Crafty Ferret Tech Editing Reviews & Information

"Heather has won a client for life in me. She took on my first garment pattern, with a full nine sizes, and was endlessly patient answering my endless questions. What I appreciated in particular is her willingness to walk me through any changes, explaining why she was making the change and how it would result in a better end product, accessible to a wider range of knitters. I deeply appreciate her ability to catch every tiny detail -- and her sense of humour! I came away a better designer as a result of working with Heather, and cannot recommend her highly enough to other knitwear designers."
- Harper, Disyarning Designs
"Heather is a fantastic tech editor to work with. Her grading and editing is excellent, and she communicates clearly through the whole process. Never once have I felt dumb asking her questions or double checking work, which is a must for an anxious designer like me! I'm so glad to have found an editor who puts me at ease, is logical about her work, and who communicates promptly and efficiently."
- Dora Violet, Witching Hour Knits
"I recently had the pleasure of Heather tech editing my mittens pattern.  All of her formatting suggestions were spot on & improved the aesthetics & format consistency.  She also double checked all the math & gave me confidence in making the pattern more polished.  Even if you do your own edit, I highly recommend having Heather double check your patterns!"
-Wendy Link, WL Designs

"I really enjoy working with Heather.  She is prompt with both her edits and answering questions.  She's incredibly thorough, and her attention to detail is fabulous through my patterns and charts.  She is wonderfully encouraging and supportive.  I'm very happy to continue working with her."
-Sile Thiels, Knit1Dance2 Designs

"Heather was great to work with. She was very fast and all of her suggestions and edits made my pattern polished and ready for publishing faster than anticipated.
-Amanda Barry

"Heather was friendly and professional.  Her edits were precise and very helpful.  I feel confident my pattern is in the best shape it can be."
-Madeleine Susan

"Heather provided wonderful service as a technical editor.  Her turnaround time prompt and on schedule as quoted. She also returned my queries for information in a very timely manner. She pointed out differences between my pattern and my newly minted style sheet (which I'm still becoming accustomed to). It's helpful to understand the difference between errors and suggestions, so that in future I can avoid the same errors and other inconsistencies in my patterns. I would highly recommend her services."
-Paula King, Krazi Knitz Designs

"Heather proved to be a great tech editor when working on my recent pattern. She spotted a crucial error and made helpful suggestions. Especially her proofreading skills are very much appreciated. Her turn around was very quick and she answered all questions turning up during the editing process promptly. Heather is very open and friendly as well as easy to communicate with. Thank you very much for your help!"

-Frauke Urban, Urban Yarning Designs

Heather’s recent edit of my pattern was full of useful suggestions, her comments were very clear and she was happy to check my chart against the written instructions.  Heather’s style is very friendly and she is very easy to communicate with.  Her turn around was also very quick and well within the agreed time frame.  Thank you for all your help!" 
- Su Sayer, Su Sayer Knit Design

I specialize in garments, accessories, beginning knitting patterns, brioche, and knitting charts (including lace and Aran knitting).  Please feel free to contact me about availability and tech editing rates at or send me a message using my contact form on the side bar.

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