I am looking for a tech editor that can support me in producing professional knitting and crochet patterns.
Some words about my work
I write patterns in English and German for garments, accessories and other items. Difficulty varies from beginner to advanced/experienced. I sometimes combine knitting and crochet techniques in the same pattern.
I grade/measure everything in the metric system and then provide the equivalent measurements also in the imperial system. I grade garments from 9 to 12 sizes. Accessories are graded from 1 to 3 sizes.
I have developed a specific pattern writing style that I follow for both knitting and crochet, including the appropriate glossary (abbreviations, phrases). I use abbreviated and charted instructions, schematics, annotated images (no videos so far).
You can find the full list of published patterns on Ravelry.
What I am looking for
- editing text in the English language – German would be a plus, but is not required.
- checking if the pattern writing style is applied properly: is there consistency? are there any errors?
- checking the logic of the instructions for clarity and validity: are they understandable? do they produce the desired outcome?
- understanding of how sizing / grading works.
- the ability to cross check all calculations and measurements.
- checking charts, schematics, images for consistency and errors.
- very detail-oriented editing: like checking spaces, commas, dots.
What I am offering
- location-independent work (only requirement is to be able to collaborate online).
- fixed hourly payment rate in one of the following currencies: CHF, EUR, USD (your choice).
- part-time engagement: approx. 1-2 patterns per month
The application process
If you are interested in the position please send me an email at email@example.com, with a few words about yourself and your previous tech editing experience. Some short examples of tech editing would be very appreciated.
I would also like to know what is your average editing time for a simple pattern (beginner friendly, one size) and a intermediate pattern (average difficulty, multiple sizes).
Upon receipt of your email, I will send you the hourly payment rate and some examples of pattern styling from my side.
After reviewing this information, if both of us are still interested, then we will have a 45-60 minute interview online or in person. I have a simple pattern ready that can be used as a “test drive”. I think this is a good opportunity for both sides to experience the editing process and see how it works.
If you have any questions, of course do mention them in your email.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this position and looking forward to your application! 🙂