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6.7: Closing it Out

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    Closing it Out

    The above is just a framework that you can use to think through the process of getting a project from start to finish. You don’t have to take my method as the Truth, but instead I offer it as a suggestion and a system than can help you guide a project. You’ll want to come up with your own system that integrates the overall writing process that we’ve covered previously, the process of designing visuals and documents, and the project timeline to get things done.

    When it comes to technical writing, we deal with people and conditions that change over time. The one constant is that things will change. In these situations, what can be useful is not a concrete way of doing something every single time, but instead a method of going about doing something. If you have a method of figuring out how do something, that will serve you well when the thing you’re doing changes and you’re left figuring out how to adapt. Getting too wedded to a specific step-by-step specific implementation of how things are going to be can be dangerous because things do and will change. But, if your process is an open one that makes general moves and asks open questions rather than setting specifics, you’ll find that you can work through changes with less stress because you’re not tied to a specific way of doing things that is threatened when the context shifts.

    This page titled 6.7: Closing it Out is shared under a CC BY-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Adam Rex Pope.

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