Re: an electronic portfolio question

Subject: Re: an electronic portfolio question
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: TechWr-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:34:36 -0800

On 2/22/2012 2:00 PM, Sarah Lee Hauslinger wrote:

Becca, here's another idea: you might also find docs in need of re-do
that belong to the many open-source freeware utilities out there. ...

Another option is to redo old work. You are a better writer now, so you can make a better impression now. By redoing your work, you also escape risks associated with providing proprietary information. You can change the name of the software and any other proprietary information, provided you mention that you have changed that information.

You can also rewrite your documents in the way you want to write them for an employer. If your documents are written according to a company's style and you do not like that style, you could wind up getting a job that locks you in to writing in a style you do not like. So you can write it as you want to write for a future employer or you can write in multiple corporate styles to demonstrate your versatility, provided that your writing skills are consistently good.

Anyone know of a freeware tool with atrocious docs and help in need of
improvement?

Drupal, WordPress, and various other open-source communities require documentation.

http://drupal.org/contribute/documentation

http://codex.wordpress.org/Codex:Contributing

There are various wikis, like Wikipedia, and how-to sites that provide opportunities for people to write. Many software applications are supported by wikis. When writing for a wiki, keep a draft of the original document for reference, since wikis are live.

Samples of wikis, wiki pages, how-tos, and various writing opportunities, some with compensation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_guide

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/MediaWiki_User_Guide

http://wiki-photosig-user-guide.wikispaces.com/

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/User%27s_Manual

http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Mylyn/User_Guide

http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/4_-_themes_and_template_customization/catalog/welcome_to_the_magento_user_s_guide

http://jobs.about.com/

http://ezinearticles.com/

http://voices.yahoo.com/

http://www.demandstudios.com/ehow-writers.html




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an electronic portfolio question: From: Becca
Re: an electronic portfolio question: From: Sarah Lee Hauslinger
Re: an electronic portfolio question: From: Becca
Re: an electronic portfolio question: From: Sarah Lee Hauslinger

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