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
February 2024
Happy hour attendees at Lake Monster Brewing

Publisher/Freelancer Social Hour

The Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable and the Professional Editors Network are joining forces for an in-person happy hour! Whether you're working in-house or freelance or are just interested in the publishing industry, join us to socialize and network. ...
February 29
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lake Monster Brewing
550 Vandalia St. #160, St. Paul, MN 55114
March 2024

Editing Science Fiction and Fantasy

Two experienced editors of speculative fiction will discuss what science fiction and fantasy can look like. You’ll learn about the overlap and blurring of borders between genres, the complex chemistry of worldbuilding, and how to decipher all this and apply it to all realms of editing. ...
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
May 2024

Maintaining Voice in Fiction

Both authors and characters have unique voices that reflect their identities, experiences, and personalities. What are the best ways for an editor to maintain this uniqueness while applying their expertise to an author's writing? ...
May 14
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online Event
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