Tech editing

I take huge satisfaction from turning a confusing or inaccurate pattern into one that makers will find easy to understand and enjoy completing.

Experience is probably my most valuable asset – in my eight years as a tech editor I’ve seen just about everything! However, I also use spreadsheets, intelligent charting software and detailed industry sizing and grading standards to help me thoroughly assess every part of each pattern or tutorial I work on.

I offer the following services:

  • Pattern writing
  • Grading
  • Technical editing
  • Vintage pattern re-writes, grading and technical editing
  • Pattern layout (InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Image editing (Photoshop)
  • Charts (Illustrator, Stitchmastery)
  • Schematics (Illustrator, Inkscape)
  • Proofing
  • House style creation or reformat
  • Guidance documents to improve overall pattern writing

I prefer to take a collaborative, long-term approach to tech editing. As well as tackling the pattern in question, my aim is always to help the designer I am working with improve their overall pattern writing skills and accuracy – if they need to!

My most recent major project was Anna Maltz’ new book, which comes out in February 2018.

Regular clients include Knit Now magazine, The Knitter magazine and Simply Knitting magazine, plus a number of independents and yarn companies.

Over the years I’ve worked with many inspiring people, including Anniken Allis, Jennie Atkinson, Barb Brown, Sian Brown, Amanda Crawford, Susan Crawford, Kaffe Fassett, Carol Feller, Katya Frankel, Judy Furlong, Todd Gocken, Sarah Hatton, Sachiyo Ishii, Sasha Kagan, Brandon Mably, Annie Modesitt, Kyoko Nakayoshi, Eline Oftedal, Hitomi Shida, Jane Sowerby, Martin Storey, Vibe Ulrik and Karie Westermann.