RE: Editorial review board - when to edit?

Subject: RE: Editorial review board - when to edit?
From: "Kieran Sullivan" <ksullivan -at- tssg -dot- org>
To: "'Brad Whittington'" <brad -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:55:18 +0100

In a word, no.

The authors in our case should be able to put something together themselves
(as close to camera-ready as is possible) and then pass it on to the review
board for analysis.

When the authors send the document to the review board, that's the first
profession writing input the white-paper gets.

I see your point about getting involved earlier in the process - it would
help, but it could also take the writing activity away from the original
authors. They should be able to put something coherent together themselves
(or so the theory goes!)

Kieran.

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Subject: Re: Editorial review board - when to edit?

Looks like good advice about the editing stage. I have a question
about the earlier stages.

When I'm working with a client on a white paper, there are earlier
review stages. I get buy in for the title, target audience, word
count, etc. Before I start writing, I create a proposed outline and
there is considerable back-and-forth revision before it is finalized
and the actual writing begins. In some cases, if I'm not clear on the
desired tone, I get a review of the introduction and perhaps the first
section to make sure I'm headed in the right direction.

Is there a process in place for that level of review earlier? I've
found that it saves a lot of misunderstandings and time.

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