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.
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).
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.
As with any open source repository, the best place to start after the README is the CONTRIBUTING guide.
I hope that helps!
I wouldn't mind help with some user documentation for my project if you (or any one else reading this thread) is interested.
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
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?