Tech Editing Services

Are you a passionate knitwear designer looking to enhance the quality of your patterns? Look no further!

At rhyFlower Knits, we offer professional tech editing services that will elevate your designs to new heights. Our editing process ensures your writing meets industry standards and appeals to your audience, regardless of your publishing status or brand. Let’s explore the power of our tech editing services and how they can revolutionize your knitwear design journey.


Why Opt for Professional Tech Editing?

Self-publishing doesn’t mean compromising professionalism. With rhyFlower Knits, you retain complete control over your success while benefiting from our expert tech editing services. We meticulously review your patterns for accuracy, consistency, and clarity, ensuring your designs stand out in a competitive market. By investing in professional tech editing, you’ll build confidence in your patterns and leave a lasting impression on your audience.


What to Expect from rhyFlower Knits Tech Edit

When you choose rhyFlower Knits for tech editing, you can expect:

1. Error-Free Patterns: We ensure all necessary components are accurate, consistent with industry standards, and free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.
2. Consistency: Our tech editing process focuses on maintaining style and language consistency, guaranteeing a pattern that’s clear and concise.
3. Accurate Math: Say goodbye to math errors! We verify all calculations to ensure the perfect fit for your designs.
4. Coherent Instructions: We cross-check written instructions with charts or schematics to avoid any confusion for your knitters.
5. Visually Appealing: We confirm that your sample photos accurately represent the design, giving your audience a clear vision of the final product.
6. Industry-Standard Measurements: Your patterns meet industry standards while accommodating the intended ease for a perfect fit.


Transparent Rates and Time Estimates

Our tech editing rate for technical editing is $30 per hour (with a minimum of one hour). For rush jobs requiring a turnaround of less than 48 hours, the rate is $60 per hour (with a minimum of one hour). Below is a rough estimate of the time required for various pattern types:

  • Simple Accessories: 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Complex Accessories or Simple Garments: 1 to 2 hours
  • Complex Garments: 2 to 8 hours (varies based on pattern size range)


Add-On Services for Extra Support

We offer additional services to support your design journey, including:

  • Chart and written direction development
  • Pattern schematics creation
  • Help with third-party publication preparations
  • Style sheet development for consistent branding
  • Pattern grading for additional sizes
  • Low-Visibility and Screen-Reader-Accessibility Formatting
  • Pattern ghostwriting
  • Design consultations
  • Drafting the pattern on Ravelry for seamless publishing
  • Test knitting process management (adds 4-8 weeks to turnaround time)


The Seamless Editing Process

Send your patterns in PDF or Word formats, or share your Google Docs, along with any required photos or files. Provide the sizing standards used, and we’ll promptly send you a cost estimate and return date. Also, tell us about any pattern concerns or questions you have, so we can work together effectively and make sure your design is clear.


Confidentiality and Respect for Your Intellectual Property

Tech editing is a highly professional service that values confidentiality and respects your intellectual property. At rhyFlower Knits, we understand the worth of your creative work and treat all files sent to us with strict confidentiality. Rest assured that your patterns, charts, schematics, and any other materials remain secure and protected throughout the editing process. Once the project is complete, we do not retain any of your intellectual property, granting you full ownership and control over your designs. Our commitment to professionalism extends beyond error-free patterns; it includes safeguarding your creative assets and respecting your unique vision. Partner with us for tech editing services that prioritize the integrity of your work and maintain the confidentiality you deserve.


Pre-Edit Pattern Checklist

Eager to optimize your tech editing costs? Before submission, ensure your pattern is meticulously prepared and provide all necessary materials. For guidance, explore our complimentary Prepping Your Pattern for Tech Editing Checklist.


Optimize Your Knitwear Designs with rhyFlower Knits

rhyFlower Knits has over 15 years of knitting experience and a passion for fiber arts, making them the perfect partner to improve your patterns.. We have experience in tech editing and collaborating with designers to make sure your designs are perfect for knitters everywhere. Partner with us to transform your knitwear designs and make a lasting impression in the industry!

Please Note: We offer tech editing services exclusively for knitting patterns and do not support crochet patterns.

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