Being a Tech Editor..

I’ve been knitting since the early 2000s and I’ve been a tech editor since 2013.

I first learnt to knit as a child – I have vague memories of following knitting patterns for my dolls. Knitting didn’t stick with me until my early 20s when I picked it up again at a house party. The following morning I couldn’t remember any of it so I went through all my Mum’s Golden Hands books and taught myself the basics. I knitted swatch after swatch as I was fascinated with the techniques and the different stitch patterns I could produce with just yarn and sticks.

Working as a graphic designer at the time, I went on to study dressmaking and pattern cutting in Brighton. This background is so beneficial to me as a tech editor and relatable to knitting patterns and grading. I later drafted and made my own wedding dress but I haven’t done much sewing in the last few years.

In 2013 I was appointed the the job as tech editor on The Knitter and Simply Knitting magazines. I was quickly checking 40-50 patterns per month, working to tight deadlines and learning new tricks and techniques every day. During my 8 years on the team I gained so much valuable knowledge and experience, which has really helped to shape my skill set and become the editor that I am today.

In 2021 I decided to become an independent tech editor so I could work with a broader range of clients, concentrate more on my own knitting patterns and spend time with my two young children.

These days I have a great selection of clients, to include publishers, magazines, yarn companies and independent designers. If you are interested in working with me or finding out more about what I do, you can see my list of services here and see my recent work here.

my tech editor desk