Technical Editing

 

Please note:  My current turn-around time is approx. 48 – 72 hours, depending on length and detail of pattern(s). 

 

Are you a crochet designer looking for a technical editor?

 

Please see my FAQ or email me to get started. I also have some tips for streamlining the process here.

 

I will tech edit, copy edit, & proofread your pattern for you.  I work in Microsoft Word, and Mac Pages.  

 

I can also help you develop your own style guide.

 

As your crochet tech editor,  I will do the follow:

  • check all math.
  • check sizing & gauge.
  • check all stitch counts for accuracy.
  • check the finished dimensions against the gauge given.
  • check the pattern against the schematics (if you have them).
  • check schematics and/or charts for accuracy.
  • check yarn requirements for different sizes.
  • check any and all tutorials, or special instructions, and make sure they are easy to follow.

 

I will also: 

  • make sure all supplies are listed.
  • check for consistency. Everything from formatting, headings, and everything else included through to the end.
  • check for grammatical errors.
  • make sure pattern style and/or language is consistent throughout.
  • make sure rows and/or rounds are noted correctly.
  • make sure all punctuation is correct.
  • check and make sure gauge is always done in “inches x sts by y rows = 4 in.”
  • check that the use of fractions or decimals is consistent.
  • check use of abbreviations & capitalization for consistency.
  • check that all abbreviations you have used are listed.

 

Below are some of the patterns and designers I have worked with. I am also one of the tech editor for Interweave Crochet Magazine. If you would like references please contact me by email.