- From: Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org>
- To: Paul Weaver <ch3pjw bath ac uk>
- Cc: gnome-doc-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Introduction
- Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 23:40:39 -0400
On Thu, 2011-08-04 at 02:23 +0100, Paul Weaver wrote:
> I've recently finished my university studies, and so have some free time
> on my hands. I'd quite like to contribute towards the GNOME project,
> particularly to the documentation as I have yet to gain much real-world
> programming experience. I'm not quite sure where to start though!
> I've downloaded the latest Evolution help, as announced in Andre
> Klapper's email on Monday, so have had a look at the Mallard xml. I'm
> good at editing for clarity and proof-reading, but not so confident
> about diving straight in and writing content on my own! Any suggestions
> of where to direct my efforts would be most helpful.
Welcome aboard. Most people here didn't come in with a professional
technical writing background. We've all learned from each other and
from other open source documentation teams.
Reviewing and editing is a great place to start. Some people aren't
native English speakers, and while they're good at organizing and
explaining, sometimes awkward language can creep in. Reading what's
there already is also a good way to get a feel for the GNOME style.
You can always ask questions on the list. Or hop on IRC on the #docs
channel on irc.gnome.org:
I'm usually there, but I'm heading to the Desktop Summit tomorrow,
so I won't be around quite as much for the next two weeks.
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