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Technical Editing Services

As a scientist and engineer, technical writing and editing are a daily

part of my professional career. I apply the same level of detail to quilt

pattern writing and editing.

I offer a la carte technical editing, graphics drafting, and pattern writing

services. Wherever your pattern is at, I can help you get it to a finished

and polished state. My rates are hourly. Please use the form below to

inquire about current rates.

 

Sample work is available upon request. I do not disclose the names

of any of my clients without prior written consent.

 

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Technical Editing

Technical editing provides a complete review of your pattern draft. Below is a list of areas I specifically look at during a technical review.

  1. Clarity of written instructions

  2. Fabric requirements, block dimensions, and quilt math

  3. Graphics and instructional diagrams

  4. Cutting instructions

  5. Construction workflow

  6. Overall organization​​​

Turnaround is currently 3-7 days but rush turnaround is available for an additional fee. 

Pattern Ghost Writing

Have designs but don't want to write the pattern? Outsource your pattern writing to me. I'm happy to work with everything from a paper-sketched design to a partially drafted pattern and you retain all rights and authorship to your pattern. 

Turnaround time for completed drafts is currently guaranteed to within 4 weeks. Rush service is available. Please inquire for more information. I can provide detailed estimates based on your specific design upon request.

I do recommend having an independent technical editor review your finalized pattern draft, as well, since I can not adequately edit my own work. I use EQ8, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign to draft patterns.

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