Technical Editing Services

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TECHNICAL EDITING


You are the hero of design, and I am your sidekick to support you through the pattern process. I look forward to the team we’ll create!

Let me assist you in checking:

  • Correct usage of English language
  • Pattern language consistency
  • Checking finished measurements against pattern measurements and stitch counts
  • Comparing written instructions to charts for consistency
  • Ensuring pattern style meets the Craft Yarn Council’s Yarn Standards and/or your personal style

 


INVESTMENT


I strive to be a reliable source to assist you through pattern publishing. As such, your payment is an investment in our relationship.

Your investment: I ask for $20 per hour, with a 30 minute minimum charge ($10). I bill by 15 minute increments after the initial 30 minutes. I use PayPal for all transactions.

Included in your investment:

  • I offer a rate cap at 3 hours — this means if your pattern takes more than 3 hours on the initial edit, I only charge up to 3 hours
  • Turnaround time of 3-5 days
  • A second review of your pattern before publishing
  • Support for pattern upon release and for life if questions arise
  • When released, your pattern photo shared on my Instagram and Facebook accounts

Ask me about my new client discount! To get started, email me at anna “at” aersknits.com or fill out the Contact Form at the bottom of this page. After I see your pattern, I will give you a specific estimate for time and cost.

General estimate of time:

  • Small accessories: 0.5 to 1.5 hours
  • Shawls or accessories with multiple sizes: 1 to 2.5 hours
  • Garments: 1.5 to 3+ hours

 


OTHER SERVICES


Proofreading patterns is offered at a discounted price of $15 per pattern and does not include review of math or consistency of written instructions and charted instructions; it is a review of appearance, style, and grammar.

“Emergency” / last minute tech editing is available at a charge of $25 per hour. If I am not able to meet your deadline, I will let you know before we move ahead with the emergency service.

I also collaborate with designers on special pricing for multiple patterns, including e-books and physical book editing.

Grading services will be offered early 2018. Contact me to get on my waitlist for a special introductory offer!

Email me at anna “at” aersknits.com or fill out the Contact Form at the bottom of this page to let me know about your upcoming project.

 


TESTIMONIALS AND CLIENTS


“Thank you Anna! You are a total lifesaver. You caught so much!! I will definitely be sending all my patterns your way going forward.” -Chrissy Graham

“Thanks to you.. love to work with you…” -Marcela Chang

“Wow, thank you so much for your awesome work! This is what I was looking for! Thank you!” – Amelia Putri

“I’m so thankful, and I don’t think I can put this into words how grateful I am to you. THANK YOU.” -Josiah Bain

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS


As a native English speaker, I find great joy in assisting all kinds of knitting designers. I started knitting in around 2000 – my sister taught me how to cast on, knit, purl, yarn over, and bind off. From there, I got my hands on every knitting book I could! Once I discovered Ravelry, I published a few patterns and began test knitting for other designers. Then I began to edit patterns for designers in 2015. I have completed Joeli’s “Learn to Tech Edit” online course, which is a popular self-paced course for learning the intricacies for editing patterns. Now I am nearing 100 edited patterns!

I have postsecondary degrees in Psychology (BS) and Educational Leadership (MAEd). While in college, I took a special interest in learning the many citation styles within research. I relate this level of detail to the enjoyment I have while reading knitting patterns! I also work at a college as an academic advisor….I can’t get enough of education!

Within my personal knitting projects, I always have at least one sweater on my needles. I enter projects in the Minnesota State Fair each summer, and I am the proud winner of a few blue ribbons (most from sweaters, of course!).

Tech editing allows me to combine my love of knitting along with finding great joy and excitement in assisting knitwear designers. I truly love helping my clients prepare their patterns for publication, and I am so thankful everyday for the opportunity to collaborate with designers across the world.

Other professional experience:

  • Member of Minnesota Knitters’ Guild since 2011
  • Knitting class teaching experience through community education and Shepherd’s Harvest since 2010:
    • Learn to Knit
    • Learn to Knit (in about an hour!)
    • Sock Knitting 101
    • Hat Knitting 101
    • Learn to Knit a Sweater

 


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