Are you looking for a Technical Editor for your knitting patterns? Please feel free to contact me at Holly(at)SillyLittleLady(dot)com or under SillyLittleLady on Ravelry
- check for spelling and grammar mistakes
- make sure that everything flows together coherently and consistently
- make sure that abbreviations have been explained
- make sure that basic calculations are accurate
- make sure that charts and schematics match with the pattern
- check efficient use of space
I’ve been knitting for more than 15 years and designing my own projects the entire time. My first design was published about 5 years ago and I haven’t stopped since. I have strong mathematical abilities and having gone to an Engineering school for college, these strengths have been honed for the engineering of knitwear. English is always something that I studied fiercely, grammar and spelling mistakes irk me to no end and I always have a red pen in my head when I read essays written by classmates, colleagues and publications.
Rates and Details
I charge $25/hr for Technical Editing with a $10 minimum for services. Large, complex patterns (sweaters, intricate shawls, etc) typically take about 2 hours, while smaller or simpler patterns can take as little as 30 or 45 minutes. I’m happy to give an estimate before starting work if you’d prefer. I’ll never exceed the estimate given without first consulting you.
My preferred payment method is via Paypal although I am flexible to other arrangements if required.
I prefer to work with PDF documents using sticky notes and comments but will also edit Word documents using Track Changes.
Please contact me with any questions or comments you may have! This page is still a work in progress and I may have skipped a few details.
Patterns I’ve Edited (in no particular order):