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Introduction

Hello there,

I'm new to the project, and I'd like to help out with documentation. I'm a
Seattle-area freelance writer who focuses on tech topics. I used to work
for Amazon.com (for nearly 11 years!) until last year—as a software
developer. Though I mostly coded, I also wrote the technical and functional
specifications for the projects I was involved in. Also I once prepared and
ran a recorded brown bag with 50 attendees (in person and online) with less
than 24 hours notice.

(I think I could do that again.)

My earliest contribution to free documentation was an ePub tutorial written
in 2007, detailing how to create standards-compliant ebooks in the ePub
format by hand, since tools like Sigil weren't available at the time.

https://sites.google.com/site/spontaneousderivation/an-epub-tutorial

Everything else before and since then has been under NDA.

My software engineering background gives me the capability of additionally
taking on tasks for writing documentation geared towards developers. In
addition I have the writing and mentoring skills to write end-user
documentation, tutorials, and guides. (I used to be a head TA for UIUC's
Programming Languages and Compilers class, though that was many moons ago
indeed.)

Can someone open an account on the ODFAuthors site for me?

Thanks!

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Ava Jarvis
Freelance writer, techie, and geek
http://avajarvis.com/

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Re: Introduction

Hi Ava,

Ava Jarvis píše v Ne 08. 11. 2015 v 22:21 -0800:

> My software engineering background gives me the capability of additionally
> taking on tasks for writing documentation geared towards developers. In
> addition I have the writing and mentoring skills to write end-user
> documentation, tutorials, and guides. (I used to be a head TA for UIUC's
> Programming Languages and Compilers class, though that was many moons ago
> indeed.)

Welcome to LibreOffice :-) - it is great to have you around.

> Can someone open an account on the ODFAuthors site for me?

I don't have the rights to give ODFAuthors access to you, but can offer
something else that might interest you too - that connects the
development and documentation together.

We are working on improving the built-in help; both the content and the
tools around that.  To be able to work effectively on the help files, we
are using an extension, for details see:

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/HelpContent

For editing the help files, you don't need any account setup first, you
can directly start improving them, and then push your changes via gerrit
(our review system).  Hopefully the wiki page is helpful, but if you
have questions, please do ask here.

You can also help us improving the HelpAuthoring extension, there is a
tracker bug here:

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93580

Please let us know should you have any further questions.  I am looking
forward to your contributions!

All the best,
Kendy


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Sigrid Carrera Sigrid Carrera
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Re: Introduction

Hi Ava,

Thanks for your offer. As you requested, I created an account for you on
the ODFAuthors website.
You should have received an email with a link to set your password.

If you have any questions feel free to ask here on this list again.


Welcome to the team.
Sigrid


On 12 November 2015 at 09:15, Jan Holesovsky <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Ava,
>
> Ava Jarvis píše v Ne 08. 11. 2015 v 22:21 -0800:
>
> > My software engineering background gives me the capability of
> additionally
> > taking on tasks for writing documentation geared towards developers. In
> > addition I have the writing and mentoring skills to write end-user
> > documentation, tutorials, and guides. (I used to be a head TA for UIUC's
> > Programming Languages and Compilers class, though that was many moons ago
> > indeed.)
>
> Welcome to LibreOffice :-) - it is great to have you around.
>
> > Can someone open an account on the ODFAuthors site for me?
>
> I don't have the rights to give ODFAuthors access to you, but can offer
> something else that might interest you too - that connects the
> development and documentation together.
>
> We are working on improving the built-in help; both the content and the
> tools around that.  To be able to work effectively on the help files, we
> are using an extension, for details see:
>
> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/HelpContent
>
> For editing the help files, you don't need any account setup first, you
> can directly start improving them, and then push your changes via gerrit
> (our review system).  Hopefully the wiki page is helpful, but if you
> have questions, please do ask here.
>
> You can also help us improving the HelpAuthoring extension, there is a
> tracker bug here:
>
> https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93580
>
> Please let us know should you have any further questions.  I am looking
> forward to your contributions!
>
> All the best,
> Kendy
>
>
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