Cool Wool School Trained Tech Editors

In no particular order...
Nici Patchett

Knitting Tech Editor

UK based

Email: nicip1@virginmedia.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Garments - sweaters/cardigans; hats; scarves

About me

I'm a yarn shop owner and have been Tech Editing knitting patterns for almost 12 months now. I also design garments on a small scale. Having been a shop owner for 18 years now I'm very in tune with the way patterns are written and presented by the likes of Sirdar, Stylecraft, James C Brett and West Yorkshire Spinners to name a few.

Andrea Warner

Knitting & Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: amwarner74@outlook.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Any

About me

Passionate crafter now branching out to build a small business of which tech editing is a part.

Gemma Williams

Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: gemma@concretegems.co.uk

Tech Edit Preferences: Any

About me

My name is Gemma, and I'm a crochet technical editor with a passion for ensuring clear and accurate crochet patterns. I have a background in accountancy and a degree in English, which, alongside the Cool Wool School Tech Editing Course, has given me a fantastic basis for tech editing. I've worked with lots of different designers up to now and love helping them create the best patterns they can!

Jenny Shore

Knitting & Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: jennyjshore55@gmail.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Garments, accessories

About me

I have been tech editing for a few years. Plus I am a sample knitter/crocheter for a number of well known yarn companies and designers. I enjoy everything about the process of making a pattern the best it can be.

Sally Coomber

Knitting & Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: sallycoomber@yahoo.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Crochet: Any, especially love modular blankets. Knitting: baby and smaller items or accessories, no adult garments.

About me

I started to learn crochet more than 50 yrs ago, knitting a bit later. I have a background in primary education. I taught crochet and knitting for many years, to all ages and my best memory was getting the whole of KS2 in one school knitting, and many crocheting. The school was knitting obsessed for the whole year. Tech editing fits in with my current lifestyle and I look forward to working with you.

Nicole Hawkesford

Knitting & Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: nicole@acertainstyle.co.uk

Tech Edit Preferences: No preferences - happy to take on any and all pattern types

About me

I combine my passion for knitting & crochet with my linguistic skills & experience to help designers of knitting & crochet patterns reach as many makers as possible with high quality, easy to understand and inclusive patterns. I am trained in tech editing for knitting & crochet, inclusive pattern grading, and hold professionally accredited qualifications in translation & proofreading.

Megan Wilding

Knitting & Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: megan@calmhousecrafting.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Garments and accessories

About me

Hi I'm Megan, a wife, a mum and a knitting and crochet tech editor, I love thoroughly going through patterns from top to bottom with a fine tooth comb, and making sure your pattern is exactly how you want it to be!

Karen Hubbard

Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: karen@hookedstitchedandglued.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Homeware, garments, amigurumi, shawls, accessories

About me

I pride myself on the support I offer to designers through my comments and suggestions, which I present in a constructive manner to help you ensure your pattern is ready for publishing as well as encouraging you to develop your style and pattern writing skills for the future too.

Andrea Rendes

Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: hello@icipicidream.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Any patterns except Tunisian Crochet

About me

I’m Andrea, crochet addict. Learn the basics as a child from my grandma, about 10 years ago I revisited and the hook literally grew to my hand. :) I mostly make amigurumi which I sell on Etsy and markets, but I have experience making a lot of other things apart from Tunisian crochet. I’m yet to learn that. Graduated as a tech editor and garment grader in 2023 and currently doing a Crochet Masters Programme through Crochet Guild of America.

Munira Rasul

Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: munira@chromacrochet.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Any patterns except Tunisian crochet or socks

About me

I am a certified crochet tech editor and work for both independent crochet designers and a couple of yarn companies. I am also a published crochet designer. I pride myself on a quick turnaround of work and have a very good relationship with all of my clients. I am happy to have an informal chat about how I can help perfect your crochet patterns.

Nessa Hubbard

Knitting Tech Editor

UK based

Email: nessa@nessahubbard.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Any patterns

About me

Experienced knitter, tutor and published designer. Whilst I give patterns all the attention they need, I am queen of the quick turnaround.

Agnes Kroner

Knitting Tech Editor

Based in Hungary, accepts clients worldwide

Email: agnes.kavai@gmail.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Any knitted accessories or garments, preferably no amigurumi.

About me

I am a certified knitting pattern tech editor. I love going through knitting patterns meticulously to make sure that your pattern is accurate and it is exactly how you want it to be. I take pride in a quick turnaround of work. I am also a passionate knitter and test knitter, always keen to try and learn new techniques.

Michelle Reynolds

Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: michelle@quietly-crochet.co.uk

Tech Edit Preferences: Not Tunisian Crochet; I like making practical items, so probably those would be what I would lean towards as a starter.

About me

Based in Oxfordshire, UK, I am a self taught crocheter who can be found as Quietly Crochet on Facebook and Instagram. I am personally interested in practical items when it comes to crocheting, however I was trained to edit across all pattern types.

Shirley Jonsen

Knitting Tech Editor

UK based, accepts client worldwide

Email: s_jonsen@hotmail.co.uk

Tech Edit Preferences: Any knitting pattern, but most experienced in socks, lace and colour work.

About me

I live in Scotland and I knitted for over 40 years before training as a tech editor. I love to make unusual and challenging knits - and socks! I'm here to help designers make their patterns clear and correct so that knitters like me will love them!

Ruth Maddock

Knitting Tech Editor

UK based

Email: ruth@ruthmaddockmakes.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Garments

About me

I've just completed the Knit Tech course and have started working. I am now doing the Crochet Tech course. I have multiple years designing and writing patterns.

Holly Renz

Crochet Tech Editor

US based

Email: sxydiva.069@gmail.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Tunisian crochet, any crochet patterns with or without charts.

About me

I have been tech editing for a couple of years now for one designer and I occasionally test patterns every now and then for a few other designers. I prefer to edit word or google docs but will also edit pdfs. A fast turn around on amigurumi, accessories, home goods, shawls, socks and a few other clothing items such as sweaters take a little bit longer.

Jenny Street

Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: jenny@stitchstreet.co.uk

Tech Edit Preferences: No preferences - happy to take on any and all patterns

About me

With over 15 years' experience in Teaching, (I've marked a lot of books in that time and have become quite good at catching errors in writing!) and with over 10 years' crochet experience, I am a certified crochet tech editor who loves examining patterns meticulously to make sure they're in tip-top shape for my clients.

Alissa Head

Knitting Tech Editor

US based

Email: alissa@snakesandcranes.com

Tech Edit Preferences: Accessories and Garments

About me

Hi, I'm Alissa. I am passionate about knitting and offer affordable pattern checking services for all types of knitting designs including accessories, garments, and grading. I will work with you to ensure your pattern is clear, accurate, and consistently formatted. Email alissa@snakesandcranes.com to get started!

Jane Hickman

Knitting & Crochet Tech Editor

UK based

Email: techedit@gardeningwitch-designs.co.uk

Tech Edit Preferences: I have experience of tech editing patterns for both garments and accessories. My preference? Garter stitch dish cloths ...

About me

Owner/maker at GardeningWitch Designs, where I make stylish and practical accessories for the yarn crafter. Teacher of knitting and spinning. Tech editor.