Flexibility of work
I've worked with a variety of clients, each with their own requirements. Are you an:
- Independent designer?
- Print publication?
- Online magazine?
- Technique and pattern book author?
If so, I've experience working with others like you and am ready to help.
Time to talk specifics
I will pore over every detail of your pattern to make sure it is accurate and accessible. This includes, but is not limited to:
- does it match your schematic and stitch/row counts?
- garment sizing
- do they match your schematic, and are they reasonable?
- do they match the instructions, have a complete key?
- are they clear, consistent, and readable?
- is what you see what you get?
- does the knitter know where to look and what everything means?
Then I will give you complete and thorough feedback, with clear explanations and suggestions where applicable. You’ll have everything you need to transform your pattern and feel confident about sending it out into the world.
Working in multiple languages
I specialise in working with non-native English speakers. Having lived and worked abroad, I understand the challenges that come from working in a language that isn't your first. I work with patterns in English, German, Swedish, French, Italian, Dutch and more.
How long does it take?
The time taken to get a pattern ready will obviously vary, but I aim to get back to you with an edit within 10 working days. I will confirm all timelines with you as we go along, and if you have a fixed deadline you are working to, let me know as soon as possible to ensure final delivery is made in good time.
What does it cost?
My rate is £32 per hour, billed in increments of 0.1 hours.
I want to thank you for all of your help with my patterns, I have been really impressed with your service and advice and I won't hesitate to recommend your services to other designers.
Thank you for getting my instructions really easy to understand. I get really good feedback: 'Julia’s pattern and instructions are SO clear and well written ... [her] instructions were a dream'
My customers have often given me feedback that my patterns are well written and I have James to thank for that. He does find everything with his eagle eyes!
I love working with you because you are even more of a perfectionist than me and I love that. You pick through every little detail. I have NOT had ANY complaints about any of the patterns that you re-edited for me. That saves me an incredible amount of time. More importantly, it takes the anxiety out of publishing. With your edits, I have a higher level of confidence that I am putting out an accurate pattern and for that I am grateful.
I just wanted to say that I love working with you. I've really gotten better at writing patterns since we've been working together. Thank you for everything!
I have learned a lot by working with you, which in turn has a positive effect on my pattern writing style. You see things others can't and your communication is clear and transparent.
Your feedback was wonderfully clear and well formulated and factually perfect! (Translated from German)
The quality of my patterns has improved considerably with your editing. There are almost no enquiries asking for help with the instructions.
It's always a pleasure to work with you, your expertise is highly appreciated.
I appreciate to no end that you are always happy to answer my many questions. It is fun to work with you.
Everything was very clear. Thank you again for the always thorough editing!
I learn a lot from your editing every time. Thank you so much!