I will happily edit crochet, Tunisian crochet, knit, and sewing patterns. I don’t do brioche, Fair Isle, or double knit, so won’t edit those, but can help you with just about anything else, from accessories and amigurumi to clothing.
Here’s an incomplete list of what I’ll check on your pattern while I’m editing it:
- check all the math (including stitch counts, sizing, gauge, dimensions, schematics, yarn requirements for all sizes, etc.)
- check all charts and schematics for accuracy
- compare written and charted instructions to make sure they match
- check style and formatting against your style sheet or, if you don’t have one, check for consistency throughout (decimals vs. fractions, punctuation, bolding, abbreviations and capitalization, etc.)
- check for grammatical errors
- check for typographical errors
- check whether tutorials and special instructions are easy to follow
- make sure all materials and notions are listed
- make sure all abbreviations are listed
How does this process work?
Contact me using the form below and I’ll get right back to you. We’ll determine the scope of the work you need done and a timeline. I’ll send you my client agreement, written in plain English and outlining the details of what we’ve discussed for your project. You will sign and return the contract and a deposit for half of the fee.
You will then email me the pattern files in LibreOffice, Word, or PDF format, as well as all charts, schematics, and your style sheet, if you have one. I’ll make my edits with track changes on or in comments and send back the files to you. If needed, you’ll make changes and send the file back to me. We’ll keep doing the edit this way until you’re satisfied with the final result. I’ll then send you an invoice for the second half of the bill.
Pattern schematic creation
Pattern schematics give details at a glance for your patterns. I can easily create schematics for crocheting, knitting, or sewing patterns, in both imperial and metric measurements. You’ll receive a scalable vector graphic file that can be easily imported and resized without losing resolution.
Pattern chart creation
Charts to accompany written instructions make your patterns accessible to more crafters. I can easily create charts for crocheting (including Tunisian) or knitting patterns using standardized symbols. You’ll receive a scalable vector graphic file that can be easily imported and resized without losing resolution.
Style sheet creation
Styles sheets help you keep track of the formatting and layout choices you’ve made for your patterns, helping brand your designs in a recognizable manner. Using a style sheet helps you keep presentation of your designs consistent from pattern to pattern, which encourages customers to keep buying them because they know your patterns are available in a format they’re comfortable with.
A style sheet will quickly pay for itself by speeding up the process (read: lowering the cost) of editing and layout, because many of the decisions on how to present different parts of a pattern have already been made. Therefore, your technical editor or layout designer can refer to the style sheet for most answers, rather than having to wait for a reply to an email for each one.
I will send you a PDF file of your pattern that’s ready for you to upload it wherever you sell your patterns. A style sheet speeds up this process a lot, making turn around possible in hours instead of days.
How much does this cost?
Please view the rates page for more information. An estimate of the total cost will be emailed to you before any work begins. There is a minimum charge of $15, and hourly services are charged in fifteen-minute increments. A 50% deposit is required before any work begins. Contact me using the form below to get started.