All the advantages of an editorial system are fully exploited when the smallest units (i.e. the text or resource module) have been created to be topic-oriented and modularised. A topic-oriented module is a self-contained unit that does not reference other content. The contents of text modules must also be consistent. The style, writing technique, terminology and writing rules should be defined in an editorial guide. This greatly improves the consistency of the text modules. If these criteria are met, documents can be compiled from individual modules. Checking processes in the editorial system and authoring support can be used to provide technical assistance.
We can author text modules for our customers using SCHEMA ST4, to ensure a high rate of text reusage. Scriptor works with a catalogue of rules in order to create and link these modules in a coherent, interrelated way.
A challenging task is the migration of existing non-modular texts into the new pool of text modules. Even when the topic fits, structures or writing requirements have often not been properly implemented or terminology has not been followed. Consistency and coherence must be ensured so that these modules can be linked in a meaningful way. Therefore, it usually makes sense to carrry out a revision of the existing text.
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