Absolutely. You can have them use InCopy, which is an editorial companion to InDesign and allows users to edit only what you, in InDesign, authorize them to edit (text only, typically).
Have a look at my video course introducing InCopy to both InDesign users like yourself and your editorial counterparts. http://iampariah.com/courses/incopy-cc-fundamentals
There is a great simple online proofing tool - take at look at https://pageproof.com (they also have an Adobe InDesign add-on which lets you send out proofs to PageProof directly from InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator and InCopy too). It takes all sorts of file types - including video and audio as well if you create an work outside of static artwork...
Hi McGee_V ,
did you find a solution?
If the other authors are using Microsoft Word for documentation have a look at EM's WordsFlow plug-in for InDesign where you export Word files out of InDesign and where you can update linked docx files with your layouts or write back changes made in InDesign to the linked docx file: WordsFlow » Em Software
have you tried the Publish Online tool that comes with InDesign?
In my collaboration workflow, I send PDFs to my clients. Because my documents are technical in nature, I have a lot of questions for the engineers I'm working with. So I use InDesign's Notes feature to ask then questions. I have a plugin called PDFStickies, which includes the content of the notes as PDF sticky notes. I wrote an article about it here: PDFStickies: Why Wasn't This Built into InDesign in the First Place?
I also have a way to sort the comments to make it easier for each person on the team to view the comments that are specifically directed at them.
Finally, if your team is willing to use the PDF Commenting tools properly, you can use DTP Tools Annotations plugin to help automate the process of incorporating their comments back into the InDesign document.
We've taken the approach to teach the technical staff how to use the PDF mark-up tools (properly) once they receive a PDF file and have used the "send for comment" feature to collect all edits in one live file. Everyone in our office has at least a basic understanding of using some of the Adobe PDF comment features so that is where we started.
Thanks for all the advice!