What is Precision Content®?

Content is the lifeblood of any organization — a vital business asset that provides meaning, direction, and stability both for internal and external stakeholders alike.

As organizations grow, the challenge of maintaining accurate, usable content grows at an exponential pace. This is a problem that can’t be solved simply by hiring more content producers or throwing more effort at the problem.

Without empowering content producers with proper systems and a consistent writing methodology, businesses that pour well-intentioned hours into developing content are doomed to face:

  • Inconsistent and outdated content
  • Duplication of efforts with no single source of truth
  • Content that cannot be used cross platform and cannot scale
  • Inefficiency and waste

What is the Precision Content Writing Methodology?

Precision Content® is a method of planning, authoring, and publishing high-value, structured content. It is a robust and systematic content life-cycle solution that helps enterprises manage content as a corporate asset. Precision Content makes content more precise.

This approach can be applied to most business and technical content, but is most often applied to

  • product documentation
  • user manuals
  • policies and procedures
  • learning and training content, and
  • help and support content.

How can the Precision Content Writing Methodology help your organization?

The Precision Content Methodology breaks content down into its component parts making it easier to read and understand.

Our approach saves your organization time and money in the activity of content authoring, content management and content publishing.

This enables you and your team to start managing your content like an asset, allowing you to unlock benefits such as:

Before & After

Here are before and after examples of content transformed using Precision Content:

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Precision Content Before and After Content Transformation Infographic

Key Advantages

These are the key advantages of Precision Content:

Adapted-Structured-Authoring-MethodologyAdapted structured authoring methodology

Precision Content adapts structured authoring best practices to a rich semantically-structured technology framework. Teams of authors and contributors are trained to produce modular, concise, and consistent content. This is critical to developing effective, scalable, and sustainable content.

Interoperability-of-XMLInteroperability of XML

Precision Content is based on DITA – the fastest growing open XML standard in the world. You are free to choose the best tools for your content lifecycle. There’s no vendor lock-in, ever.

Multi-Channel-Publishing-and-Future-ProofingMulti-channel publishing and future-proofing

Backed by an XML infrastructure, you can publish to all the formats and devices you need including web, PDF, wiki, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Word, RTF, ePub, and many others. Better yet, you are future-proofing your content for whatever formats or requirements you might need next year or even 10 years from now.

Guided-Single-Source-Authoring-in-a-Collaborative-EnvironmentGuided single-source authoring in a collaborative environment

Authoring becomes an established method that results in amazingly usable, high-quality content. It is also not prone to errors and inconsistencies introduced by copy and paste. Once a piece of content exists, it can be reused as many times as needed. Updating it in one place updates it everywhere.

Three laws

These are the three laws that support the content strategy.

Learn the Precision Content method

Learn effective methods to write clear, concise, well-structured content with our specialized online training program.

Choose the training package that fits your needs and learn structured writing strategies that will transform your organization.

Learn more about the Precision Content Writer Training Program or Contact us today.

Trademark: “Precision Content” is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.