Series Archives: Improving the content creation process

This series looks at ways to improve the content creation process to make it more efficient and to produce higher quality content.

Production Line

Improving First Run Quality

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation process

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Improving the content creation processThe enormous improvements in quality and productivity that have occurred in industry over the last several decades can, in large part, be attributed to a focus on improving first-run quality. In traditional production line environments, the golden rule was never to […]

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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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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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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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