Writer Looking for Volunteer Technical Writing Projects

Hi. I’ve been a professional writer for over a decade. I am currently looking to break into technical writing on software/app projects.

I am willing to provide free help on a project. The best fit for me will be one where a little assistance can be provided on programming issues when needed.

My ideal project would be software documentation but I’m open to the right project in any area. I’m just not a programmer, which can actually be a good thing as I will dissect it from a completely beginner level.

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We’re always looking for help, and are frequently available and willing to provide assistance (sometimes you may have to wait 1-4 days to receive an answer in the chat room). If you’re interested in reviewing or even making minor edits to our documentation, it would be appreciated.

https://github.com/ZetaGlest/zetaglest-source

Lots of open source projects need help with documentation. As a matter of fact, it was the number one cited problem with open source projects in GitHub’s Open Source Survey last year. I know that we could always use some help with the Atom Flight Manual (repo).

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Hi Lee-

Like the OP, I’m looking to get some experience in technical writing and eventually open source contributing. Could you guys still use some help with the AFM? I do have some amateur coding experience; I use Sublime Text but maybe I will become a convert! I also have a dozen or so years of academic copy editing experience. 

If you could direct me to a spot in the AFM, that would be great.

Thanks, Dan

As with any open source repository, the best place to start after the README is the CONTRIBUTING guide.

I hope that helps!

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I wouldn’t mind help with some user documentation for my project if you (or any one else reading this thread) is interested.

https://github.com/weibullguy/ramstk

You mean you can work for free. I’m really looking for volunteer technical writers on web development fields on my website http://webmobtuts.com

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I’m also looking to get into technical writing by volunteering.  I don’t know how many hours I could commit a week.  Are any of you guys still looking for writers?  Alternatively, any suggestions for where I should start looking?

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Hello,
Are you still looking for help?
I’ve been a tech writer (not software development) in the IT industry. Focused mainly on user manuals for MS operating systems and CompTia certifications. I’ve also done a lot of testing and technical reviewing.

Let me know if you’re interested. I want to build a portfolio and looking for opportunities. Thank you.

Are you still looking for help?

I am interested. Please let me know further details

This is helpful about creating an amazing Readme file for each repository: https://medium.com/@meakaakka/a-beginners-guide-to-writing-a-kickass-readme-7ac01da88ab3 

There is also the User Manual or Contribution Guide. Here is a dedicated website on all this about tech documentation: https://www.writethedocs.org/guide

We’re looking for volunteers to help with technical writing. Please DM me for more info. 

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Hi elillian, is there any way I can contribute to your projects as a volunteer Technical Writer?

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We have a lot of work going on here, for the Adventure Game Studio project

https://github.com/adventuregamestudio/ags-manual

If you are interested in helping, take a look at the project, and either open a new issue or reply to one of the existing issues to start a discussion on any topic. The documentation is hosted through GitHub wiki, so after deciding what to work on, the work can be done through it.

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I can help edit and proofread your documentation if you’re interested.
Thanks, Ann

Hello,

I, too, am interested in volunteering to write technical documentation for a project. I am a beginner technical writer looking to build a portfolio in software documentation. I have a certificate in technical writing, and many years working as a technician. I have basic knowledge of programming but have never worked in the field. Let me know if I seem like a good fit for your project.

Please let me know if you are interested in helping with https://manool.org

Drop me a line to info@manool.org

I am willing to assist you to get started…

I am looking for an opportunity to learn technical writing. I am open to work as a volunteer technical writer. I was wondering if you are still looking for technical writer. I am an experience IT professional with experience as Developer, Analyst, Test Engineer. I look forward to hearing from you.

do you still need technical writers

Hi,

Are you still looking for technical writers? I don’t mind working for free. I just want to gain experience.

I’m really passionate about this field and i want to contribute in any way i can. 

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!