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From "Keith N. McKenna" <>
Subject Re: New Volunteer - Technical Writing Experience
Date Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:10:34 GMT
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
>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>> I have read through the Orientation Modules and subscribed to
>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> 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
>>>>>> is organized and what you might like to start on.
>>>>>> Once your account is done and you are ready to start working, come
>>>>>> 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

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.


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