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  • 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
  • 5% discount on PENCON registration


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

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Silver Member

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


  • 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

Silver-specific benefit:


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

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Gold Member

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


  • 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


  • Member of Christian Editor Connection* (CEC) prior to applying
  • Must pass at least one CEC test
  • Silver Member of The Christian PEN for at least one year -OR- CEC Member for at least one year
  • Agreement with our Statement of Faith
  • $90 annual fee (includes CEC membership, a $50 value**)

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Not ready for membership yet?

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.

Please Note

Silver Members applying for Gold membership must be active or newly accepted members of the CEC before filling out the Gold application. Silver Members may test for the CEC at any time but will not be approved for Gold level until at least one year as a Silver member or a CEC member. Once approved for Gold membership, you 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. However, Gold benefits do not begin until appropriate payment is received.

To apply for Gold membership as a current CEC member, complete the form on this page. Or apply for CEC membership at any time.

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.

*CEC is for established, professional editors who have completed an application process and passed at least one editing test.
Testing fee: $15 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 fees).

Membership is at the discretion of Christian Editor Network.