Tech Editing

TECH EDITING

Teamwork

You pour your heart into your craft; I make sure everyone can see it at its best. We work together, each bringing our own strengths to the table, to make your pattern the best it can be. You come up with the design; I make sure your pattern does it justice. And every pattern we work on makes me a better editor for you, and you a better designer.

A client's perspective

Since working with you I’ve had happy test knitters and accurate patterns.

Janukke Strickdesign

View Janukke Strickdesign’s case study for greater insight into how we work together (PDF, 500 words, 1.8MB)

My customers have often given me feedback that my patterns are well written and I have James to thank for that. He does find everything with his eagle eyes!

Knitway Sweden

Time to talk specifics

I will pore over every detail of your knitting pattern to make sure it is accurate and accessible. This includes, but is not limited to:

gauge
does it match your schematic and stitch/row counts?
garment sizing
do they match your schematic, and are they reasonable?
charts
do they match the instructions, have a complete key?
instructions
are they clear, consistent, and readable?
images
is what you see what you get?
layout
does the knitter know where to look and what everything means?

Then I will give you complete and thorough feedback, with clear explanations and suggestions where applicable. You’ll have everything you need to transform your pattern and feel confident about sending it out into the world.

How long does it take?

The time taken to get a pattern ready will obviously vary, but I aim to get back to you with an update after 3 working days. I will confirm all timelines with you as we go along, and if you have a fixed deadline you are working to, let me know as soon as possible to ensure final delivery is made in good time.

What does it cost?

My rate is £20 per hour, billed in increments of 0.1 hours.

I change my rates on 1 October each year, to reflect my level of skill and experience, and the current economy.

GET IN TOUCH

I'm currently accepting new clients, so whether you're an experienced designer, new to working with a tech editor, or new to designing as a whole - pop me a message and I'll help you take the next step.