Waiting for Rain by Softsweater

Waiting for Rain by Softsweater

The Sunlight Shawl for Sad People

The Sunlight Shawl for Sad People

Joy by Softsweater

Joy by Softsweater

A Certain Darkness... by Softsweater

A Certain Darkness... by Softsweater

Authenticity by Softsweater

Authenticity by Softsweater

Shine! by Softsweater

Shine! by Softsweater

December by Softsweater

December by Softsweater

Waiting for Rain Hack by Softsweater

Waiting for Rain Hack by Softsweater

Nicola Hodges

Technical Editing

Are you a new designer just starting out? Have you been publishing patterns for a while now but want to bring your design business to the next stage in quality and professionalism? Whatever stage of the pattern design journey you're at, you need a tech editor!

 

I came to tech editing with 5+ years of experience working at my LYS, providing pattern support for countless knitters, often helping to clarify and correct difficult to understand and sometimes inaccurate patterns, as well as becoming familiar with a wide variety of techniques and constructions. Through this I found a love of picking apart instructions, dissecting unusual construction and figuring out what a pattern really means, and then what the best way to convey that really is. I have honed my skills through Joeli Caparco's technical editing course and since then have started working with designers on many single patterns as well as book projects. 

 

My main goal as a tech editor is to make your life easier, to make sure the beautiful design you've created can really be realized through your instructions while still maintaining your unique style and voice. 

 

Want to know a little more about what a tech editor does and why you need one? Joeli Caparco has a great post about that here.

 

Technical editing services include:

 

Standard services

 

I check for completeness, accuracy, sizing, clarity, and consistency, as well as looking for and noting any grammar or spelling mistakes. 


 

Additional services

 

  • Create charts from written instructions, or written instructions from charts using Stitch Mastery.


 

I'm happy to give you an estimate on how long I think a project will take and I will never exceed the estimate without first consulting with you. Last review before publishing is always free. 

 

Contact for more information or a quote on your next project! 

 

tinyislandtextiles@gmail.com