Re: Best Practice for reviewing documents

Subject: Re: Best Practice for reviewing documents
From: Steven Brown <stevenabrown -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "Lucero, Peggy" <plucero -at- atsva -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 05:29:13 -0800 (PST)

If time allows, I try to schedule a meeting for all of
the reviewers to attend. An interesting back-and-forth
occurs when you have your SMEs gathered and they start
to bounce comments and corrections off each other.
What might have been a black and white issue may turn
out to be more complicated (and thus require more
substative documentation).

This also raises your role from that of an editor to
something akin to a facilitator/troubleshooter.

Steven Brown
Technical Writer


--- "Lucero, Peggy" <plucero -at- atsva -dot- com> wrote:

> I have numerous technical documents that are mostly
> written by the team
> member responsible for and working daily within
> subject area of said
> document.
> After the developer finishes his writing/delivering
> content, document
> then needs to go through peer review and then be
> reviewed by the client.
> Each of these reviews is likely to result in
> changes/deletions/additions/recommendations, etc.
> all done in WORD with
> tracking changes on.
>
> During the review process, how many times should I
> be reviewing the
> document and making editorial changes? I have been
> advised that the'
> subject matter expert' for these documents, the team
> lead for
> operations, needs to make his review of documents
> after peer/client
> reviews to accept their
> changes/additions/deletions/recommendations as
> only he is in a position to judge the technical
> accuracy. Of course, I
> am the only person on this team in the position to
> judge the spelling,
> grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, layout,
> format, etc.
> Boss says that after the client reviews document and
> makes their
> recommendations document should not be changed.


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References:
Best Practice for reviewing documents: From: Lucero, Peggy

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