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From Jessica Steel <>
Subject Re: New Volunteer - Technical Writing Experience
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2016 06:03:39 GMT
Hi Keith,

I am happy to work on the Auto correct and Support File Formats if that suits?


On 19 January 2016 at 01:30, Keith N. McKenna <> wrote:
> Jessica Steel wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have set up a login and read the contributions page and I am
>> currently working my way into the user guide. Please let me know where
>> to begin or how I can be of assistance. As I do not know the project
>> yet I am most interested in anything that can gain me practical
>> experience in technical writing, be it manuals, software application
>> instructions, user guides, or even basic documentation: I am at your
>> disposal.
>> Thanks,
>> Jessica
> Jessica;
> We use a status page to track where we are with the User guide.It is at
> Take a
> look at the entries for the Introductory material and for the Writer
> User Guide. Any that need proofreading or are not finished, go ahead and
> work on them. Although it say proofreading, it really is more and editor
> function. Re-writing for clarity and grammar if needed, as well as style
> etc. Whatever that you do please add your signature to it. If you are
> writing it or extending it add your sig by typing `~~~ in the author
> slot, or if you ahve proofed it add your sig after proffreading by
> typing ~~~~~ (5 tildes) this will add your Signature and a date/time
> stamp. Just let the list know wht you are going to be working on so we
> do not step on each others toes.
> Two documents you will want to refer to extensively are the Guide to
> Editing Guide at
> and the Style Guide  at
> Regards
> Keith
>> On 14 January 2016 at 02:19, Keith N. McKenna <> wrote:
>>> Jessica Steel wrote:
>>>> Hello again,
>>>> Thank you for responding. I would like to request an Mwiki account
>>>> using this email address and my user name as jessicajsteel.
>>>> I will gladly take a look at the links you have provided, and I also
>>>> look forward to be part of this project.
>>>> Thanks again for the quick response.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Jessica
>>>> On 12 January 2016 at 13:06, Keith N. McKenna <>
>>>>> Jessica Steel wrote:
>>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>> I am an Australian who would like to be a volunteer. I have a Bachelor
>>>>>> in Writing and I have
>>>>>> just completed a Certificate in Technical Writing as well. I am now
>>>>>> seeking to gain some work experience in technical writing with Apache.
>>>>>> I have read through the Orientation Modules and subscribed to this
>>>>>> mailing list. Any guidance or advice would be much appreciated.
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Jessica
>>>>> Jessica;
>>>>> Welcome to the OpenOffice documentation team. Currently we are working
>>>>> on trying to get the introductory material and the Writers Guide
>>>>> sections of the User Guide completed and released. To help with these
>>>>> tasks you will need an account on our Media Wiki(Mwiki). To request an
>>>>> account send an e-mail to this list requesting an Mwiki account an
>>>>> include your preferred user name, e-mail address and one of our admins
>>>>> will create it. In the mean time I would suggest you peruse the
>>>>> following:
>>>>> Some of the information is a bit dated, but still much is useful.
>>>>> Also you can peruse the user guide at
>>>>> to see how it
>>>>> is organized and what you might like to start on.
>>>>> Once your account is done and you are ready to start working, come back
>>>>> to the list and let us know and we will get you started.
>>>>> Again welcome and I look forward to working with you.
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> Keith McKenna
>>> Jessica;
>>> Your mwiki account jessicajsteel has been created. You will receive an
>>> separate e-mail at this address with a temporary password that should be
>>> changed at first login.
>>> Regards
>>> Keith

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