Promotional Offer: Tech Editing for a Flat Fee!
I’m now offering technical and copy editing for a flat fee. This means when a designer submits a knitting pattern for a quote, the quote received is the MAXIMUM price the designer will pay for edits.
While editing your pattern, I will keep careful track of the time spent. If I spend LESS time editing your pattern than I estimated, your final price will be LESS THAN the quote you received. If I spend MORE time editing your pattern than I estimated, your final price will still be the SAME price you were originally quoted.
I will base the quote on the following information:
Simple Garments — $37.50 - 1 to 3 sizes, no charts, standard construction; 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Medium Garments — $50.00 - 4 to 6 sizes, 1 chart, standard shaping and/or construction; 2 to 3 hours
Complex Garments — $75.00 - 7+ sizes, multiple charts, extensive or innovative shaping, techniques and/or construction; 3 hours & up
Simple Accessories — $12.50 - 1 size, no charts; 1/2 to 1 hour
Medium Accessories — $25.00 - 1 to 2 sizes, 1 chart, additional shaping and/or techniques; 1 to 2 hours
Complex Accessories — $50.00 - 3+ sizes, multiple charts, extensive shaping and/or techniques; 2 to 3 hours
For example, A designer sends me a simple, top-down sweater for editing. I quote a cost of $37.50 for the editing services. I’m assuming I can edit this pattern in about an hour and a half. In the end, I edit the pattern in an hour. I let the designer know the process took less time than I originally estimated, and I have lowered the cost on the invoice to $25.00 to reflect that. In the same scenario, if I take two hours to edit the pattern, I will still send the designer an invoice for $37.50 even though I took more time to edit the pattern than I originally estimated.
This flat fee package also includes proofreading the finalized version of the pattern! For example, you and I have been back and forth a few times reviewing and editing the pattern. We’re pretty sure all the mistakes have been taken care of! If this is the case, I will proofread the pattern one final time and let you know that it is ready for publication.
If you’re interested in working with me, you can learn more about my services and background on my website, Midnight Purl. Feel free to contact me via my website or on Facebook or Instagram.