Editing craft patterns is a fascinating and multi-faceted challenge, requiring a review of the actual design, a confirmation of the clarity and accuracy of the instructions, and a good old copyedit. In this session, experienced knitting technical editor Kate Atherley will talk about the work – what it entails and how to go about doing it; and how to get the work – what skills and experience you require, and how to get started. Whether you’re an editor with an interest in craft, or a crafter with an interest in editing, this session will have you looking at the instructions in a whole new way.
Kate is Knitty.com’s Managing Technical Editor, and a seasoned designer and internally-known teacher of all things knitterly. She has written eight books, and edited a ninth. She is also the co-publisher of Digits & Threads, an online magazine about Canadian fibre- and textile arts, crafts and industry. Kate lives in Toronto with her husband and their rescue dog, Winnie.