Stage 4 of the editing process is usually omitted, with dire consequences for searchability and accessibility.
For many editors, a technology check is a new task, an unknown process, one they didn't learn about at school or university.
But somebody has to do this job, and all too often the writer has messed up badly. You, the editor, can save the day.
EDITING: STAGE 4
Check that the document's technology is easy to find and accessible to people with a disability. This will also make it more likely that the document can be saved as an accessible PDF.
The tasks will vary according to the word-processing software or CMS being used. For example, here are a few things the editor should check and fix in a document in Microsoft Word or Open Office Writer.
This technology check will simplify the final stage of editing: proofreading.