Review without violence


The review process for a technical document is a harrowing experience for all involved. Some techniques do exist however, that can ease the pains and smooth the path to a well-done and accurate final product. The responsibility for using these techniques rests with many people: the editor who solicits review comments, the technical expert who must correct inaccuracies, the interested party who has another perspective on the subject, the manager who must approve the piece. Each of these people reviews documents for different reasons and to make unique contributions to the finished document; but, some practical techniques can be employed by all of them to make the most of their contributions and, in fact, to make their jobs easier. This paper talks to and about the two protagonists - the editor and the reviewer.

DOI: 10.1145/800101.803292

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@inproceedings{Buffum1977ReviewWV, title={Review without violence}, author={Lori Buffum}, booktitle={SIGUCCS}, year={1977} }