Some of you may think – Ruth, why on earth are you talking so much about technical editing nowadays?
Quite plainly because in a couple of weeks time I have to stop working on my self-publishing single patterns.
Not forever, no!!
I’m writing a book.
The only way I know I will squeeze the whole thing in a short(ish) period of time (aiming to have a photoshoot before autumn) is to concentrate all my efforts in the book, set all self-publishing aside to ensure the work is done entirely at once.
I’ve a couple of patterns to come out this year, but after that, I cannot work on any other project that is not a book project or stuff I’ve signed contracts for.
And as such, I will need to increase my technical editing business and one-on-one coaching and teaching to make up for the decrease in the spike sales that happens whenever I release a new pattern.
- if you are a beginner designer wanting to have a map to follow and someone to answer your burning questions, hire me for coaching.
- If you need to learn grading or discuss sizing, hire me for lessons.
- If you have patterns that need editing, hire me to tech edit.
Because mama needs to have coffee to drink and a roof to work under while she writes her book!!!