Most definitely good enough! – quality statement after proofreading

The tekom Northern regional group invites visitors to an exciting evening on 6th December 2016: Lars Schiller, deputy editor-in-chief of ZINDEL AG, is hosting a workshop on the accuracy of texts, the quality of manuals and the purpose of proofreading.

Be honest: Do you know how good your manuals are? The answers to this question vary. Some people brashly claim that all their manuals are error-free. Others are more cautious; admitting that they might contain a few errors. Most people shrug their shoulders.

Measuring the quality of a manual is no easy task. But it is possible, provided you proofread it conscientiously. However, that alone is not enough. Only when you're clearly aware of your quality requirements and properly organise the proofreading phase can you provide information about the quality of a manual as a figure.

It's quite probable that, even after two correction runs, the manual is not yet 100 % perfect; but you can be sure that your manual is "good enough".

At the event, you will find out:

  • How to organise proofreading
  • Whether you yourself are suitable as a proofreader
  • How to define your quality requirements and the acceptable error rate
  • What matters with regard to the number of errors
  • How to calculate the figure for accuracy
  • When enough proofreading has been performed
  • How to answer the question of how good your manual is

When, where, how:

  • Tuesday, 6th December 2016 at 6.00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Quality Hotel Ambassador, Heidenkampsweg 34, 20097 Hamburg, Germany
  • 5-minute walk from the Berliner Tor U-Bahn /S-Bahn station
  • Admission free

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