After you have revised and editedyour document, ask a colleague to read it over and review it. Peer review is often the first andsometimes the most useful step in the review process. Because colleagues are often closer to theproject than other types of reviewers, they can often identify weaknesses in content and organizationthat other reviewers may miss. In addition, peer reviews are often less formal and less threateningthan managerial or technicalreviews.
Peer reviews of documents are a frequent and normal activity in most scientific and technicalorganizations, with most engineers and scientists alternating between the role of the individualrequesting a review and that of the individual performing it.
Peer reviews are most useful when specific guidelines are followed inrequesting the review and the reviewer follows some importantstrategies in performing it.
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