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From Jessica Steel <>
Subject Re: New Volunteer - Technical Writing Experience
Date Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:34:45 GMT
Hi Keith,

I have completed an edit/proofread and light re-write of Automatic
Options. If all is well I will start on Support File Formats.



On 21 January 2016 at 01:10, Keith N. McKenna <> wrote:
> Jessica Steel wrote:
>> Hi Keith,
>> I am happy to work on the Auto correct and Support File Formats if that suits?
>> Thanks,
>> Jess
>> 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 <>
>>>>> 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
>>>>>>> on trying to get the introductory material and the Writers Guide
>>>>>>> sections of the User Guide completed and released. To help with
>>>>>>> tasks you will need an account on our Media Wiki(Mwiki). To request
>>>>>>> account send an e-mail to this list requesting an Mwiki account
>>>>>>> include your preferred user name, e-mail address and one of our
>>>>>>> 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
>>>>> changed at first login.
>>>>> Regards
>>>>> Keith
> Jessica;
> That would be great. When you complete one remember to electronically
> sign the status as an authour and let the list know that it is complete.
> Regards
> Keith

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