Book Publisher – Tech Editor

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—Posted 6 May 2016—

Name of Company: Quail

Did you edit: A knit design

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? 20GBP (approx $28.85 at time of posting)

Do you bill in: Quarter-hours

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement? No

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract? No

Did you negotiate your contract terms? No

Approximate amount of time spent editing: 4 hours

Type of Design: Home Decor

Primary stitch used in design: Stranded

How many sizes did you edit? 2

Did you edit: Written directions and charts

What services did you provide for this job? General numbers-check edit; Full technical edit, including all stages of proofs and every aspect of the pattern; Drawing charts using Illustrator or another charting program; Drawing schematics and diagrams using Illustrator or another program.

Would you work with this company again? Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 3/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? Company is friendly and pleasant to work with but invoices are very rarely paid promptly.

—Posted 3 May 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design/A crochet design

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? 17.50EUR (approx $20.15 at time of posting)

Do you bill in: Quarter-hours

Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement? Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract? No

Did you negotiate your contract terms? Yes

Approximate amount of time spent editing: 27 hours

Type of Design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in design: Cables

How many sizes did you edit? 3

Did you edit: Written directions and charts

What services did you provide for this job? General numbers-check edit.
Full technical edit, including all stages of proofs and every aspect of the pattern.

Would you work with this company again? Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 5/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? This concerned a pattern collection for a yarn brand, I was however hired by a subcontractor coordinating the pattern book. A total of 19 patterns were reviewed in both knit and crochet. The emphasis was on sweaters/cardigans although also done other tops, socks, dresses and bags were included.

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