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The team leader of a collaborative writing group can be thought of as the project owner. This person establishes the model for collaboration for the group (how the group operates), defines the roles for each member of the group, and divides responsibilities among the team.
An effective leader for the collaboration sets deadlines, organizes meetings when necessary, and follows-up with the other team members to make sure the project is on track.
A leader may also change the project direction based on emergent group dynamics, changing project goals or environment, or research results.
The team leader often wears multiple hats, and can act in the role of writer, editor, and publisher. Click on the following links to explore other roles involved in collaborative writing.
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