I have a pattern design idea but have no clue where to start!
2/1/23 - We are currently not taking new appointments for ghost writing. Please check back again soon.
Lisa has done several patterns for me and they have worked so well! She is easy to work with, has great communication, and writes in a very explanatory way.
Does that sound like you? All those designs are floating through your head but getting the instructions down on paper seem daunting? Or you just don't have enough time in the day to get it all done?
If so, then a Ghost Writer is for you! I can take someone's design and turn it into a fully-written pattern including diagrams, and I love doing it.
Generally, a client will provide the quilt design and rough sizing, as well as the color scheme and desired number of sizes, and I’ll take it from there. If you have notes or design files in EQ8, even better! I will write and use digital diagrams, put it into a PDF document, then you can place it in your pattern template (or, if you need it, I can do that as well) to make great files for printing or downloading. You will retain full rights and authorship of the pattern.
If you have a particular formatting style you would like to use, I'm open to that. If not, I write in a very logical and detailed format, making it easy-to-follow for your customers. But remember, this is YOUR pattern, so if you want changes, we can work together to get it the way YOU want. My goal is to have the pattern written in your voice with everything you want included.
The fine print stuff:
Billing is included on a spreadsheet invoice in 15 minute increments; rates available upon request. Minimum amount billed is 30 min.
The work can be concluded at that stage, but many clients will generally make their changes and come back for a quick check for the updated pattern (billed at the same rates).
I will present an invoice with the final pattern edits; please pay it within 48 hours. It can be paid via Paypal or Venmo (your choice).
We agree to keep each other’s work and intellectual property completely confidential. I do not need credit for writing and will not discuss clientele without permission.
Note: once I provide a final draft, I recommend sending it to a separate tech editor. I cannot effectively tech edit a pattern I have written.
Right from the start, I knew Lisa and I were going to get along great and that my pattern ideas no matter at what stage they were in, she is able to make them each into a beautiful visual reality. I also appreciate the collaborative approach we have to our check-ins and couldn't be even happier! There is a huge value in knowing that I can trust and turn over the ghost pattern writing technical pieces to Lisa so I can focus on other elements of my creative processes. Her skills with instructional block designs and step-by-step instructions are top-notch! It’s a win-win for us quilt pattern designers and quilt entrepreneurs in this field.