Common Typos in Crochet (and other places)

Up next in my Tips from a Tech Editor series: Inconsistencies and incorrect word usage. There are several things that designers and pattern writers can do in their patterns to help them look more professional. Since I am coming from a scientific higher education background, my awareness of these inconsistencies is heightened. Consistency is vital […]

2018 A Year in Review

My first full and proper year of professional tech editing is completed. My first real paid job was in the summer of 2017. But I’ll consider 2018 my first year of tech editing because that’s when the website was created (here’s the first ever blog post) and when I started seriously self promoting as a […]

Explaining Bulk Tech Edit

Sorry about that last post, error from the tablet. But I really did want to take a minute or two to explain this whole bulk tech edit thing to you.  I know it can seem  confusing on the surface. Standard tech edit pricing is to charge per hour with each pattern.  My rate is $25/hour. […]

2018 craft fair update

Two big craft fairs are done and past and my feet hurt! I was at the 37th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts show here in the Brazos Valley. I did well. Not as good as some years but well enough. There were 3 booths with solid crochet. Plus st least 2 or 3 more booths […]

Holiday Blog Update

Wow, have I really not blogged since October??  What’s been happening?  Well, Thanksgiving.  How was yours?  Don’t know about American Thanksgiving?  Don’t worry, tell me about your November.  Ours is going well and I suppose I’ve just been busy busy and haven’t thought about adding to this blog! Does that happen to you?  One aspect […]

How to Crochet Thin-Thick Art Yarn

HOW DO I USE THIS???  Let me help you in this explanation for using thin-thick yarns.  Also good for pompom yarn, thick slubby yarn, anything that goes from extremely thin to having thick blobs of yarn. I love art yarns.  I’m attracted to them for some reason.  I just love how interesting they look.  Then […]

CGOA Membership Drive Discount

  October is CGOA Membership month and they are offering a discount and a bunch of amazing prizes.  Click here for my personal referral link to get your membership started today! If you haven’t noticed how much I love the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America), then please click back to my posts about going to […]

Tips From a Tech Editor: Repeat Accuracy

A little chat about accuracy.  I learned this in college.  There is a difference in precision and accuracy.  Imagine you’re shooting 5 arrows at a bulls-eye.  If you land 5 arrows in all different locations all over the place your precision is off. If you land all 5 arrows in the SAME place, then your […]

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