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From Andy Brown <a...@the-martin-byrd.net>
Subject Re: Introducing myself
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2011 04:41:01 GMT
Jean Hollis Weber wrote:
> I've been away for the past 2 weeks, so I've missed all the happenings.
> I'm now catching up on the list archives and hope to be confirmed soon
> as a committer. Meanwhile, I thought I would introduce myself, because
> I've seen several topics where I think I can contribute information and
> ideas.
>
> I am Jean Hollis Weber, currently Co-Lead of OpenOffice.org
> Documentation. My background is 30 years of technical writing, editing
> and publishing, mostly on computer software related projects. My area of
> expertise is user-oriented information, including user guides, how-tos,
> and online help. (I have written an award-winning book titled "Is the
> Help Helpful?" as well as other books under my own name and quite a lot
> of the material in the official OOo user guides.) I also have some
> project management (documentation team leadership) experience related to
> coordinating the production of multi-authored documents such as user
> guides.
>
> Although there may be no formal "team leads" here, I think it's often
> useful for people to take on a leadership or coordinating role once work
> items have been defined. I've found that many publishing projects stall
> without someone in that role. I don't actually want to spend a lot of
> time "leading" (I'd prefer to be writing new material), so please don't
> read that as me looking to take charge of documentation!
>
> --Jean

Hi Jean,

Glad you made it. :)

Andy


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