Depending on the document design parameters and audience, the steps involved in creation are interchangeable, but the general procedure is a seven-step process:
1. Initial Consultation
Generally a telephone or email conversation setting out the various requirements on both sides including timescale, number of pages or words, and deliverables list.
The result of the initial consultation is a free costing estimate from NOVA within one working day.
2. The Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
Typically, we advice any client to sign an NDA before any information is made available. This initiates an understanding of mutual communication and trust.
3. Information gathering
NOVA collects working samples and relevant documentation to begin the writing process.
4. Draft 1
The first draft of the document is prepared by NOVA for review. The first draft consists of the raw materials for the final draft of the document. Typically, format and images are incomplete after the first draft.
5. Draft 2
The second developmental draft of the document is prepared by NOVA for review. Formatting and images are in place after the second draft, as well as a good proofing and developmental edit.
6. Draft 3
The final draft of the document is prepared by NOVA for review. The document is complete after the final draft and the project can move into the closing debriefing.
7. Debriefing and client feedback
Typically a face-to-face meeting to assess client satisfaction and resolve any remaining issues.