Tech Editing

My Services

Depending on your needs, I can offer a range of tech editing services suited to you. These include:

  • Copyediting and proofing documents, features, how to’s and masterclasses
  • Technical pattern checking
  • House styling
  • Size inclusive pattern grading for garments and accessories
  • Pattern writing from given specifications
  • Pattern layouts and schematics
  • Knitting charts
  • Photo shoot assistance and advice

Please feel free to drop me a line to discuss your requirements from a technical editor. We can chat via email, phone or video call, whichever you are most comfortable with.

During our initial conversation we can determine what you are after and how you prefer to work, whether that is Microsoft Word or using PDFs, email or Dropbox/Google Sheets etc. I mainly work with Word, Excel, InDesign, Illustrator and Stitchmastery but I am open to suggestions!

Some more about Tech Editing..

We all have different writing style preferences and part of my job as a technical editor is to make them consistent for each client. I read through the knitting pattern first and make sure it follows a logical process before checking any charts and numbers. Is the tension right? Do the stitch patterns fit into the stitch count? Are there instructions for every piece? Will the project come out the right size? I work most of the answers out in Excel and make notes, discuss them with the designer and make the necessary adjustments. 

Most people think that tech editing is knitting all the things – it’s not! It’s mostly maths based and I have a series of spreadsheets that I could not be without.

Technical editing is my passion – I LOVE a good puzzle and I’m keen to make knitting patterns easier for everyone to follow!

Recent patterns I have worked on