- OSWG Sponsors -
The following is a list of editors who have expressed interest in volunteering to work on documentation for Open Source projects. If you are involved in such a project that needs editors, you should contact one or more of the people listed below to see if they're interested in helping out.
If you are an editor who would like to be added to this list of volunteers, please send a note.
Two years professional writing experience, working with Word, RoboHelp, SGML/XML single-sourcing techniques, Component-Based Information Design (CBID), HTML. Major projects: documentation for the OmniMark programming language (OmniMark 4.0, OmniMark 5), and the OmniMark Integrated Development Environment. Founder of the Open Source Writers Group and LinuxChix (http://www.linuxchix.org). Currently working for The Puffin Group.
Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier
2.5 years experience with Linux; B.A. Degree in English;
B.A. Degree in Communications/Journalism; experience
writing for broadcast news; 3 years HTML; writing &
editing publications for LinuxMall.com, as well as marketing.
Interested in working as a writer or editor, particularly
on cross-platform stuff (ie: Netatalk) -- anything that
shares information between different platforms and
computers. Writing experience includes writing policy
and procedures for the military as well as articles for
Fifteen years of professional IT & technical writing
experience. Tools include FrameMaker, Forehelp, HTML
Help, Word, Cindex. I am the editor of "Coast Lines", the
STC (Society of Technical Communicators) Canada West
Coast newsletter. Specific interests include help systems,
indexing, and localization issues. I hold a B.Sc. and a
certificate in technical writing.
Danny O. Escasa
Former Technical Editor of PC World Philippines, where I
wrote PC Clinic, a help and technical advice column.
Experience with solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises
(SMEs), interested in enterprise environments. Have used
OS/2 and Windows 95 (not my choice ;-) on the desktop,
starting out with FreeBSD on the desktop.
I hold both B.A. and M.A. degrees in English with
experience in review writing. On the technical side, I hold a
CNE certification and can code in multiple languages,
including C. I have a great deal of experience in systems
management, and understand the need for clear, concise
Nearly 17 years of technical writing experience, some of
which related to products working on Unix systems.
Extensive background in data communications. Familiar
with troff, MS Word, FrameMaker, HTML. Learning XML
as time allows. Scripting skills include awk, AppleScript, and
TCL/Tk. Wrote short utilities in C, but not lately.
Past contributions include HOWTOs for NetBSD - mac68k.
Currently have access to MkLinux, LinuxPPC, and MacOS
I'm not afraid of the console prompt, and I don't mind
wading around in code (with a little orientation).
I'm a tech writer at a health plan in North Texas. One year
of experience writing Mainframe and PC help and
developing Intranet sites. Use Word, RoboHelp,
FrameMaker, and Dreamweaver. For seven years I taught
composition literature at the community college level. I'm
obsessed with Linux and interested in web design tools, and,
lately, in cryptography. But I'll document anything that feeds
Douglas J. Hunley
I've got a BS in CIS, minored in English.
Brian V. McGroarty
"OSS' first Readability and Document Character expert." I
know how to make your document come alive - is your text
snooze-proof and are key details memorable? Most
interested in programs aimed at general users, but willing to
provide a rough first-pass edit on system utilities. Employed
in the entertainment industry, comfortable with FreeBSD
(almost) Finished post-graduate designers programme.
Have had training in technical writing and editing as part of
this programme. Have experience with most programming
languages. Have experience with Word, LaTeX, etc. I
prefer LaTeX, since it allows you to focus on content, not
layout. Use Linux for about 3 years now. Main interests:
different window managers, file browsers, KDE, GNOME.
I have a BA in English & History, and 2+ years writing
software documentation on Unix systems using
FrameMaker. Mostly GIS image processing and 3D
visualization, as well as other remote sensing software
packages. I've always done editing. I'd mainly be interested
in documenting anything for Linux PPC, since that's what
we run on the Mac at home. I like to use the software I'm
documenting, just to make sure I get the necessary
information from the developers.
4 years studying Computer Science at Aberdeen University.
(among others) on a Unix platform. Highly proficient HTML,
DHTML, and general command of web technologies.
Currently Webmaster of the UK arm of a major computing
Web site. Additionally, write reviews and technical articles
for PC Magazine UK, PC Gaming World (UK) on a regular
basis. Trained in sub-editing, and act as technical consultant
and editor for news team.
I rarely have time to commit to long-term coding efforts
outside of work, so writing and editing seems like an ideal
way to contribute to the Open Source community.
Currently Senior Programmer/Analyst in the Division of
Information Technology at the University of Wisconsin at
Madison. Formerly a Senior Instructor in the Training
Division of Bluestone Software, Inc.
Seven years of experience writing and teaching in the IT
field. BA in Communications from the Annenberg School of
the University of Pennsylvania. Broad OS
(AIX/Solaris/Linux, BeOS, WinNT) and programming
(C/C++, Perl, Python, Scheme, SQL) knowledge.
I've been running Linux exclusively for a reasonably short
time (six months or so (as of June 1999)), and I've found that
the most effective way for me to learn is to write what I
know for others. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in English, and
work as an NT admin, so my writing and networking skills
are fairly keen, and I'm always eager to learn more.
'm a technical project manager at a large European
investment bank, who still gets a chance to do real work! As
such, I have broad technical skills, and am intimately familiar
with user and techy focused documentation. In a previous
working life I used to write and present techncial training
courses - everything from basic Unix skills, through C++
and on to Unix/RDBMS administration.
My previous experience includes working as a Teaching
Assistant in Computer Science, and authoring several
articles regarding computer technology in both English and
Italian. My technology knowledge extends to several
programming languages (C, C++, Pascal, Java, Perl,
Fortran, and X86 assembly) that I used on a variety of
platforms (Digital Unix, Dox/Win, Linux, Solaris, Irix) and
machines (Alpha, Ix86, SPARC, MIPS). I am interested in a
zillion branches of IT, particularly Groupware and
human-machine interfaces. As for technolgy, Java,
KDE/Qt, GNOME/gtk, and almost any network-related
stuff takes my attention. Currently participating
in the Italian Linux
Senior Editor and Columnist for Andover.net online. Linux user. Capable of translating geek-speak into English while retaining original meaning. Accurate proofreader. Over 10 years hard-core non-fiction writing and editing experience. Can also provide PR help for worthy open source projects. (Limited availability due to crushing workload at Andover and many freelance commitments.)
I am a 20-year-old GNU/Linux enthusiast with extensive
experience in all areas of the operating system. My interests are the
Linux Kernel, PERL, Advanced Technology, Security,
Cryptography, Programming, and Games. I am Co-author of
Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Linux Edition. My interests go far and
wide, and I am always eager to see new software.
I have several years experience as a Unix admin (most flavors of Linux,
FreeBSD, BSDI, and Solaris). I'm also experienced with C, C++, Perl, and
limit myself to proofreading and editing for readability lately. I can
edit for general readership or techies, whichever is needed.
I have an undergrad degree in general studies and am currently a law student with all the writing experience that entails. I also used to edit, type, and proofread papers professionally (before going to law school). I've been using Linux since 1996 and Unix since 1987, and was a system administrator (VMS) for two years.
I've been a tech editor for the last 6 years.