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Looking for a proof reader who uses libreOffice writer

asked 2018-05-07 10:25:40 -0500

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updated 2018-05-12 09:45:12 -0500

I took on a project to help improve the English grammer, spelling and accuracy of the Fedora documentation. I took a "Release Notes" copy from the web and I have proofed marked up one document "Release notes".

The asciidoc facility has a proof-read comment, but it is not collaborative as per my experience with Technical wriiting.

Before I back-port this marked up text to asciidoc, the documentation tool used by Fedora Project. I would like the LO documentation markups I created to be viewed, accepted and rejected, I am looking for someone to proof /accept/reject/replace/comment/ my proof work.

asciidoc is a great tool, but it is not (my limited knowledge) designed for markups, ability to see the before/after changes with a click of a mouse button, or to have single / group collaboration.

Would someone like to read my proof'd text and provide feedback?

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sure, i can help.

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-05-07 15:12:16 -0500 )edit

I think the ideal way of doing this would be to follow the method that the docs team has set out. Before your asciidoc is merged to the docs, I'm certain the the docs team will proofread it for you and suggest any changes/improvements.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2018-05-08 05:58:56 -0500 )edit

45 hours since question posted, nothing from OP so I think they found someone elsewhere, to help.

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-05-09 07:30:10 -0500 )edit

gentlemen, I have one LibreOffice Markup that I will gladly email to you or use the link to it below.

I tried to download it, but I am not familiar about how to set dropbox to permit a download.

The above link is from my Dropbox I would appreciate a yes/no, or advice that I am wasting my time.

My email address is in the LO writer file

lsatenstein gravatar imagelsatenstein ( 2018-05-12 09:00:14 -0500 )edit

I have it downloaded and will work on the edits and send to your email address in the file.

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-05-12 15:24:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-05-17 23:02:46 -0500

lsatenstein gravatar image

The Fedora Documentation is written with the asciidoc program. I read the release notes for Fedora28 and felt that they could use some editing. By editing, I copied the Release notes to LibreOffice, and did a markup of text that I felt needed changes.

So far, one one person has offered to to check what I did and to send me his accetations/rejections or his own modifications.

Anyone else willing to help. The dropbox link is:

Once you load it, there is a dropbox command to download that file.

If you use LO writer, please take about one hour total to proof my document and to send me your revised document

My email is the front of that document.

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I can help. gravatar ( 2018-05-18 06:41:15 -0500 )edit

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