The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 27–30 October 2024 | Portland, OR
Dipo Ajose-Coker

With an MA in Multilingual and Multimedia Document Conception from Université Paris Cité, Dipo Ajose-Coker has dedicated 18 years to technical communication roles in the Fintech and MedTech industries, including DITA migration expertise and technical communication. In 2021, he pivoted to Content Creation and Marketing, serving as an essential intermediary between software developers and end-users to align expectations with deliverables. In the complex landscape of Technical Communications, Dipo functions as the conductor, orchestrating a harmonious dialogue between users, industry experts, and vendors.

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Integrating Subject Matter Experts Into Structured Authoring Ecosystems

This session addresses the critical role of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in structured authoring ecosystems and strategies for effective integration within them. SMEs are invaluable in ensuring the accuracy, relevance, and technical integrity of content. However, their expertise needs to be harmoniously incorporated into the structured authoring process, which often involves specific methodologies and tools. We’ll explore methods for facilitating SME contributions without disrupting their workflows, including the use of user-friendly authoring tools, collaborative platforms, and streamlined review processes. Additionally, the session will cover techniques for aligning SME input with structured content workflows, enhancing content quality, and ensuring that technical information is both accurate and accessible.

In this session, attendees will learn:

How to leverage SME knowledge within a structured authoring framework, fostering a collaborative environment that enhances content precision and value.

  • Methods to integrate SMEs into structured authoring processes without disrupting their workflows.
  • How to use user-friendly authoring tools and collaborative platforms to facilitate SME contributions.
  • Strategies for fostering a collaborative environment that leverages SME knowledge effectively.