The Professional Editors Network presents professional development meetings on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. These online events cover a wide range of topics and may be led by PEN members, outside experts, or a combination of both. We also offer occasional happy hours (in person and virtual) and additional learning opportunities for members through workshops and classes. Meetings and happy hours are free; workshops and online classes may carry an additional cost.

If you’re not yet a member, you may attend up to two regular monthly meetings before joining PEN. Happy hours are always fully open to both members and nonmembers unless stated otherwise.
Monthly List
December 2023
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Virtual Holiday Mingle 2023

The pandemic may be keeping us physically apart, but we still want our members to have a chance to connect with one another during this end-of-year season. ...
December 12
6:00 pm
Online Event
January 2024

Editorial Business Best Practices

Two seasoned editors, Erin Brenner and Kristen Tate, will discuss best practices for three crucial aspects of running a successful editorial business. ...
January 9
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online Event
February 2024

Advanced Functions in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word has many little-known functions that can help make your life as an editor easier. This presentation will introduce you to a few of these secret weapons unknown even to some experienced editors. ...
February 13
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
March 2024

Editing Science Fiction and Fantasy

From magic systems and immortal creatures to invented languages and space travel, many aspects of sci-fi and fantasy present unique challenges to an editor. This presentation will cover some of the important elements copyeditors and developmental editors may encounter when working in these genres, and best practices for handling them. ...
March 11
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online Event
April 2024

Current Trends in the Publishing Industry

The second in a two-part series about new developments in the world of editing, this panel will present publisher perspectives on what the industry looks like in 2024, including recent changes, emerging trends, and what they expect for the future of publishing. ...
April 9
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online Event
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