Christian Editors Association

Equipping and Empowering Christian Editors

Christian Editors Association is the parent organization for four divisions:


The Christian PenCommunity, networking, and support for Christian editors


Christian Editors Connection
“Matchmaking service” to connect authors with established, professional Christian editors


Annual virtual conference specifically for Christian freelance editors and proofreaders


PEN Institute
Educational resources such as group courses, lesson packs, and webinars for Christian editors

Editors' Choice Award

In addition, Christian Editors Association sponsors the Editors’ Choice Award (formerly the Excellence in Editing Award), honoring the authors, editors, and publishers of well-written and well-edited books.

There’s no better way to launch or grow your editing career than with the Christian Editors Association.

  • Connect with editors at all stages by joining The Christian PEN.
  • Boost your knowledge and skills through The PEN Institute
  • Network with peers and industry pros by attending PENCON.
  • When you’ve been editing for pay at least two years, Christian Editor Connection is a great opportunity to increase your client base.
  • After a book you’ve edited has been published, enter it in the Editors’ Choice Award to give that book professional recognition and added promotion.

Whether you’re an aspiring, beginning, established, or professional editorial freelancer, Christian Editors Association can help you achieve the success God has in mind for you!

Editors' Choice Award
Editors' Choice Award

Authors can benefit from CEA’s divisions as well!

  • Hone your self-editing skills through The PEN Institute.
  • When you’re ready to work with an established professional editor, fill out the online form at Christian Editor Connection to be personally matched with editors who have been extensively screened and tested, who fit you and your project, and who are available to work with you.
  • If you don’t find what you need through Christian Editor Connection, check out the Find an Editor page on The Christian PEN
  • Network with industry pros by attending PENCON.
  • After your book has been published, enter it in the Editors’ Choice Award to give that book professional recognition and added promotion.

Would you like to get away for a few days at a prayer-soaked, Spirit-infused Christian conference center? Enjoy some special and powerful connection with God there? Get refreshed, rejuvenated, and recharged? Build relationships with people who understand you and want to encourage you, support you, and pray for you? Listen for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and direction on your editing and your life? Learn from professionals in the writing and publishing industry? Maybe meet some authors who could use your editing skills?

You can find rest and restoration, connect with old friends and make new ones, network with authors and fellow editors, and hear clearly from the Lord at one of the events put on by our sister organization, Christian Writers Retreats. Members of any division of CEA can get 10% off registration! Click here and let us know which division of CEA you’re a member of to get your discount code.

Christian Writer Retreats