I am very pleased and excited to announce that I now offer Tech Editing services for knitting and crochet designers.
You might be thinking -
why do I need a Tech Editor? Well the
answer is simple - if you want super clear patterns that are a joy to work from, easy to read and charts that are clear and concise, then you need a Tech Editor. Maybe you need help converting your patterns into charts or help with your Style Sheet - I can help with that too.
Having been taught to knit and crochet as a young child, I have almost 50 years experience in both crafts. Although I enjoy both, my first love is always knitting - In fact it's my obsession! My particular specialities are lacework, cables and colourwork. I have taught many successful knitting workshops over the years and host a Knitting Surgery at my Knit and Natter group and always receive very favourable feedback.
My day job for many years has been book-keeping, so spreadsheets and numbers don't scare me. With an eye for detail, I work in a methodical and organised way and I am used to working to deadlines. I am friendly and approachable and always happy to help.
Check your pattern against your Style Sheet
Make sure all abbreviations are listed and clear
Look for spelling mistakes and consistency with grammar and punctuation
Make sure the maths is correct in the stitch count, tension and sizing
Make sure the pattern layout flows logically from section to section
Ensure your photos, schematics and charts agree with the pattern
Make sure there is a key for the charts
Can work from a PDF or Word document
I can also provide...
Charts from written patterns using StitchMastery
Style Sheets to help with consistency in your patterns
Preferred patterns to edit - any accessories, including...
I am currently only editing patterns for knitted and crocheted accessories - no garments. I especially love to edit lace, cable and colourwork patterns. Please note the charting service is for knitting patterns only.
Over the years I have worked on many patterns some perfectly written, some not so perfect. Let me help you create the former, not the latter and make your patterns the best they can possibly be!
Please contact me for any other information and my charges and rates.