Technical Editing Services

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Why should I have my pattern go through Technical Editing?

 

Technical Editing (sometimes called Tech Editing) is a comprehensive, extensive review of your quilt pattern to ensure it is as concise, accurate, and user-friendly as possible. I can offer a pair of fresh eyes on your pattern and support you in minimizing the risk of errors, making sure your pattern is ready for your customers. Well-written patterns make happy customers and happy customers lead to more sales!

When I tech edit your pattern, my review will include the following:

* Proofreading and editing the written instruction for spelling, grammar, punctuation and consistency

* Making sure the language uses industry standard terminology

* Checking fabric requirements

* Verifying cutting instructions and making sure they are understandable

* A complete review all quilt math, including finished block and quilt sizes

* Do the diagrams and illustrations match the steps?
* Is the pattern easy to follow? Do the instructions make sense, or could it be phrased in a different way?

* Looking at the pattern as a whole. Does it flow well? Do the headers make sense?

* Appropriate language for skill level

* Overall coaching for pattern writing

Are you ready? Here's how it works......

  • Fill out the form below to contact me and we'll get you on the schedule.

  • Once the first draft of the pattern is complete, BEFORE you send to testers, you will send me a PDF copy of the pattern for review. 

  • Turnaround time is usually 3 - 5 working days.

  • I’ll send back your PDF with edits and a spreadsheet with suggestions. I'll also attach additional  diagrams if I think they might help.

  • Edits will include not only suggested revisions, but also the WHY behind them and in some cases HOW to improve.

  • Billing is included on the spreadsheet in 15 minute increments; rates available upon request.

  • 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.

Sound good?

Let's get started!

I’d love to help elevate your patterns and business to the next level!

YES! I would like my pattern to be tech edited!

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