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 […]

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 […]

Day 3 at CGOA

Be sure to catch up on Day 1 & Day 2 at CGOA! What a great conference!!! Anywhere where I have to pack an extra bag to take home yarn is a great place! The fact that half that yarn was free?!?! Even better! (Yes, I know I paid to be at the conference, just […]

Day 1 & CGOA

(Be sure to continue the journey with me and view Day 2 and Day 3 updates.) Today has been amazing. I have met so many bloggers that I have admired for years, and they hugged me!!!! Kathy Lashley hugged me like she knew me! I can’t even tell you how many ELK Studio patterns I’ve […]

Going to CGOA, Part 3, etc.

I haven’t had a random update in a while.  So, here goes.  I have accomplished step 3 in the going to CGOA list.   I bought my plane ticket!!  Wow, there were some pitiful options by the time I was getting mine.  Like leaving at midnight or arriving at 2 AM, or 12 hour layovers.  […]

Fiducia Clutch on Underground Crafter

Here’s another big surprise!  This is the first of 3 guest posts I will write for Underground Crafter.  This one was a labor of love but it gave me tons of ideas for more projects. UPDATE:  Maybe I should actually give you the link! I’ve been Tech Editing a lot lately, which has cut into […]

Tech Editors Are Guardian Angels

Basically, she’s a guardian angel for crochet designers. That’s what Pam (the messy bun lady) has to say in her latest post over at Crochetpreneur.  Not only is she recognizing tech editors and their importance, but she is speaking about me!!!  I am so honored.  Check out this great article she has that honestly tells […]

Going to CGOA, Part 2

Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) conference is this July 25-28th in Portland, Oregon and I’M GOING!!!  I’m so excited.  I meant to post an update about it on Friday, but this last week has been a very difficult one for me personally and emotionally. Regardless, I’m back and I’m here now.  As soon as my […]

Proper Project Level Definitions

UPDATE 4/27: I heard from Craft Yarn Council, Downloadable symbols are Basic, Easy, Intermediate, & Complex. In this first edition of the Tips from a Tech Editor series, learn the truth to Project Level definitions.  It’s about stitches, not skill. The article previously published by Novella titled What’s in a Skill Level? written by yours truly […]

Perfect Middle Pull from a Skein of Yarn

Finding the center of a skein of yarn can be difficult.  But following my method, you will always stitch from the center of your skein without any tension problems. Step 1:  Find the outside end of the yarn that the yarn company stuffed into one side of the skein.  Pull that out and tuck it […]

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