The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience in science communication and editing.

Collaborative Review of Editing and Writing: The CREW Process

Tom Lang Communications and Training International

Collaborative Review of Editing and Writing (CREW) is another way to train writers and editors. It consists of a series of 10-minute periods, each divided into two, 5- minute reviews, during which pairs of writers exchange comments about an assignment they have both completed before the workshop. The assignments usually consist of writing a text, editing a text, creating or editing a table, and creating or editing a graph. After the paired reviews, a moderator reviews the assignment with all participants. This review allows participants to get the group’s response to specific questions and permits the moderator to raise additional questions about the assignment.

Variable amounts of time, depending the number of assignments. Participants MUST complete all the pre-workshop assignments to attend. 

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