Professional Membership

SD/PEN membership is open to professional editors and writers at any level of experience and who live anywhere in the world. Annual membership is for a full twelve-month period, regardless of when you join. Your year begins on the date payment is received.

Benefits of Membership

  • Your own listing on our website,, which holds the No. 1 ranking on Google for the search term “San Diego Editor.” Here you can highlight the services you offer, identify your subject matter expertise, and include a link to your own website.
  • Free bimonthly Program Meetings on a wide variety of topics (nonmembers, $10 per meeting).
  • A 15% discount on PerfectIt Pro editing software (an MS Word plugin for Windows PCs only)
  • 10% discount for website-creation and graphic design services from Manifest Creative Studios.
  • Eligibility to participate in SD/PEN's free mentorship program (as either a mentor or mentee).
  • Networking opportunities, support, and potential referrals from other SD/PEN members. Just one job referral can more than pay for your annual membership dues.
  • Access to SD/PEN's newsletter archive.
  • Opportunity to increase your knowledge through continuing educational opportunities (including at least one Saturday workshop).
  • Increased access to clients educated about the value of editorial professionals.
  • Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or in other volunteer capacities.

Available Discounts

Active members of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE) are eligible for a $10 discount on annual SD/PEN membership. Make sure you have your NAIWE member website URL available.


Join or Renew

Standard Annual Membership Dues: $65

(For full twelve-month membership)

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