Archive | August, 2013

Dumb vs. Smart Revision

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation process

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation processSeveral readers of my posts on revision have pointed out that content gets revised for many reasons. Peter Fournier suggest a distinction should be made between dumb and smart revision. I’ll attempt to do that here. An initial distinction between dumb […]

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Reducing writer errors

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation process

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation processOne of the most consistent responses I have received to my posts on revision as waste (Improving First Run Quality, and Revision, Waste, and Evenness) is some variant of “mistakes happen”. Some felt I was blaming writers, or even questioning their integrity. […]

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Revision, Waste, and Evenness

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation process

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation processA couple of weeks ago, in a post titled Improving First Run Quality, I cause a kerfuffle, and some questioning of my sanity, by suggesting that rather then celebrating revision as an essential part of the writing process, we should regard […]

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