[okfn-labs] Aspiring tech writer at your service

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Tue Jan 15 17:38:48 UTC 2013

Hi Neil,

A very warm welcome and great to hear from you. It's great to hear
you'd be keen to help out. Can I suggest having a quick chat offlist
(perhaps via skype or similar). I'm rufuspollock on skype.


On 14 January 2013 21:45, Neil Ashton <neil.m.ashton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> My fellow refugee from academia and linguistics Kate McCurdy (http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/okfn-labs/2012-December/000544.html) has inspired me to introduce myself to you all and to offer you my services as a volunteer technical writer.
> My name is Neil, and I'm a computational linguist seeking technical writing work as of the end of this academic year. I currently lack a real tech writing portfolio, and so I'm very eager to pick up some writing projects. The Open Knowledge Foundation's work has been a source of great excitement for me—so if any of you need someone to write your docs, I would love to help.
> I'm still in the process of assembling a proper digital resume, but for some samples of my writing and editing abilities, please consult:
> -my posts on the linguistics blog I share with @davidelutz, where you will see some evidence of my literacy in Clojure, Javascript, Python, and D3 (http://www.speechlike.org/author/nmashton/)
> -my recent EACL proceedings publication, evidence of my competence with LaTeX (http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W12-08#page=41)
> -the 21st volume of the SALT proceedings, which I edited, evidence of my ability to edit truly abstruse technical prose (http://elanguage.net/journals/salt/issue/view/324)
> Please let me know if there is any way I can be of assistance!
> Best,
> —Neil Ashton
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