I haven't seen any general guidance for post-processing RAW images.
Ok, so let's assume that we shoot in RAW with a dSLR for example (personally, I use a D70).
Once on the PC, there is some basic batch processing to do with our RAW images.
I'm still experimenting and would like some feed back from more advanced digital dark room users...
Even if I know that it depends very much on you, your needs and your camera and even your lens, I would like to summarize all the steps that can be done 'in general':
1. Rename your file, and save a copy of the RAW file somewhere before modifying it.
2. crop (optional)
3. correction of exposure (optional)
4. correction of contrast (optional)
5. correction of colors (optional)
6. Interpolate to a higher resolution (using Genuine Fractals plug-ins for example) -> this is probably necessary only for printing.
7. Noise correction (optional)
This is only a starting point. Please correct, complete and suggest me changes.
Also please tell me if these operations are in the right order.
I think this kind of guidance is particularly useful when you want to submit your work the stock photography and professionals in general...
Also, if you have Action files for PS to suggest, that would be more than welcome...