I am an aspiring technical writer and was introduced to this list through Karl Barry and John Darrington. I hope to help with documentation on the PSPP project. I am new to volunteer projects like this, so feel free to forward any suggestions for ways to be productive in my participation.
Here is a brief synopsis about me: I am a mid-career professional trying to redirect my career into
technical writing. I am a strong writer, though it has never been a
job title for me. I have educational background in environmental
science and computer information systems, so I have the capacity to
understand technical concepts readily. I am not, however, a programmer
I was an operations manager in a software security company and
managed four developers. I spent about one year in help desk support.
I have also written an in-house user manual for field salespeople. The
manual contained detailed information about their laptops, cameras, and
connectivity from a distance. I also maintained the technical content
(feature explanations, bug explanations, and FAQs) on two websites.
I took two statistics courses for my undergraduate degree, but have not gotten to use any of that knowledge in my work since then. I think that probably means I am rusty, but can get back in the groove after a bit.
I hope this gives you a reasonable amount of information about me. Please let me know if you have questions. Please also let me know what I can do to help participate in this project.
Thanks. Looking forward to working with you.