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Welcome Testers!

This page is meant for those that have signed up as a Pattern test for Smith Country. It contains all the details you need to prior to your first test with me.

Haven't signed up yet? Click here to get started!

Hello & Salutations

Thank you so much for expressing interest in testing with Smith Country.

 

Let me start by introducing myself. I'm Jenn Smith, wife, mother of 5 (yes 5), and owner, creator, and everything in between for Smith Country. Want to know more? Click Here

 

I'm so honored that you decided to sign up to be a tester with me and I'm excited to work with you.

 

A Few Things To Know About Testing For Me 

 

  • I will send out an email 1-3 business days prior to the pattern test. It will let you know what the pattern is, the timeline and when it will be due, along with any other details I might find important to that test.

  • When I inquire about testing a pattern, you will need to reply with an honest answer of:

    • If you think you can complete that pattern in the required time frame, with the materials needed OR details of changes in the description.

    • As well as be able to respond to me timely if I have questions or comments back.

  • If you are added to that pattern test, I will send you an email with a link to a Google Doc that you will use as your pattern (this is not at all how the paid pattern will look, it's just easier for editing purposes)

  • You will be approved as a Commentator in the doc. That means you can suggest edits and make noted comments.

  • I will then go through and approve/deny or even reply to them as they come in. This way you are able to see changes as they are done.

    • This might be new to some, but I have found to be the best way to make tests work without a lot of repeats or having to communicate through 4 different communication outlets.

    • Also, this is a safe place. I haven't had any issues, but I still want to remind everyone to be respectful and kind to one another as well. This is a pattern testing not a spot for Social Media outbursts or rude comments.

  • You are welcome to share at any point in time on Facebook or Instagram about your progress or completed work. If I have not released the pattern yet, you can just say "Pattern Coming Soon.." And You MUST tag me @thesmithcountry

  • I will let you know the release date of the pattern as soon as I know (usually when I check-in at the beginning, but for sure by the end of testing). I will also be created ahead of time, the Ravelry tester codes which will be included with the tester email.

 

Once You Have Completed the Test

  • Please e-mail me at least 1 completed picture (which may be used in the blog or pattern-if it is used you will get credit for it, so make sure I have your social media handles) and any notes or suggestions you have as well.

  • At the end of testing, I will do all finishing touches, create the official pattern and have it listed in my shop the day before I go live. You will receive the completed pattern link with a coupon to use to get the pattern free. Please do not share this pattern with anyone. This is my "payment" to you for your hard work.

    • I always offer 2 patterns, one with product tags and one without. You get the one WITH tags always.

 

PLEASE NOTE: If I find that you do not respond to emails at all, or do not follow any of the above, unfortunately, I will no longer be able to use you as one of my testers. Nothing personal, but I do need to know I have a reliable and kind team. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns.

 

Thanks so much again for joining!

 

With a grateful heart,

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