Advanced Comment Editing
Welcome item leads and scorebook editors! The "Advanced Comment Writing" presentations posted on this page provide guidance and examples to help you refine your comments in the developing scorebook. For more basic guidance and examples, see the Consensus Review page.
PowerPoint Presentations (.pptx files)
PowerPoint Slide Shows (.ppsx files):
Welcome tech editors! Technical editing includes two parts; the first encompasses a high-level review of the draft scorebook and communication between the technical editor and the team leader. The second part encompasses a thorough quality check of the final scorebook.
As a technical editor, you will ensure that the content of one or more Consensus Review Scorebooks is correct. The scorebook is then checked for grammar and style. The end result is a feedback report for an award applicant—a key customer product of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
Below are links to several tech-editing job aids. If you are having difficulty with the PowerPoint file formats, this Microsoft Office chart may be helpful.
Reminder: Feedback comments should consist of
- A concise opening sentence that expresses a single thought—the "nugget"
- One or two examples
- The relevance or importance of the nugget to the applicant
2017 Tech Editors:
Tech Editing Toolkit
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