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Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 1 of 8

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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Re: Writer Looking for Volunteer Technical Writing Projects

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

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-Andy
Community Manager
Message 3 of 8

Re: Writer Looking for Volunteer Technical Writing Projects

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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Message 4 of 8

Re: Writer Looking for Volunteer Technical Writing Projects

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

 

 

Community Manager
Message 5 of 8

Re: Writer Looking for Volunteer Technical Writing Projects

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

 

I hope that helps!

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 6 of 8

Re: Writer Looking for Volunteer Technical Writing Projects

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

Ground Controller Lvl 1
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Re: Writer Looking for Volunteer Technical Writing Projects

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

Ground Controller Lvl 1
Message 8 of 8

Re: Writer Looking for Volunteer Technical Writing Projects

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?