Bronze PEN logoBronze Member

Benefits:

  • New Member FAQs to help aspiring and beginning editors gain direction in developing a successful freelance business
  • The Chicago Manual of Style online subscription discount
  • Quarterly e-newsletter
  • Eligible to join the PEN-Prayer loop
  • 10% discount on courses through The PEN Institute
  • 5% discount on PENCON registration

Requirements:

  • New, aspiring, or established Christian editor or proofreader
  • Agreement with our Statement of Faith
  • $20 annual fee

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PEN Silver logo

Silver Member

Includes Bronze Benefits:

  • New Member FAQs (for those who haven't been Bronze Members first)
  • The Chicago Manual of Style online subscription discount
  • Quarterly e-newsletter
  • Eligible to join the PEN-Prayer loop

Plus:

  • E-mail loop to communicate with fellow members
  • 15% discount on courses through The PEN Institute
  • 10% discount on PENCON registration
  • Member name and website link on the PEN's Silver Members page
  • May purchase website advertisements
  • May write blog posts for the website
  • May write articles for quarterly e-newsletter
  • Eligible to be the Featured Editor in the e-newsletter
  • May list books written by the Silver Member on our Resources page, with links for purchase
  • May apply to teach at The PEN Institute—paid position

Requirements:

  • New, aspiring, or established Christian editor or proofreader
  • Agreement with our Statement of Faith
  • $50 annual fee

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PEN Gold logo

Gold Member

Includes Silver Benefits:

  • E-mail loop to communicate with fellow members
  • The Chicago Manual of Style online subscription discount
  • Quarterly e-newsletter
  • Eligible to join the PEN-Prayer loop
  • May purchase website advertisements
  • May write blog posts for the website
  • May write articles for quarterly e-newsletter
  • Eligible to be the Featured Editor in the e-newsletter
  • May list books written by the Gold Member on our Resources page, with links for purchase
  • May apply to teach at The PEN Institute—paid position

Plus:

  • 20% discount on courses through The PEN Institute
  • 20% discount on PENCON registration
  • Bio and headshot on the PEN's Gold Members page
  • May offer professional mentoring through the website
  • Will be announced in newsletter column when Gold level is achieved

Requirements:

  • 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
  • $75 annual fee (includes CEC membership**)

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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 $25 to become a Gold member immediately or wait until the next annual renewal and pay the full amount of $75. 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: $10 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 LLC.