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Writing and Editing Services

All the Write Words... from an award-winning free-lance editor and writer.

That’s just what you’ll get when you enlist my services for your writing, editing, and copyediting needs.

Draw on my extensive publishing experience in fashion, sewing, quilting, and crafts to make sure that your information is presented in a professional manner, and in the style that your reader will understand and appreciate. How-to writing and technical editing are specialties.

Services include:

  • Pattern writing
  • Pattern editing
  • Press releases & sales copy
  • Website copy  
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Project design & development with step-by-step directions and suggested illustrations

Contact me at:
or call (503) 892-8265 to discuss your project.


Book Publishers

Smart Travel Press, Portland, OR

Martingale and Co.,
That Patchwork Place, Woodinville, WA

Palmer/Pletsch Associates
Portland, OR

House of White Birches/DRG,
Berne, IN

Rodale Press, Inc., Emmaus, PA

Magazine Publishers

Through the Needle
Bernina USA, Aurora IL

Sewing Savvy, DRG, Berne, IN

Sew News, F & W Publishing, Golden, CO

American Quilter, Paducah, KY

Pattern Companies
Saf-T-Pockets Patterns
Portland, OR

Back Porch Press, Snohomish, WA

Nutmeg Quilts, Somerset, WI






































 "To me, a great editor is one who can improve my manuscript by 100% and leave me feeling like it is still my book. Barbara did it! Her attention to detail-- 
without being obsessive
about it--
and her organizational skills
are truly amazing.”

Susan Foster, author
Smart Packing for Today’s Traveler

“I want you always for my editor. It is wonderful to work with someone who is so professional!” 
Judy Murrah, VP of Education for Quilts Inc. ,
 and best-selling author of Jacket Jazz, Jacket Jazz Encore, More Jazz, & Quilt and Color Play

 “Your projects are so creative and timely and your directions are so clear and easy-to-follow! I always look forward to seeing what you will come up with next."
 Karen Dillon, co-author of
Sew a Beautiful Wedding

 “I was so impressed with your expertise when I first signed on to publish with
That Patchwork Place.
 I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and marveled  at your abilities.
Your high standards
 are lofty goals."

Carol Doak, best-selling author of
Easy Machine Paper Piecing; Easy Reversible Vests--to name just a few!

I am thrilled with the job you did editing my book. You kept every one of my thoughts and ideas and re-wrote them so eloquently. I just love it!  You are wonderful!”
Judy Simmons, fiber artist and author of Machine Needlelace

  “Nobody knows how much
you did to make a success
 of the first book in the International Quilt Shop Series published by
That Patchwork Place.
We are proud of it and
you should be too!”

Irma and Cees Eskes, owners
Irma’s Sampler, Haarlem, The Netherlands


Go to Books by Barbara Weiland for more information on her published works.

Go to Jo-Lydia's Attic for information on Barbara's pattern line.

For more information on Barbara, go to
Meet Barbara Weiland Talbert.
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