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Bronze PEN logoBronze Member

Benefits:

  • New Member FAQs to help aspiring and beginning editors gain direction in developing a successful freelance business
  • 20% discount on The Chicago Manual of Style online subscription
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Eligible to join the PEN-Prayer loop
  • 10% discount on courses through The PEN Institute
  • 20% discount on PENCON registration

Requirements:

  • New, aspiring, or established Christian editor or proofreader
  • Agreement with our Statement of Faith
  • $25 annual fee

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Silver Member

Benefits:

Includes all the Bronze benefits but with greater discounts for The PEN Institute and PENCON:

Plus:

  • Email loop to communicate with fellow members
  • 30% discount on PerfectIt annual software license
  • May purchase website advertisements
  • May write blog posts for the website
  • May write articles for the e-newsletter
  • Eligible to be the Featured Editor on the PEN Tips blog
  • May list nonfiction books written by the Member on our References page, with links for purchase
  • May apply to teach at The PEN Institute (paid position)
  • Member name and website link on the PEN's Silver Members page

Requirements:

  • New, aspiring, or established Christian editor or proofreader
  • Agreement with our Statement of Faith
  • $60 annual fee

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Gold Member

Benefits:

Includes all the Silver benefits (except for the Silver-specific) but with greater discounts for The PEN Institute and PENCON:

Plus:

  • CEC membership included
  • CEC members private email loop
  • Bio and headshot on the PEN’s Gold Members page
  • Will be announced in the e-newsletter when Gold level is achieved

Requirements:

Silver members applying for Gold membership:

  • Silver members must be active or newly accepted members of Christian Editor Connection (CEC) before filling out the Gold application and must pass at least one CEC test (testing fee: $20 per test). Note that applying for CEC membership requires two years of paid editing experience.
  • $90 annual fee (includes CEC membership, a $50 value). Silver members may choose to pay $30 to become a Gold member immediately or wait until the next annual renewal and pay the full amount of $90. Gold benefits do not begin until appropriate payment is received.
  • Agreement with our Statement of Faith

CEC members applying for Gold membership:

  • $90 annual fee (includes CEC membership, a $50 value). Pay $40 to become a Gold member immediately.  Pay the full amount of $90 at next renewal. Gold benefits do not begin until appropriate payment is received.
  • Agreement with our Statement of Faith

Not a PEN Silver or CEC member:

  • CEC is for established, professional editors who have completed an application process and passed at least one editing test (testing fee: $20 per test). Members are personally connected with authors (potential clients) who fit their areas of expertise. CEC membership is $50/year (does not count testing or referral fees). Apply for CEC membership here.

 

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All members receive PEN graphics for use on their websites, social media, and business cards to show and promote their membership in The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network.

Membership is at the discretion of Christian Editors Association.

If you are not ready to be a member yet but want to hear about specials and events, contact us to join our mailing list. We'd love to stay in touch with you.