Mature writers never work in isolation but collaborate frequently. Collaboration itself looks different depending on the writer, the document, and the context. In some situations, this may mean scheduling a coffee break with a co-worker to brainstorm a new idea. Or it could involve a week-long conference with co-authors, alternating between whiteboard think-tank sessions, break-out meetings, and periods of solitary retreat. When reviewers are involved, constant communication is a key element of success. But reviewers vary in the stage they prefer to be consulted—from issue identification to copy editing—and new team members may have difficulty determining when to call for help and when to plug away on their own. This session will cull sets of best practices from university researchers, corporate professionals, and government workers to provide you with a variety of scenarios that you can then tailor to your own region’s needs. Note: We suggest that offices or regions sign up in teams and schedule a follow up meeting on their own to get the most from this session. - - Objectives—At the completion of this webinar you will be able to: - - Explain the value of collaboration to co-workers at all levels.Distinguish between types of collaboration appropriate to different stages of the writing process. - - Distinguish between types of collaboration appropriate for those with different roles on the project. - - Establish a collaborative plan for large documents that makes the best use of your office’s or region’s resources. - TRANSCRIPT located: http://nctc.fws.gov/CSP/Resources/cw_ct_webinars/12_21_10/transcript.pdf
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