Chapter published in:Reading and Writing Public Documents
Edited by Daniël Janssen and Rob Neutelings
[Document Design Companion Series 1] 2001
► pp. 211–232
10. Strategic revision of public documents
How policy writers revise documents in order to reach consensus
Earlier research has shown that policy writers are strategists. Somehow, they know how to deal effectively with comments on draft versions of their documents in order to satisfy the various stakeholders in the (collaborative) writing process and generate consensus on their texts. But how do they do it? How do they know what to revise? What kind of changes do they make in order to fulfill the often incompatible demands of their readers?
Published online: 23 February 2001