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Technical Editing Services

For knitting, crochet, and Tunisian crochet designers

3/4 of a crochet square is shown. The square is solid double crochet in spirals that alternate navy blue and other colors. So far the alternate colors are a light blue multi and a red/pink multi.

What does a tech editor do?

As a technical editor, I check designers' patterns for grammatical errors, mathematical errors, clarity of writing, and adherence to the designer's stylistic standards.

My goal is to help you, as a designer, remove errors from your patterns but retain your unique pattern-writing voice.

I want to encourage you in your process, cheer your successes, and help you publish the best pattern you possibly can!

What types of patterns do I edit?

I edit knitting, crochet, and Tunisian crochet patterns.

I'm willing to consider any editing job, but the categories of my expertise are as follows:

  • Cables
  • Lace
  • Socks
  • Shawls
  • Other Accessories

Garments, or items with brioche are edited on a case-by-case basis.

If you send a pattern for a quote and I feel it is beyond my skill or I do not have an opening in my schedule to take on your project, I will happily recommend colleagues who are qualified to edit your pattern.

Technical Qualifications

I have a BS in 6-12th grade English education; part of my training in that course of study was how to teach others to write clearly and concisely.

I also worked during college as an editor in the school's writing lab, which gave me practice in helping others refine their writing.

Since that time, I have continued to improve my editing skills by completing the Technical Editing and Garment Grading courses offered by The Tech Editor Hub.

Fiber Arts Qualifications

I have been designing patterns for over 10 years. My designs focus on explorative techniques and skill-teaching, so I am very comfortable with a wide variety of skills and techniques, but also know what goes into self-publishing a pattern.

I understand what it is to be an independent pattern writer because I am one!

My Editing Process

  1. You contact me with the pattern you're interested in having edited. I give you a price estimate and a time frame in which I can complete the edit.
  2. If you are comfortable with the quote and the time frame, you send me the pattern. I prefer to edit directly on a PDF, but can also edit on MS Word, Google Docs, etc.
  3. I edit your pattern. If I find egregious or cascading errors, I will stop and let you correct them rather than continuing to run the clock.
  4. I send back the pattern for you to make corrections.

Steps 3-4 are repeated as necessary until you are satisfied with the pattern.

Lastly, you have the option to send me the pattern for a free, final check once you have made all the necessary corrections.


My rate is $35/hour, tracked to the minute with a time clock.

I do not round up the time I spend working on your patterns, nor do I have a minimum rate or length of time spent per pattern.

Total fee will vary from project to project and I will always give you a price quote to agree to before any editing work is done.

Below is a list of how long it may take me to edit a pattern type.

Hats & Small Accessories (simple patterning, up to 3 sizes): 45 minutes

Hats & Small Accessories (complex patterning, 4+ sizes): 1-1.5 hours

Garments: 1.5-5+ hours depending on number of sizes, complexity of patterning, construction, and more.

Want to work with me?

If you have more questions or are ready to start the editing process, please get in touch!

I'm a friendly editor and am happy to work with both new and experienced designers.