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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 […]
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 […]
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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. […]
I love using track changes in Microsoft Word when editing patterns. It’s so easy to mark a typo, or select a stitch count and add a comment like “I didn’t get the same number as you.” This presents the designer with a document where she (he) can see exactly what needs to be addressed. The […]
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 […]