How would you describe the legal and ethical issues the new tech writer needs to be aware of—clearly describing relevant laws and ethical issues so he or she can avoid problems while making sure what you say won’t get you in trouble with your boss, coworkers, or, possibly, the generally public?
Ethics, the memo, collaboration, electronic editing Goals
To practice effective editing strategies for group writing situations using the methods described in Chapter 3 of our textbook.
To think a little more deeply about how ethics apply to specific writing situations, Chapter 2.
To become familiar with the memo format and rewriting based on edits
Word Count: For the rough draft try to have at least 175 words, and make sure to answer all the questions in “Editing Specifics” (see at the end of this document)when editing your assigned draft.
In Project 1 we will be focusing on the editing phase of collaborative writing, with each of you practicing good editing techniques (“good”=useful, diplomatic, honest) on someone else’s draft. In order to have something to edit, we first need to produce rough drafts, and this is what you will be doing in Phase 1 of the project: writing up a ROUGH draft for someone else to practice editing on. To make the project more realistic, the drafts will all be in the same form (the memo), and you’ll all be dealing with similar content on a subject you are studying in common: How the legal and ethical issues discussed in Chapter 2 might be applied in a real-world situation.
Project has three Phases to it.