing a different city each year to move around the country and make it more affordable for attendees in various locations to join us. In 2020, PENCON went virtual, and so many more people were able to attend, we’ve kept it that way. We still offer opportunities to interact with faculty during workshops and one-on-one appointments. Attendees can also meet and converse with one another in our virtual fellowship meetings. Recordings of all sessions are available to attendees on Crowdcast during the conference and for six weeks after the conference ends. Audio or video recordings of all PENCON sessions can be purchased.
There are many Christian writers’ conferences, but we are intentionally different from those. We choose faculty, session topics, and discussions specifically for editors. Many of our attendees are beginning or established freelance editors for private clients; however, we encourage all editors to attend. In-house editors, early readers, and freelancers for publishing houses will greatly benefit from our network of editors and the education we offer.
Join us at PENCON to learn how to begin your new editing business, see if editing is the right choice for you, brush up on your editing skills, or network with other highly qualified professionals in the industry. We look forward to meeting you.
PENCON 2021 energized me with new ideas. The speakers presented their topics with expertise and encouragement. And the fellowship helped me to not feel so isolated. A big THANK YOU to the organizers for pulling this off without a hitch!