Calling all Designers
I offer a full knitting and crocheting Tech Editing Service
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.
been taught to knit and crochet as a young child, I have almost 50 years
experience in both crafts. Although I
enjoy both and edit 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 and crocheting workshops over the years and
host a Knitting Surgery at my Knit and Natter group and always receive very
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.
your pattern against your Style Sheet.
- Make sure all abbreviations are listed and clear.
for spelling mistakes and consistency with grammar and punctuation.
sure the maths is correct in the stitch count, tension and sizing.
sure the pattern layout flows logically from section to section
your photos, schematics and charts agree with the pattern.
- Make sure there is a key for the charts.
work from a PDF or Word document.
I can also provide...
from written patterns using StitchMastery (knitting only).
- Style Sheets to help with consistency in your patterns.
Whilst I make every effort to edit patterns as accurately as I can, mistakes can happen. If you have a problem with a pattern I’ve edited or find a mistake I want to hear about it! Please email me, with a copy of the pattern detailing the problem so that we can work together to resolve it as quickly as possible.
You can contact me here for any other information about tech editing, including my charges and rates and for pattern support.
Tech Editing Reviews......
reviewed my e-course and had several helpful suggestions and things I hadn't
considered. She also found some errors and suggested ways to improve
parts that were unclear. She was quick to respond and I was very happy
with her feedback. Rachel Gibbs, Knitting Pattern Designer.
very professional and thorough in her edits. She helped with consistency
throughout the pattern in both the written and charted sections. She was
able to identify errors I had overlooked between sizes. I am very happy
with her attention to detail and feedback. I will happily be calling upon
Linda for future tech editing needs. Laura Peters, Knitting Pattern
wonderful to work with! Quick
turn-around time and very good at what she does. KnitCrate will definitely be working with
Linda in the future. Cristi, KnitCrate.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Linda has tech edited two knitting patterns for me and I’m very impressed with her work which combines accuracy with a speedy turn-around. She spotted several errors and omissions in the row-by-row written instructions and also suggested visual changes that make the patterns more cohesive. I heartily recommend Linda to any knitting and crochet designers in search of a professional tech editor. Jan Eaton, Knitting & Crochet Pattern Designer.