RE: Best Practice for reviewing documents

Subject: RE: Best Practice for reviewing documents
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'Lucero, Peggy'" <plucero -at- atsva -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 09:18:37 -0500

Peggy,

Yours should be the final review. Any changes you make should be reviewed by
with the individual authors or with your boss to assure them that you have
only dealt with language issues and have not changed any technical content.


Bonnie Granat
http://www.GranatEdit.com


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> 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.
> In the highly technical documents my part is mainly as an
> editor/overseer for spelling, grammar, sentence structure,
> punctuation,
> layout, format, etc.
> Question is this-
> 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. This bothers me as I
> don't believe the client is in the best position to judge the
> spelling,
> grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, layout, format, etc.
> Just living and learning here, and hoping others can make
> suggestions on
> how best to handle this. Also, I am allowing 5 days,
> typically, for the
> peer review and 5 days for the client review. Is that appropriate?
> Thanks,
>
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