Tech Editing Services

I can edit knitting and crochet patterns using either UK or US terminology.  The following services apply to both knitting and crochet.

  • Check your pattern against your Style Sheet. 
  • Make sure all abbreviations are listed and clear. 
  • Look for spelling mistakes and consistency with grammar and punctuation. 
  • Make sure the maths is correct in the stitch count, tension and sizing. 
  • Make sure the pattern layout flows logically from section to section. 
  • Ensure your photos, schematics and charts agree with the pattern. 
  • Make sure there is a key for the charts.  
  • Can work from a PDF or Word document, and in Google Docs. 

I charge £25 British Pounds Sterling /$35 USD an hour for all services, including charts and schematics, billed in 15 minute increments.  Below is a rough guide of how long I would expect an edit to take.  

Accessories

  • Simple (1 size, no chart/1 chart) - 0.5 to 1 hour
  • Medium (Multiple sizes and charts, additional techniques) - 1 to 2 hours
  • Complex (Multiple sizes and charts, unusual techniques/construction) - Up to 3 hours

Garments

  • Simple (Simple construction, few sizes, no chart) - 1.5 to 2.5 hours
  • Medium (Multiple sizes and charts, standard construction) - 3 to 4 hours
  • Complex (Multiple sizes and charts, unusual techniques/construction - Up to 5 hours

These times are purely for reference, and could vary from pattern to pattern.

My rates include all edits, plus a final read through after the test knitting/crocheting is completed.  When we are both happy with the pattern (prior to test knitting/crocheting), I will send you an invoice through PayPal.  Finally, when the pattern is released I will showcase it on Instagram.

I also offer competitive rates for a bundle of patterns and books.  Please fill out the form below to find out more.

Do you need help with charts or schematics?  I can help with those too.  I create charts for lacework, cables, brioche and much more using Stitchmastery and vector schematics for clothing and accessories using Inkscape.  Tick the relevant boxes in the form below for more details.  As a rough guide, charts and schematics typically take 15 to 30 minutes to create.  

If you would like any further information or a quote for any, or all, of these services, please fill out the form below.  If you would like a quote, please attach a copy of your pattern.  I will reply within 2 working days.

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