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? This page is filled with info to help you understand my services.

You can see reviews of my tech editing services HERE.

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.

I have experience working with both independent designers as well as publishers and yarn companies. If you would like to see some of my reviews and/or companies I work with you can see my review page. If you would like references please contact me by email.

2 thoughts on “Technical Editing”

    • I do grade as well, but I always recommend the designer do as many of the sizes as they can so that there would be a clear understanding of how the sizing should/will be laid out. Then I could add missing sizes based on what’s already there. Does that make sense?

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