PENCON is the only annual Christian conference for editors and proofreaders. This year’s interactive virtual conference features general sessions with our keynote speaker, Jim Watkins, and 21 workshops with industry professionals such as Barb Barnes from Baker Publishing Group, Larry Leech from Iron Stream Media, and Thomas Umstattd from Author Media. Early registration for the …

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Karin Beery

A life-long reader and writer, Karin wrote a novel in 2007 after her husband’s cancer diagnosis. As she pursued publication she realized the truth—she knew nothing about the publishing industry. That realization started a five-year education that birthed a love for writing and editing. Along the way she met copywriting, and she was hooked.


THE GAP BETWEEN WRITING AND PUBLISHING CAN MAKE YOU FEEL CRAZY. Hope*writers helps writers balance the art of writing and the business of publishing without feeling lost, discouraged, or overwhelmed.

Courtney Lasater

Courtney Lasater is the editor of the Keys for Kids devotional, a daily devotional for kids ages 6-12 that is published in print, audio, and online/app formats. She graduated from Calvin College and has over a decade of experience in Christian publishing and retail.