Tech Editing Services

Technical Editing and Pattern Support Services

What will I check for you as a tech editor?

  • All the mathematical elements
  • Charted instructions
  • Written instructions
  • Clarity and conciseness of instructions
  • Adherence to style sheet

Other services available:

  • Grading for garments
  • Professional charts rendered in Illustrator
  • Professional schematics also in Illustrator
  • Style sheet creation
  • Pattern templates in InDesign and Word

Rates and Turnaround Times

I am currently taking on new tech editing clients for knitting. When you contact me, I will give you a rough estimate of how long your project will take, and we can establish the timeframe for the editing.

If you do not have a style sheet, I can help you set it up based upon your pattern writing style - this will help save time on edits in the future.  The first time you work with me I offer a 25% discount so we can get to know each other! 

Current turnaround is under 10 days. 

  • Technical editing rates are $36 per hour, billed in 15 minute/quarter hour increments ($9 per increment). Minimum 15 minutes.

  • Rates for grading, illustrations, and graphic/layout work are $40 per hour, billed in 15 minute/quarter hour increments ($10 per increment). Minimum 15 minutes.

  • Pattern templates are charged a flat rate of $50 and are available in Word and InDesign formats.

  • Payment is preferred via PayPal, although other arrangements can be made.


"Corrina Ferguson is a wonderful technical editor and I wholeheartedly recommend her services. Her deep knowledge of all aspects of pattern creation, from diagrams to grading to marketing to designing itself, makes her a valuable resource when putting together anything from a single pattern to a cohesive collection." -- Mary Beth Temple
"Corrina really helped me to improve the quality of my patterns. Just after one round of edits with her, I approached my pattern writing so differently and more effectively. Her work made mine even better. Don't forget to have her do the charts and schematics as well - they are fabulous!" -- Jessica Anderson

"I love working with Corrina. She is thorough, understanding, and efficient." -- Kathleen Dames
"I know I can rely on Corrina to spot my mistakes, and I can always ask for her advice on all pattern released matters, such as how to explain a certain way to decrease inside a cable; how many charts to include; and to check my mathematical adjustments. I am so grateful that I always receive the best advice, and that Corrina will help me grow as a designer and polish my pattern writing skills." -- Linda Marveng

Get in touch!

If you would be interested in working with me as a tech editor, just shoot me an e-mail using the form right here. I would love to work with you!