As the primary pattern editor, I coordinate with the designer and technical editors to ensure the clearest, most accurate pattern text possible, and maintain the company’s pattern style guide. I also work with the design team to ensure appropriate photos are selected and edited, and a suitable schematic created based on the designer’s original drawings. When the pattern text has been finalized, I import the text, images, and schematic into layout, and oversee the proofreading process.
I am also responsible for overseeing the test and sample knitting process for Shibui Knits patterns, including sending out materials for the samples and creating invoices. I maintain a roster of sample knitters who produce samples to precise specifications, while also testing the patterns for errata. This process is most successful with regular communication, so I check in regularly for progress updates and work-in-progress photos.
Because Shibui Knits is a relatively small company, I also assist with marketing copy, including pattern descriptions and social media posts for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.