Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a coworker who changes her/his written work.
How do you deal with a colleague who edits your report so much it does not look like your writing anymore?
Signed, I Stand Corrected
Dear I Stand Corrected:
From here, it is impossible for me to know why your coworker has access to and edits your reports. Your use of the term “colleague” implies that this person isn’t your superior, yet editing is that part of her/his job description. Are you working on projects together and “your report” is in fact a joint report? Or is the colleague assertive and coerces you to submit what you will report for her/his review before finally submitting it? From the little you’ve sent about the nature of your work and because I can’t see what has been corrected in a report, there is no way for me to ascertain if the editing is justified.