Fewer and fewer tech comm departments employ full-time technical editors to review content, so many groups rely upon peer reviews among technical authors to:
- Improve the organization, tone, and consistency of technical content
- Correct spelling and grammatical errors
Some companies use software to check for grammatical errors and inconsistent terminology.
Editing can ensure that content clearly communicates the necessary information at the appropriate audience level; this sort of feedback is invaluable while developing content. Also, every error caught during the editing process is a mistake end users will not see—which translates into fewer dings to your company’s reputation.