On 1/28/19 7:20 PM, Nick Bebout wrote:
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From: *Ed Sherrington* <sherringtoned(a)gmail.com
Date: Fri, Jan 25, 2019 at 3:47 AM
Subject: Application to contribute as a technical writer
My name is Ed Sherrington, I am a writer looking to get more
experience in technical writing. Currently I work for a large company
doing web based writing and editing for landing pages, static pages
etc. as well as blog articles. I have experience using a bit of html
coding but currently we are focusing on transferring content onto a
new platform - Typo3.
I'm pretty computer literate but by no means a coder, though I do
understand its fundamentals.
As mentioned, writing would be my best skill set, I have a degree in
literature, a diploma in journalism and have worked in digital
marketing and SEO. Therefore I also understand the analytical side of it.
I think I'd be great for this project as I'm eager to learn and
currently have time to do so. I really want to break into technical
writing professionally and so I'd like to take in as much as possible
and make my work for you shine.
I'm afraid I'm at work currently so can't download any applications
for the GPG key, I can re-send this tomorrow after trying from home if
I'm in Berlin, Germany. Other than technical writing I'm not sure what
else I'd be interested in.
Hi Ed, welcome to Fedora Docs!
If you want to contribute, the first thing you'll need is a Fedora
Account System (FAS) account. Registering there will give you access
to a bunch of other systems, like commenting on issues in our source
repositories or the forums.
All of our docs are written in the ASCIIDoc markup language, the
sources are stored in Git repositories on Pagure, they're built using
the Antora site generator and published on the docs site. It's not
necessary to understand all of that though, you can contribute even if
you don't know ASCIIDoc, Git, Antora or anything else - although it does
help. Are you familiar at least with Git? That's usually the biggest
hurdle, everything else is pretty straightforward. There's an excellent
free ebook on it to get you started if you've never used it, and if
you google a bit there are some interactive tutorials available online.
Also is there anything specific on our docs site you're interested in
working on, any area of interest?
As for communication, we use this mailing list and also the #fedora-docs
channel on IRC on FreeNode. You can also access that channel through
Telegram if you prefer; there's a bot that bridges Telegram with the IRC
channel - join the group "Fedora Docs". I'm in the same timezone you are
and I'm usually available throughout the day and sometimes evenings
(especially during weekdays), my nick is the same as my e-mail username,
so ping me if you have questions.
 Register here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/accounts/