Re: Document Review Process

Subject: Re: Document Review Process
From: Sarah Stegall <siliconwriter -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 17:03:59 -0800

On Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at 09:47 AM, Laura Kate Barrett wrote:

I try to stick to electronic documents for the sanity of version-control
and traceability's sake. For clients who just have to have paper I
produce comb-binder mark-ups that give them a complete sense of both the
change/review process (via inserted review-signature pages) and the
size/complexity of the finished product.

I used to use electronic copies for review: Word docs, PDFs, etc. I found that I was still having to nag reviewers and their managers to do any review at all. Finally I took to printing out the sections I wanted reviewed and putting them on the SME's desk; this was much harder for them to ignore than an electronic copy and got better response. One SME told me he appreciated having a printout because it meant I wasn't fobbing off the chore of printing out a section on him.

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"Be a scribe! Your body will be sleek, your hand will be soft. You are one who sits grandly in your house; your servants answer speedily; beer is poured copiously; all who see you rejoice in good cheer. Happy is the heart of him who writes; he is young each day."--Ptahhotep, 4500 BCE

Sarah Stegall munchkyn at munchkyn dot com


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