Standard Operating Procedure
What to do now that the decision has been made to hire a tech editor? How to proceed? What is the process?
Using the Contact Form, let me know a little about the pattern you would like tech edited (what it is, what techniques are used, etc.) and the time frame.
I will respond by email requesting a pdf copy of the pattern and your style sheet if you have one developed. After giving the pattern a general perusal, I will email you with the estimated cost and turn around time (TAT).
TAT: 7 days. Shorter TATs will certainly be considered if needed.
simple accessories – 1/2 to 1 hour
simple garments – 1 to 2 1/2 hours
complex garments - > 2 1/2 hours
Once I have your approval to go ahead, the tech edit will proceed.
I prefer to annotate a pdf document but other document formats can be accommodated.
If I have underestimated the cost of the tech edit, I will get in touch with you before proceeding any further, outlining the issues.
I will return an annotated pdf copy of the pattern with additional comments in an email.
You make the necessary changes to the pattern.
Before publication, send the pattern back to me for a final check (included in the cost).
An invoice will be issued by email. Please pay using PayPal.