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Editing and Proofreading Comics

Working with comic books requires many of the same skills as other media, but there are also a lot of elements unique to this format. How is the overall publishing process for comics different from that of general books or magazines, and what does an in-house editor do? What are some of the key style conventions that prospective proofreaders of comics should be aware of? What are the paths into the industry, either as a freelancer or in-house at a publisher? At this meeting, you’ll get answers to these questions and more from comics professionals Allyson Rudolph and Steve Colle.

This virtual meeting will be held as a Zoom webinar with automatic live captioning available. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for the presenters and to use text chat to interact with each other.

How to Attend This Event

MEMBERS: New for the 2022–2023 season, all PEN members will receive the access link for this meeting ahead of the event date—no registration required. However, registering does help us know how many attendees to expect.

NONMEMBERS: Registration is required to attend this meeting and closes two hours before the start of the event. Nonmembers may attend up to two free Professional Editors Network meetings before becoming a member, but access to recordings of our meetings is an exclusive benefit of PEN membership.

When you register, you will receive an immediate confirmation email indicating when you will receive the meeting link. If you registered but cannot find your confirmation email, or if you have any questions about this event, contact info@pensite.org.

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September 13, 2022


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Online Event


  • Allyson Rudolph
    Allyson Rudolph

    Allyson Rudolph is the proofreading manager for DC Comics, a dream job she landed after ten years of bouncing around publishing jobs in New York and Washington, DC.

  • Steve Colle
    Steve Colle

    For thirty-plus years, Steve Colle has filled many roles in the comic industry, from retail to writer, teacher to marketer, and editor to consultant. He is the founder and lead of the Comic Book Editors Alliance Facebook group, dedicated to teaching and supporting new editors with help from some of the top comic book editors in the industry.