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From "Keith N. McKenna" <keith.mcke...@comcast.net>
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 <keith.mckenna@comcast.net> 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 <keith.mckenna@comcast.net>
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 <keith.mckenna@comcast.net>
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
>>>>>>> https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide/Status.
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
>>>>>>> https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Dashboard/Wiki_Editing_Policy,
>>>>>>> and the Style Guide  at
>>>>>>> https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Dashboard/Help_Style_Guide.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Regards
>>>>>>> Keith
>>>>>>>> On 14 January 2016 at 02:19, Keith N. McKenna <keith.mckenna@comcast.net>
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 <keith.mckenna@comcast.net>
wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> 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: https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Contribute.
>>>>>>>>>>> Some of the information is a bit dated, but still
much is useful.
>>>>>>>>>>> Also you can peruse the user guide at
>>>>>>>>>>> https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide
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
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>> 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
> 
Jessica;

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
https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide/AutoCorrect
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

https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/UserGuide/Writer/Intro/AutoText
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.

Thanks
Keith




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