Quilt Pattern Technical Editing
We understand the importance of presenting quilt patterns that are not only visually stunning but also meticulously edited for clarity and accuracy. Our quilt pattern technical editing services offer a comprehensive and extensive review of your patterns ensuring they are concise, accurate, and user-friendly.
How we can help.....
With our expertise and keen attention to detail, we act as that second set of eyes, meticulously examining every aspect of your pattern. From instructions and diagrams to measurements, math, and terminology, we leave no stone unturned. Our goal is to minimize the risk of errors and ensure that your patterns are polished and ready to be embraced by your customers.
A well-written pattern not only enhances the quilting experience for your customers but also builds a solid reputation for your brand. By collaborating with us for technical editing, you can confidently offer patterns that instill trust and satisfaction in your customers, leading to increased sales and repeat business. Happy customers are returning customers.
Let us be your trusted partner in pattern refinement. Experience the difference that our professional services can make in elevating your quilt patterns to perfection. Together, we'll create patterns that bring joy and success to both you and your customers.
What is a Technical Editor?
Technical Editing (sometimes called Tech Editing) is a comprehensive, extensive review of your quilt pattern to ensure it is as concise, accurate, and user-friendly as possible. We can offer a pair of fresh eyes on your pattern and support you in minimizing the risk of errors, making sure your pattern is ready for your customers. Well-written patterns make happy customers and happy customers lead to more sales!
A tech editor needs to work with details and math as well as know how to edit copy. They make sense of the steps, both line-by-line and overall, and know how to calculate fabric requirements from the many individual pieces to cutting calculations to overall amounts of fabric. There are lots of numbers to keep track of in creating a pattern so organization is a valuable skill for tech editing.
What we do when tech editing a pattern:
Proofread and edit the written instructions for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and consistency.
Make sure the language uses industry-standard conventions and terminology.
Check fabric requirements from the smallest piece to the overall quilt.
Verify cutting instructions and make sure they are understandable to all levels of quilters.
Do a complete review of all quilt math, including finished block and quilt sizes.
Check to verify the diagrams and illustrations match the steps and are easy to understand.
Make sure the pattern is easy to follow. Are the steps simple and straightforward? Do the instructions make sense or could they be phrased in a different way?
Look at the pattern as a whole. Does it flow well? Do the headers and sections make sense?
Determine if the language appropriate for the skill level.
Assist with coaching for pattern writing and make suggestions to improve the quality and clarity of a pattern....especially for new designers.
Responses were quick, communication was wonderful and notes were fantastic!
This was my first time using a tech editor and I chose the perfect ladies to work with!
Sweet Tea Pattern Co