The technical accuracy of a piece of writing should be the first
level of review, since it is a waste of time to work on a document
that is wrong in content. Technical reviews are most often
conducted by routing a document among one's peers. A technical review may also be conducted by
technical referees who are experts in the relevant field. Generally,
the technical review is concerned with one or more of the following questions:
- Is the problem addressed one that is technically important?
- Does the document solve the problem it sets out to solve?
- Are the methodology and general practice technically sound?
- Does the research lead to other important questions?
Although technical reviews are strictly matters of expertise and should not be confused with editorial reviews, technical and editorial issues are not always easy to
separate, for the following reasons:
- Sometimes technical inaccuracy is caused by stylistic cloudiness.
- Small terminological errors can introduce monumental technical errors. If, for
example, the approach of an aircraft is monitored in nautical miles, and the cockpit
operating procedure of an airline pilot is given in statutory
miles . . .
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