The Trend Toward Collaborative Authoring: Pros and Cons vs Fixed Steps for Document Development
Mark Bowlby, PhD | Principal Regulatory Writer
The near-universally adopted method for document development, namely, the draftreview-revise process, is increasingly being questioned as best practice. As demands for shortening process timelines have continued to increase and software advances have made many interactions continuous, there appears to be a concurrent push for a more collaborative approach to authoring. Collaborative authoring can indeed speed the development of expert content in documents; however, it also poses new issues for authors, especially in the case of continuous collaborative authoring. Learn about the extent of this trend, variants in its implementation, impacts on authors, and techniques for managing collaborative authoring.