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From "Keith N. McKenna" <>
Subject Re: Writing Volunteer
Date Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:52:03 GMT
Peter Anton wrote:
> Hi,
> I am an experienced software developer (old school!) and I am interested in becoming
a technical writer.
> I would love to help with any writing tasks for your project.
> I am very good at English, and I understand the SDLC. 
> I have written many User Guides and IT Procedures too.
> I am also trying to volunteer to write API documentation and Readme files for other open
source software projects.
> I am becoming more and more familiar with HTML/CSS/Javascript and JQuery, having been
on a few courses.
> Please let me know how I can contribute.
> Regards,
> Peter
> 07839 201 848

An effort was started sometime back to write an online user guide on our
media wiki (m-wiki) installation and can be found at, along with a
status document at

The original concept was for it to be a highly structured set of pages
starting with general concepts applicable to the entire suite with links
to pages with more detail for each of the individual applications. This
effort has been stalled for quite some time for a myriad of reasons.

If you are interested in helping to revive this effort then to start you
should review the Intro to documentation page at and subscribe to
the documentation mailing list by sending a blank e-mail to and follow the instructions
in the follow-up e-mail.

Two things to be aware of: First, there currently are no experienced
tech writers to do any mentoring in the art of technical writing; and
second because of the first there is no assigning of tasks. Because of
the later communication of what one is working on is imperative and
needs to be done on the doc@ mailing list.

Once you subscribe to the doc@ list send a short message introducing
yourself and we can carry one from there.

I look forward to seeing you at doc@ and working with you.


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