|Testing to Revise|
| Internet Prose 101
Testing to Revise
| This one-day workshop shows you how to plan, administer, report, and act on a
test of your documentation. The idea is that writers can themselves test their
documentation, not for scientific validity, but for useful indications of what to revise.
This form of testing typically catches your worst mistakes quickly, with a half
dozen people. Compared to academic usability testing, this technique is casual,
informal, and not too rigorous. But we are not aiming at statistical significance;
we care about fixing our writing. For that purpose, this quick and not-too-dirty
Author of How to Write a Computer Manual and The Trail Guide to America Online, co-author with Henry Korman of How to Communicate Technical Information, Dr. Jonathan Price has coached documentation teams in his user-oriented approach to creating hardcopy and electronic information systems for major computer manufacturers in the U.S. and Japan.
We are always glad to customize a workshop for a particular group or setting. Please call Jonathan at 505 898-4912 to get more details.
Copyright 1998 Jonathan and Lisa Price, The Communication Circle
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