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— Tech editing —
A fresh set of eyes can be just what you need to elevate your patterns for publication. Releasing patterns with accurate numbers, readable charts, clear instructions, consistent language, and good punctuation will let knitters focus on your amazing designs, and keep them coming back for more. Then you'll have more time to focus on your next piece.
When you send me a pattern for tech editing I'll be:
~ checking all numbers for accuracy
~ checking that all necessary abbreviations are included and defined
~ making sure your size ranges reflect industry standard sizing
~ comparing your pattern to your style sheet for consistency (if you'd like help developing a style sheet, I'm happy to assist!)
~ reading through all instructions for clarity and consistency
~ comparing any charts with written directions to make sure they match up, as well as checking for accuracy
"Melanie has been my tech editor from the beginning of my serious pattern writing days and I don't know what I'd do without her. Her fantastic eye for detail, creativity in wording and meticulous math checking are an invaluable resource for me."
Chelsea Berkompas (Chelsea Berkompas Design)