Tech Editing

Tech Editing Services

1-week turnaround – frequently within three business days.

Every pattern is full of potential. Tech editing maximizes that potential. A well-edited pattern makes everyone happy, and happy knitters keep coming back for more of your designs. Clean, concise, patterns are essential for a successful knitting brand.

Being self-published does not mean you need to lower your standards. Self-publishing doesn’t mean you’re unprofessional. I am here to help boost your confidence in what you’re publishing and be a soundboard. I’m here to support YOU in your knitwear design journey. Your success is my success!

If you have a pattern you’d like me to edit, would like an estimate on costs, or if you have a question for me, please feel free to email me; melinda@rhyflowerknits.com


What you can expect using rhyFlower Knits tech editing:
  • Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage are checked over to ensure everything flows together coherently.
  • Ensuring the same knitting language is used throughout the pattern, and there’s a clear understanding of the instructions.
  • Checking that instructions are complete, everything that is required to complete the project is included in the pattern and is consistent with the industry sizing and notation standards.
  • I verify the pattern’s mathematical components! Ensuring final stitch counts are correct, repeats are logical, and finished measurements are accurate based on the provided gauge information.
  • I am checking that charts, schematics, written instructions, photos, and descriptions agree, and accurately represent the knitted item.

My current rate for tech editing is $30/hour.  The first edit will get back to you within a week, you’ll then make any necessary changes, and I’ll take a second run-through of the pattern and return it to you in a day or so.

My office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm MST, Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm MST. If you contact me outside of office hours, I will respond to you on the next business day.


Further assistance I can provide:
  • Charts from written directions.
  • Written directions from charts.
  • Ravelry coaching – Having the right information on the pattern page makes a world of difference to its success!
  • I can ghostwrite the pattern for you (Taking your design idea and creating the pattern for you!).
  • I can provide pattern schematics.
  • Helping prepare your patterns for third-party publication.
  • Help to develop a style sheet to ensure brand consistency.

My Qualifications

Without a doubt, my passion is knitting. It runs through my veins. I knit daily; I’m continuously learning new techniques and mastering my skills. My love for fiber arts, the math behind it, has driven me into the intricate world of being a tech editor. For the most part, I am a self-taught knitter, so I understand what it means to have correct and clear patterns. I love working with knitwear designers to help them provide these to their knitters!

I have 15+ years of knitting experience, real-world knitwear design experience, and have test-knit for a variety of designers. I’m an active tech editor in the knitting community with talented repeat designers who continue to work with me. I’ve taken tech editing courses like Joeli Creates Tech Editing: Masterclass and multiple other classes to understand knitwear design and how to bring a pattern to it’s fullest potential.

I believe I possess the skills to bring your pattern to the next level. To help you over any hurdles you may have stumbled over.  Having a fresh set of eyes on your design will help pull out any kinks you’re having with the flow, consistency, math, or something as simple as wording. As many designers can attest, tech editing your pattern on your own is quite impossible.

Please note I only offer tech editing for knitting patterns, not crochet patterns. 


Testimonial – Tech Editing


Melinda was so helpful when it came to tech-editing two of my sock patterns. She got the two edited patterns back to me very quickly and was so prompt and helpful when it came to any questions I had during the process. She not only caught obvious mistakes I had made in my pattern but also smaller mistakes or things that weren’t quite clear. Not only that but she made very helpful suggestions for overall clarity and readability of the pattern. Something I also really appreciated was that she took the time to comment about things that she liked about my pattern. It’s nice to get positive feedback as well as the corrections, so you know what you are doing right. Melinda was a pleasure to work with, and I 100% recommend her tech-editing services
Melinda Measor of rhyFlower Knits
2019-11-24T18:31:46-07:00
Melinda was so helpful when it came to tech-editing two of my sock patterns. She got the two edited patterns back to me very quickly and was so prompt and helpful when it came to any questions I had during the process. She not only caught obvious mistakes I had made in my pattern but also smaller mistakes or things that weren’t quite clear. Not only that but she made very helpful suggestions for overall clarity and readability of the pattern. Something I also really appreciated was that she took the time to comment about things that she liked about my pattern. It’s nice to get positive feedback as well as the corrections, so you know what you are doing right. Melinda was a pleasure to work with, and I 100% recommend her tech-editing services

Testimonial – Ghostwriting


I am a total novice to pattern writing and sizing. Melinda was an immense help as a ghostwriter and tech editor. Worth every penny! It was a great experience working with her. She answered all my questions, provided an accurate quote, and made sure I had what I needed to take my basic pattern and concept and translate it into an easy to follow written and charted design with sizing information. I would definitely recommend her services and will no doubt be a returning customer.
Melinda Measor of rhyFlower Knits
2019-11-24T18:31:30-07:00
I am a total novice to pattern writing and sizing. Melinda was an immense help as a ghostwriter and tech editor. Worth every penny! It was a great experience working with her. She answered all my questions, provided an accurate quote, and made sure I had what I needed to take my basic pattern and concept and translate it into an easy to follow written and charted design with sizing information. I would definitely recommend her services and will no doubt be a returning customer.

Testimonial – Tech Editing


I knew I needed a tech editor when I started publishing knitting patterns, but what I didn't know is that Melinda is much more than a tech editor.  Not only is she able to go through patterns with a critical eye-catching mistakes and inconsistencies while also streamlining the clarity - Melinda is like my business coach.  Melinda is able to point out my strengths as a designer and she always has the most encouraging words to say about each of my designs.  I feel like Melinda wants me to succeed as a designer just as much as I want it.  She also has great interpersonal skills - to the extent that I often feel like I am talking with a friend, even though we have only ever corresponded to discuss my knitting designs.  (All of that is pretty impressive considering she sees my designs at their rawest and most vulnerable form).  Thank you so much, Melinda!
Melinda Measor of rhyFlower Knits
2019-12-03T14:36:09-07:00
I knew I needed a tech editor when I started publishing knitting patterns, but what I didn't know is that Melinda is much more than a tech editor.  Not only is she able to go through patterns with a critical eye-catching mistakes and inconsistencies while also streamlining the clarity - Melinda is like my business coach.  Melinda is able to point out my strengths as a designer and she always has the most encouraging words to say about each of my designs.  I feel like Melinda wants me to succeed as a designer just as much as I want it.  She also has great interpersonal skills - to the extent that I often feel like I am talking with a friend, even though we have only ever corresponded to discuss my knitting designs.  (All of that is pretty impressive considering she sees my designs at their rawest and most vulnerable form).  Thank you so much, Melinda!
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