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From "Keith N. McKenna" <>
Subject Re: New Volunteer - Technical Writing Experience
Date Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:30:55 GMT
Keith N. McKenna wrote:
> Jessica Steel wrote:
>> Hi Keith,
>> I have done as requested though my name did not show up on the main
>> status page. I'm not overly concerned but I just thought I should
>> mention it. I will commence work on Support File Formats shortly.
>> Thanks for your guidance!
>> Jess
>> On 22 January 2016 at 11:22, Keith N. McKenna <> wrote:
>>> Jessica Steel wrote:
>>>> 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.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Jess
>>>> On 21 January 2016 at 01:10, Keith N. McKenna <>
>>>>> 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 <>
>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>> slot, or if you ahve proofed it add your sig after proffreading
>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>> 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 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
>>>>>>>>>>> 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
>>>>>>>>>>> Again welcome and I look forward to working with
>>>>>>>>>>> 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
>>>>> 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
>>> Jessica;
>>> That is great, thank you very much. If you could please add the Checked
>>> for style template to the document with the following wiki-text:
>>> {{Documentation/CheckedStyle|~~~~}} the 4 tildes will add your
>>> electronic signature and date and time stamp. Any part of the user guide
>>> that you proofread you should add that template so that we know it was done.
>>> Also if you could sign the Status doc for that page with ~~~~ after my
>>> name as having proofread.
>>> Regards
>>> Keith
> Hi Jessica;
> Interesting, I received notification that you had changed the status doc
> however the wiki appears to be down at the moment so I cannot check to
> see what actually changed. As soon as I can get to it I will take a look
> and see what is happening.
> Thank you for all the work you are putting in.
> Regards
> Keith

I checked the wiki and it appears that you signed the wrong section in
the status document. What looks like happened is that you proofread
which is a part of the introductory Material and is positioned directly
above the supported file formats in the status guide.
and that you signed
which is a subsection under the writer guide.

I will roll back the changes you made to the status document and if you
could please sign the the one that you actually proofread it would be
greatly appreciated.


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