Re: interface editing

Subject: Re: interface editing
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: CJ Daly <cjdaly18 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:09:36 -0800 (PST)

How about "usability editing?"



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From: CJ Daly <cjdaly18 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Monday, January 2, 2012 1:42 PM
Subject: interface editing





I'm trying to explain to my boss that I'm do more than just write documentation. I take the interface that the programmer
and the designer have created and I edit the on-screen language, button and field names and change placement of items on the screen. I also edit the text of the error messages to make them more helpful for the users. I don't want to call it interface design because the designer came up with the look & feel and the programmer uses it. I'm editing what's already been created. It's not really quality control/assurance/improvement because I'm not testing the validity of the data itself or streamlining the process of how the data is gathered. I'm not doing any direct testing with users (nor am I focusing on special needs users) so I hesitate to call it usability.  I'm looking for a phrase to describe it. Does "interface editing" describe it well enough? Any suggestions?                        
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