About Us

The Professional Editors Network is a nonprofit association of editors, writers, proofreaders, indexers, and other publishing professionals. For members, we provide opportunities to develop and share knowledge, exchange job leads, market services, and grow professionally. For those looking to hire, our searchable member directory is an easy way to find the right editorial professional for you. We are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but have members located throughout the United States and beyond.

PEN is a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and a proud sponsor of the Twin Cities Literary Calendar.


PEN offers free professional development events monthly from September through May at locations in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs, with start times generally alternating between 6:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Any nonmember is welcome to attend up to two of these meetings before joining as a member. In addition to unlimited attendance at these events, membership unlocks access to an archive of audio recordings and reference material for meetings on a wide range of topics going back to 2010.

We host casual networking happy hours on a more variable schedule, fully open to both members and nonmembers, as well as occasional one-off events such as paid workshops and webinars.

Browse our calendar to learn what’s coming up—and if you’re a member, be sure to attend our June planning meeting to have your voice heard as we plan out the next season’s programming.