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Episode 57: Butterscotch Press Business Services for Yarn Industry Indies, an Interview with Polly Hammond

Sharing is caring! Listen to the episode in the player, download the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn. I interviewed Polly Hammond from Butterscotch Press about the business services she offers to yarn industry indies, including pattern support, marketing and social media, website and visual branding services, and coaching. About Butterscotch Press …

Episode 56: 6 Income Streams for Yarn-Related Businesses

Sharing is caring! Listen to the episode in the player, download the episode here, or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn. I share six different income streams for yarn-related business owners to consider in this episode. Many of us start our own businesses part time and by leveraging our existing skills. As you plan for …

Episode 38: Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series 3: Polishing Your Pattern

Sharing is caring! You can subscribe to the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show on iTunes or Stitcher! And, of course, you can listen to today’s episode from within the post. This Week’s Episode I’m continuing my Crochet & Knitting Design & Self-Publishing Mini Series by talking about polishing your pattern through editing and formatting. If you’re new to self-publishing, or your …

Episode 25: 8 Tips for Contracting with Your First Tech Editor

In this week’s episode, I share 8 tips for contracting with a tech editor for the first time for your indie patterns. Even if you have worked with tech editors in the past when your work was third-party published, you may find the experience of finding and hiring a tech editor for your self-published patterns daunting.

8 Tips for Contracting with Your First Tech Editor
Ask yourself why are you getting your patterns tech edited and what you expect from a tech editor
Always check references
Find out what the rates mean
Choose someone who responds promptly
Get an estimate
Start with one pattern
Check your pattern before sending it out
Review the experience before contracting again
These tips will help make the experience of working with a tech editor for your self-published patterns more manageable and will minimize the costs as well.

For more detailed show notes, visit http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/25

Do you have other tips (or questions) about contracting with a tech editor for the first time as an indie? Or, are you a tech editor with suggestions of ways designers can work with you more closely? Leave a comment below, Tweet me at @cyeshow, add me to your G+ circle at +mariesegaresundergroundcrafter and send me a note, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.

Bonus Episode: Interview with Knitting Designer, Ashwini Jambhekar

I’m sharing an interview today with Ashwini Jambhekar as a bonus episode! I temporarily misplaced the recording (gasp!) while organizing files and, since I also skipped a week of podcasting this year, I thought I’d add this interview back into the fold as a bonus.

We talk about how her background as a scientist has informed her knitting design, and specifically, how she approaches style sheets and grading.

You can find show notes for today’s episode at http://creativeyarnentrepreneur.com/ashwini.

I’d love to hear your feedback and questions. Leave a comment on the show notes, Tweet me at @cyeshow, or leave a message at 646-713-8973.

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