Upcoming PENCON In-Person Connections!


We know some of you are eager to meet face-to-face with other editors and publishing industry professionals, so we are introducing two new ways to connect. If you’re interested in organizing a regional event in your area, please contact Denise Loock at director@penconeditors.com.


PENCON Fall Retreat – North Carolina

November 3–4

Gather with other seasoned professionals and aspiring editors at the PENCON Fall Retreat North Carolina. This overnight educational and networking event will be held at the historic Lambuth Inn on the grounds of the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in western North Carolina.

Tentative Schedule | Register | Eddie Jones



PENCON Fall Retreat – Mount Hermon

November 5–7

Gather with aspiring and established editors as well as others in the writing and publishing community at the Christian Writers Retreat at Mount Hermon, California (near Santa Cruz). Technically a writers retreat, this weekend event is open to everyone in the writing and publishing community, including freelance editors. The event will focus on spiritual refreshment and restoration, making a deep and powerful connection with God, and connecting with kindred spirits (and potential editing clients).

PENCON-specific activities will be scheduled based on interests expressed by attendees. Email PENCON Director Denise Loock (director@PENCONeditors.com) to suggest ideas.

  • Join our public Facebook group to chat with people about attending the retreat.
  • After registering, join our private Facebook group just for attendees and make plans to connect with fellow registrants at the retreat.

Register Here!


Are you wondering if editing is right for you?


Would you like to brush up on your editing skills or learn something new?

Are you an established editor looking for some face-to-face connections?

Are you an editor seeking an editing community or continuing education?


Join us for the only annual conference for Christian editors.

Learn from industry experts and network with fellow editors, beginner to seasoned, from around the world!


Meet our 2022 keynote speaker, James Watkins!


Jim is a writer and editor saved by grace. That’s what’s most important—not that his 20 books or over 2,500 articles have won numerous national awards, or that he has worked as a magazine and book editor since his sophomore year in college, or even that he taught writing for fifteen years at Taylor University. And it’s not important that he’s spoken around the world in churches, colleges, and conferences. What is important is that he loves God, his family, writing, mentoring writers, and Chinese food—in that order.


We equip and encourage Christian editors and proofreaders in cooperative competition through networking. We are the only annual conference specifically designed to connect editors and proofreaders to other industry professionals.

Christian Editors Association
The Christian PEN
The PEN Institute
Christian Editor Connection