Learn how I tech edit while holding emotions in check.… More The Emotional Side of Tech Editing
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… More Common Typos in Crochet (and other places)
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… More 2018 A Year in Review
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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… More Tips from a Tech Editor: Removing Changes in Word
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… More Tips From a Tech Editor: Repeat Accuracy
My second of 3 guest posts on Underground Crafter is now live! Follow the link to see all my best tips and tricks for making big, firm fluffy pompoms. CLICK HERE If you’re so inspired, you’re ready to get your own pompom makers and start making poms right away, try one of these affiliate links… More How to make Pompoms & Tassels: My best tips and tricks.
Are your crochet pieces turning out the wrong size? Did you follow instructions but your adult hat barely fits a child? Did you write a pattern for size small and now your customer wants size large? You need to measure your gauge!!! But how do we measure gauge correctly? Why does it matter? If you’re… More How to Measure Gauge video
In today’s post about how to write crochet, we are going to be discussing the repeat punctuation. I did a lesson as a live video over on my facebook page and called it “Learn your A, B, P’s” for asterisks, brackets, and parentheses. I’ve been advertising this presentation from my instagram account for a while. … More How to write crochet
In this second installment of the Meet the Tech Editor series, I’d like to introduce you to Jean Clement of Desert Rose Fiber Arts. You can find the first installment right here. I met Jean through a tech editors group and she’s been a kind, valuable and generous resource through that group whenever I, or… More Meet the Tech Editor: Jean Clement, Desert Rose Fiber Arts