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Hi Dan,


Thank you!


To answer your questions:

*       Level of experience with LibreOffice: None, but excited to learn
*       Knowledge of styles: To confirm, you are referring to formatting styles e.g. heading 
styles, numbering styles? I am comfortable with using them in MS Word documents to make them more 
navigable and easier to read, and in MS PowerPoint to apply a consistent design across slides 
(colour and font theme, Slide Master).
*       Operating system: Windows


Thank you for pointing me to the Writer Guide and highlighting that styles are important. I will 
read up on it. 




-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Lewis <> 
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2020 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Looking to start contributing to LibreOffice documentation




Others will give you the guidance that you need. What I would like to know is what is your 
experience level in using LibreOffice. What is your knowledge of styles in a text document? What 
operating system does your computer use? These are some basic background questions that is helpful 
for us to know.


Personal example: I began nearly 20 years ago with little knowledge about the program. I had a lot 
to learn, but I did. Learning to use styles is very important for our work so I read the chapters 
on styles in the Writer Guide, learning and applying them as I went. It is gratifying work. You can 




On 6/4/20 15:37,  <> wrote:



My name is Annie. I am currently exploring a career transition into

technical writing, and would like contribute to LibreOffice's documentation

efforts. My goals are to develop and practice my technical writing skills

and start to build my portfolio.


A little about myself: My educational background is in chemical engineering,

during which I spent my summers on a variety of research projects. I moved

into business technology consulting as a new grad when I realized I am not

suited for creating technology. While in consulting, I had the opportunity

to lead and execute the documentation effort on a software implementation,

and have slowly come to orient towards a career in technical writing. I

enjoy being able to combine technical knowledge with user-friendly design,

pressing flowers, and trying new cooking recipes.


I appreciate any guidance on the best way for a beginner to contribute, and

can commit to 4 hours per week at this time. If it makes sense, I intend to

start with reviewing the Help contents and User Guides, researching for

improvements, and adding in artwork. As I become more familiar with the

topics available, I intend to start writing and editing.


Looking forward to learning from and working with you all!


Kind regards,

Annie Nguyen

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