The terms collaborative writing and peer collaboration refer to projects where written works are created by many people together (collaboratively) rather than individually. Some projects are overseen by an editor or editorial team, but many grow without any top-down oversight..

In a true collaborative environment, each contributor has an equal ability to add, edit, and remove text. The writing process becomes a recursive task, where each change prompts others to make more changes. It is easier to do if the group has a specific end goal in mind, and harder if a goal is absent or vague.

A very good method of discussion and communication is essential, especially if disagreements arise.

Collaborative writing projects include:

Some collaborative writing projects are also open content.

Similar and related Concepts[edit | edit source]

  • coauthoring
  • cooperative writing
  • group writing
  • joint authoring
  • shared document collaboration
  • team writing
  • fiction

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