Today I want to share with you something that I have fond very useful. It is called writeboard
) and this post has been done using it. Writeboard is collaborative software and completely free. With it you can collaborate with your friends on a written project.
= accomplished by collaboration: a collaborative report; collaborative efforts
= to work with someone else on a joint project
Our blogs in My EC are a place we hope to share our thoughts and hopefully catch our mistakes before we post them We do have the option to go back and edit our bog posts so we can remove embarrassing mistakes.
This is a great tool we can use to track changes in our work and never lose the original by accident. Also our collaborators can make changes which we can see to accept, reject, or modify. I wish something like this had been available when I was working on my graduate degrees. It would have been so good if my professors could have seen that they were making the same suggestions over and over. One professor would mark up my writing, which I would change to his satisfaction. Then the other professor would change the wording back to my prior version or something close to it to meet his expectations. Over and over this went on with the person making changes to favor his own interest while the other would change emphasis to his field of study. By the end I was careful to follow suggestions exactly and then had them striking out their own words from a week or two before. I can LOL about this now, but then it was devastating.
You can avoid endless changes from friends and advisors by using writeboard. All the previous changes are there to be seen, and after a few versions your collaborators can see what you added and what each of them added. That way agreement can be reached without anyone getting their ego in the way :p