The Christian PEN

TCP Founder, Kathy Ide

TCP Founder, Kathy Ide

The Christian PEN is open to any Christian* who:

  • is a freelance proofreader, editor, or other writer-supporting occupation (at any level)
  • is seriously planning to become a freelance proofreader/editor, or
  • is investigating the freelance proofreader/editor field.

*Please see our Statement of Faith for a definition of “Christian.”

Network Membership in The Christian PEN’s online group is FREE!

Network members can:

  • Enjoy online fellowship and networking
  • Post messages relevant to freelance proofreading, editing, and related occupations
  • Exchange ideas, tips, news, findings, questions/answers, resources, and suggestions
  • Post details on conferences and events
  • Ask questions about editing, proofreading, and other aspects of Christian publishing
  • Share discoveries from The Chicago Manual of Style and other publishing references
  • Pass on writing and business tips
  • Advertise books and other products, and buy other members’ books as well as various writing and reference materials
  • Take online courses offered by contributing members
  • Get one-on-one tutoring in being a freelance editor/proofreader
  • Get job leads posted by fellow members
  • Refer clients you can’t handle yourself (either due to time constraints or because the client’s needs are outside your area of expertise)
  • Best of all, you become a member of a family of freelancers like yourself. Members may include the words “Member of The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network” on their business cards, websites, resumes, and other promotional material.

Click here to go to the JOIN page of The Christian PEN.

Contributing Membership:

For $40 per year, contributing members of The Christian PEN enjoy additional benefits:

  • The option to place an ad on our website with links to your website and/or blog
  • Receipt of our quarterly e-newsletter, PEN Points. Each issue will include an interview with a “featured editor”—any contributing member may be a featured editor.
  • Publication of your articles (with a bio that has your links) on the website and/or newsletter
  • Promotion of your published books (including self-published and compilations) in the newsletter
  • Eligibility to write articles for the website and/or newsletter )
  • Discounts on online courses
  • Opportunity to teach online courses

TCP Prayer

A subgroup of The Christian PEN, TCP-Prayer is a forum for sharing prayer requests, praises, and other personal messages.

Click here to go to the JOIN page of The Christian PEN.