Professional membership

SD/PEN membership is open to professional and student editors and writers at any level of experience and who live anywhere in the world. Annual membership is for a full 12-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).
  • Discounts on special workshops and networking events.
  • Exclusive member discounts:
    • 30% discount on annual subscription price for PerfectIt Pro editing software.
    • 10% discount on the AI for Editors with editor, educator, and coach Erin Servais.
    • 20% discount on Club‸Ed instructor-led or self-paced freelance editing courses.
    • 20% discount on the award winning Networking for Freelance Editors by Brittany Dowdle and Linda Rugger.
    • 30% discount on Editor’s Affirmation Cards, lovingly assembled by former SD/PEN President, Nadia Geagea Pupa.
    • Coming soon: discounted Chicago Manual of Style Online subscriptions.
  • 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 workshops.
  • Increased access to clients educated about the value of editorial professionals.
  • Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors or in other volunteer capacities.