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Writing for Work    Collaborative Writing Guidelines

When you are producing a document or presentation as part of a collaborative effort, it is important to remember to follow basic guidelines of writing as a team.

  • Understand the goals of the team.
  • Understand the roles of your fellow team members.
  • Understand the way the group operates; determine the model of collaboration
  • Listen to the other team members and be willing to compromise.
  • When conflict or disagreement occurs, look for a constructive way to voice your opinion.  Never attack others or use disparaging language.
  • Use technology to your advantage.

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