“…the first task of revision is vision. The writer must stand back from the work the way any craftsman does to see what has been done.”
– Donald Murray

While the first draft serves as the end product of research and planning, it is also the raw material from which a final iteration will be shaped. The revision process includes careful review and analysis of the message, and addresses questions, such as: have I supported all important points? have I answered my readers’ most likely questions? have I structured the message in a logical and effective order? how can I improve what I have so far?

  1. Discovery
  2. Creation
  3. Revision
  4. Refining

Cogent, LLC has been providing communication and technology solutions since 2005. Cogent evolved out of a prior company, Innovative Media Resources, Inc. which was founded in 1996. The principal owners of both companies have been in the communication and information services industry since 1994.