Individual Independent Designers – Tech Editor

The following are rates for Individual Independent Designers.

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—Posted 1 October 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? $35

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? No

Approximate amount of time spent editing: 6.5 hours

Type of Design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in design: Stockinette/Garter

How many sizes did you edit? 3

Did you edit: A Written Pattern

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? 4/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? I bill by the minute, but that wasn’t a listed option, so I selected the lowest available increment: by quarter-hour. I provided extensive text and formatting edits that weren’t mentioned in the above questionnaire. The project, though worked in Stockinette stitch, was an unusually constructed baby cardigan in three sizes, so measurements were based on how the fabric grew in multiple dimensions simultaneously. I’d have expected a Stockinette stitch cardigan to take less time to edit, but the construction added complexity. The designer was extremely gracious and quick to pay.

—Posted 22 September 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design and a crochet design

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? $35

Do you bill in: Half-hours

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

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract? Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms? No

Approximate amount of time spent editing: 3

Type of Design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in design: Stockinette/Garter

How many sizes did you edit? more than 10

Did you edit: A Written Pattern

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 schematics and diagrams using Illustrator or another program.
Pattern grading from a design written in one size.

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? N/A

The tech editor was paid a separate rate for the following services:

  • Drawing schematics and diagrams using Illustrator or another program. $25
  • Pattern grading from a design written in one size. $45

—Posted 6 May 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design

How were you paid? Flat fee

How much were you paid? $30

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

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract? No

Did you negotiate your contract terms? Yes

Was the complexity of the pattern taken into account when determining your fee? Yes

Approximate amount of time spent editing: 1.5

Type of Design: Shawl

Primary stitch used in design: Lace

How many sizes did you edit? 1

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; Promotion of project upon completion.

Would you work with this company again? Yes

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

 

—Posted 6 May 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? 30GBP (approx $43.28 at time of posting)

Do you bill in: Quarter-hours

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

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: 8 hours

Type of Design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in design: Stranded

How many sizes did you edit? 7

Did you edit: Written directions and charts

What services did you provide for this job? 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? 5/5

 

—Posted 6 May 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? 24GBP (approx $34.62 at time of posting)

Do you bill in: Quarter-hours

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

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: 13.5 hours

Type of Design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in design: Lace

How many sizes did you edit? more than 10

Did you edit: Written directions and charts

What services did you provide for this job? 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; Pattern grading from a design written in one size; Promotion of project upon completion.

Would you work with this company again? Yes

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

 

—Posted 6 May 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? 24GBP (approx $34.62 at time of posting)

Do you bill in: Quarter-hours

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

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: 8.5 hours

Type of Design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in design: Stranded

How many sizes did you edit? 9

Did you edit: Written directions and charts

What services did you provide for this job? 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; Pattern grading from a design written in one size; Promotion of project upon completion.

Would you work with this company again? Yes

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

 

—Posted 6 May 2013—

Did you edit: A knit edit

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? 30GBP (approx $43.28 at time of posting)

Do you bill in: Quarter-hours

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

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: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in design: Stranded

How many sizes did you edit? 8

Did you edit: Written directions and charts

What services did you provide for this job? 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

 

—Posted 6 May 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? 30GBP (approx $43.28 at time of posting)

Do you bill in: Quarter-hours

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

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: 4.5 hours

Type of Design: Hat

Primary stitch used in design: Stranded

How many sizes did you edit? 3

Did you edit: Written directions and charts

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

Would you work with this company again? Yes

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

 

—Posted 3 May 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design

How were you paid? Flat fee

How much were you paid? $50

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

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract? No

Did you negotiate your contract terms? No

Was the complexity of the pattern taken into account when determining your fee? No

Approximate amount of time spent editing: 4 hours

Type of Design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

Primary stitch used in design: Cables

How many sizes did you edit? 8

Did you edit: Written directions and charts

What services did you provide for this job? 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

 

—Posted 3 May 2016—

Did you edit: A knit design

How were you paid? Hourly

What is your hourly rate? $25

Do you bill in: Quarter-hours

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

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: 1.5 hours

Type of Design: Scarf

Primary stitch used in design (please note crochet sts are toward the bottom): Lace

How many sizes did you edit? 1

Did you edit: Written directions and charts

What services did you provide for this job? 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

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