PLEASE NOTE: I am not taking on new editing clients until after January 1, 2018. Please click here for more information.
My primary goal is to help you make your knitting pattern the best it can be. I specialize in garment patterns (traditional, seamless, or modular construction) and accessories for the head, hands, and neck. I do not edit sock patterns or brioche—contact me for a list of my colleagues who do.
My technical edit will ensure that your pattern is accurate, clear, and consistent. I check:
- all numbers
- stitch counts
- stitch patterns
- written instructions
- charts and graphics
- language style and usage
I also provide suggestions from a knitter’s perspective to improve
What I do not do is restructure, change, or correct any errors in your pattern; I only note what needs to be addressed before publishing.
Other services: I can help you create a style sheet that will speed up your future design processes and editing times; I am also skilled at generating charts from written instructions and I can provide line-by-line instructions from a chart you have already made; and I can make a line-drawn schematic for your pattern that is to scale.
I am happy to work on all types of computer files and can easily transfer files through email or Dropbox. After reviewing your pattern, I will send you an estimate of charges and will always contact you if the job is taking longer than expected.
I love to work with both new and experienced designers. You are the right client for me if you like to design more complex patterns that showcase unusual construction and advanced techniques, and you need an editor who will encourage and help you while offering great suggestions that clarify, improve, and fine tune your pattern.
“Sarah is friendly, efficient, professional, and accountable.” Ambah O’Brien
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Tech editing is an investment in your reputation as a designer. Contact me to reserve your place on my editing calendar.