Provide guidelines for content development


Develop standards and structures for content development such as formats, styles, layout, structures, content types, terminology, XML and DITA. Implement them in document type definitions and apply them during work process and evaluate results in light of established standards.

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provide guidelines and standards for content development

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Essential skill

Provide guidelines for content development is an essential skill of the following occupations:

ICT documentation manager: ICT documentation managers are in charge of managing the documentation development process in accordance with legal requirements, standards, organisational policies and goals. They schedule, control and direct the resources, people, funding and facilities of the documentation department (including establishing budgets and timelines, risk analysis and quality management). They also develop documentation standards, structuring methods and media concepts to effectively communicate product concepts and usage.

Optional skill

Provide guidelines for content development is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Web content manager: Web content managers curate or create content for a web platform according to the long-term strategic goals, policies and procedures for an organisation’s online content or their customers. They control and monitor compliance with standards, legal and privacy regulations and ensure web optimisation. They are also responsible for integrating the work of writers and designers to produce a final layout which is compatible with corporate standards.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022