Recently, there has been an increase in the need for individuals to collaborate virtually on writing projects. Writing virtually allows individuals to distribute their processes across not only an office space, but across geographic locations, as well. Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes investigates the use of computer-mediated communication technologies, including everything from instant messaging and e-mail to interaction on Web pages, Webcasts, and graphical user interfaces, to facilitate effective interdependent collaboration in writing projects. This book focuses on the type of writing that typically occurs in virtual workplace settings, such as academic institutions, private and for-profit industry, and the government, in which the purpose of the writing is to convey information or argue a position rather than to socialize or entertain. What makes this book stand out from others like it is the fact that it was written collaboratively through the use of Wikis and Google Docs and that it provides a meta-analysis of the development process of the book from conception to completion.
Principles for exploring virtual collaborative writing / Beth L. Hewett, Charlotte Robidoux, and Dirk Remley -- Frameworks for talking about virtual collaborative writing / Beth L. Hewett ... [et al.] -- Case study: "can you see me?" Writing toward clarity in a software development life cycle / Anne DiPardo and Mike DiPardo -- Engaging in virtual collaborative writing: issues, obstacles, and strategies / Patti G. Wojahn, Kristin A. Blicharz, and Stephanie K. Taylor -- Forming trust in virtual writing teams: perspectives and applications / Sean D. Williams -- Case study: a collaborative of content designers and developers / Beth Brunk-Chavez and Sunay Palsole -- Removing barriers to collaborating in virtual writing projects / William Carney -- Facilitating virtual collaborative writing through informed leadership / Catherine Lyman -- Case study: putting their heads together virtually: case studies on collaboration using content management technology / Suzanne Mescan -- Optimizing team performance: collaborative virtual writing / Charlotte Robidoux -- Making collaborative writing decisions virtually / Alexia P. Idoura -- Case study: advancing new authoring strategies through virtual collaboration / Judith Kessler -- Using standards to promote collaboration among writers / France Baril -- Developing content in a reuse environment / Norma Emery -- Case study: managing content quality and consistency in a collaborative virtual world / Kent Taylor -- Caution! Empowered reviewers ahead: the challenges of the review process in collaboration / Robbin Zeff Warner, Beth L. Hewett, and Charlotte Robidoux -- Collaborating with customers virtually to improve content / Mihonda Studevant -- Preparing writers for virtual environments / Pavel Zemliansky -- Case study: writing, rhetoric, and design: a virtual collaboration case study / Douglas Eyman -- Inventing non-discursive text in collaborative environments / Joddy Murray -- The mutual presence of RP-7 and the future of collaborative writing / David W. Overbey -- Collaborating virtually to develop this book / Charlotte Robidoux and Beth L. Hewett.
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 30th June 2010