I’m currently debating with a co-worker over the definition of authoring a document, say an SOP, vs transcribing and being able to audit that document later during an internal audit. So lets say as a QA rep you are handed a new procedure written out on paper and asked to make it into an electronic version. My co-worker states that by doing so, it makes you the author of that document and therefore you cannot audit it later. He states that is stated in the ISO standards but I’ve never come across it or seen it followed like that at the other sites I’ve worked at within the company. My view is that you are transcribing and converting the document into another format. You are not altering the content or intent of the procedure. Therefore you are then free to audit that procedure during an internal audit. Any thoughts on how to interpret this type of situation?