Learn to Tech Edit (Crochet) by Joeli Kelly

Learn to Tech Edit (Crochet)


You've asked and asked and asked for it and finally it's here -- the crochet version of Learn to Tech Edit! 

Since I'm not familiar crochet, I've brought in Lynne Rowe to teach this course. Lynne has worked as a technical editor for : 
  • Immediate Media for Simply Crochet Magazine and various Crochet bookazines.
  • TOFT for their Quarterley Magazine.
  • Quail Studios for their Knitting titles.
  • F & W Media for their Knitting and Crochet Titles.
  • Quarto Group - for their Knitting and Crochet titles.
  • Laughing Hens - for individual Knitting and Crochet designs.
  • Hobbycraft - for individual Knitting and Crochet designs.
  • Future Publishing - for their Beginners Knitting and Beginners Crochet bookazines.
  • RICO - for their crochet amigurumi designs.

I'm so excited to welcome her to The Tech Editor Hub team and know you'll love her course. 

This course will cover:

  • Being clear about what is required of you and what you are being paid to do (is it just a maths check, or applying a client’s house style/grammar check/providing a chart or schematic/or all of these?). Being clear about the method of working – does your client have a preferred method (tracked changes in word/pdf notes/highlighted and notes made (without tracked changes). 
  • Time Management (if you are being paid per hour – does your client have a budget? Or a fixed rate preference?)
  • House style – what is it and how to apply it. What comes first? House style or pattern check? The pros and cons.
  • Checking:
    • Intro sections (Materials/Measurements/Tension/Abbreviations/Pattern Notes) and making sure
      everything is clear and precise.
    • What to do if you don’t have the physical sample to check against.
    • How to check yarn requirements for different sizes.
    • Checking house style if required and applying to pattern.
    • The maths – getting started and checking line by line/current line against previous
    • Starting and ending the round or row – are the turning chains correct
    • Checking rows/rounds and stitches against tension provided, to make sure all
      measurements are correct.
    • Checking grading against all measurements – using a spreadsheet
    • Checking charts and schematics against written pattern.
    • What’s missing? Where are you starting? Where are you ending?