Document Review Process

Subject: Document Review Process
From: "Sara Hassen" <Sara -dot- Hassen -at- stratagene -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 08:49:07 -0800

Good Morning,

I am trying to develop a document review process for my division. I am
the lone Technical Writer within a group of scientists (Ph.D. level).
It is the common assumption that every document I produce should be 100%
error free. This of course is a daunting task. I strive to maintain
accuracy, but without a review process, the errors are unnoticed until
the document is utilized. I proof all my documents twice prior to
release, but this is obviously not adequate. This brings me to the
conclusion that a formal review process needs to be implemented.

My question to you is this, how many reviews do your documents undergo
prior to being released for use? Also, who are the people who review
the documents, end-users, fellow writers?

I appreciate any and all comments. I am at my wits end trying to
articulate the need for document review PRIOR to release. I am hopeful
the information I learn from all of you will assist me.

Thank you very much for your time to help me out!

Sara Hassen
Technical Writer


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