Clients tell me I have a great eye for detail, and that comes from almost 30 years as a proofreader and a copy editor. No one can successfully edit their own work to find every error, so I will be your second set of eyes. I will work cooperatively with you, so your pattern will be easily understandable, grammatically and mathematically correct, and a joy for your customers to knit.
Some of the basic services I offer are:
- checking your pattern carefully for spelling and mathematical errors
- correcting stitch counts
- ensuring chart/written instruction correspondence
- reviewing your pattern for completeness (did you forget an abbreviation?)
Pattern types I edit:
Shawls, cowls, socks, scarves, hats, headbands, mittens, wrist warmers, toys/animals, accessories, blankets/afghans, dishcloths, washcloths
Techniques/stitches I edit:
Beginner/intermediate knitting, cable, lace, colorwork, simple shaping
My review will make sure your pattern is clear, complete, consistent and accurate. I will edit:
Pricing, Format and Turnaround Time
I charge US$25 per hour, with a one-hour minimum, and after that in 15-minute intervals, with a free review after you have incorporated the edits. I prefer to use PayPal for payment. My usual turnaround time is five days, frequently less, and if you need it sooner, I can usually get it done. Contact me anytime for a free estimate!
I can edit PDFs using the Comments feature or Word documents using Track Changes. I will send you a document with instructions if you are unfamiliar with these functions. After you review and incorporate the edits, you can send the pattern back to me for a final review at no charge. You are encouraged to contact me with questions at any time.
I will put myself in the knitter's shoes and edit your pattern so it's easily understood, free of grammatical and other errors (such as duplication of phrases), and conforms to standard American English. This review is particularly valuable for non-native speakers. However, if you request that other types of English spelling be preserved, I will not flag it. It's important to understand that I will not change anything on your patterns; my job is to point out what needs to be changed and let you decide.