Tech EditingBy Cool wool designs
WHY USE A TECH EDITOR?
You may already be selling knitting and crochet patterns. If you are, ask yourself a few questions:
- Are your patterns in a consistent style?
- Do you get many queries from pattern testers, or those who buy your patterns?
- Do you want to put forward a design to a magazine for publishing?
- Do you want your patterns to stand out?
- Do you want to build a reputation for having easy to follow patterns?
If you want to achieve any of the above then a good Tech Editor can help!
Tech Editing Services
I have been a Tech Editor for over ten years and work for many yarn companies, including Rowan and Stylecraft, various UK magazines such as Let’s Knit, as well as book publishers such as Search and Dorling Kindersley, and individual designers.
I offer a full knitting and crochet tech editing service that includes pattern, chart and schematics checking, or I can create charts and schematics for you. I can also grade garments for multiple sizes and calculate yarn amounts based on your sample size.
I will make sure your patterns are presented in a logical way using your own ‘voice’ or style. I cover all techniques – for example, for knitting: brioche, fairisle, intarsia, entrelac, cables, lace and more; for crochet: any stitch patterns, tunisian, mosaic, working in the round, working flat and more.
I can check all garment types from socks to jumpers and sweaters in multiple sizes; accessories: blankets, cushions, bags, hats; any baby items, toys and so on.
Tech editing Services
Want more info?
Why not use my contact page, Facebook or Instagram to have a chat about the process involved? I can provide an initial quote based on your requirements and we can take it from there.
“We really value Carol’s experience and skill as a technical editor – it gives us the reassurance that the patterns will come back consistent and accurate. She always works to her deadlines and is consistently reliable. Carol always takes pride in her work, enjoying the projects she pattern checks. She communicates well and raises sensible queries.”