Here’s the question that will change the trajectory of your career: Should you be a generalist or a specialist? Being a specialist and “niching down” means selecting an area to focus your editing practice, rather than being a generalist and taking any project that comes your way. It may feel counterintuitive, but niching down can help you get more clients, make more money, and build a bigger and better reputation as an expert and thought leader.
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.