A localization project for an open source LaTEX application

This GitHub opporuntity allowed me to combine several skills—including information architecture, copyediting, technical writing, and how to ask the right questions.

I was fortunate to find this project through GitHub help wanted, a website that allows users to sort for repositories labeled with attributes such as “documentation,” “up for grabs,” or “enhancement.” This particular issue was created to localize the technical documentation for a LaTEX-based application. Although I do not know how to code in LaTEX, the documents were organized in XML and HTML files.

The project was really great to work on! Not only is the application really interesting (for more information, see below), but it required a combination of technical writing skills. Using some IA principles, I was able to separate and clarify the knowledge base skeleton for a more cohesive presentation. My primary focus was to ensure that end-users could read the Start and Installation guides independently, that is, without needing to reach out via GitHub for additional resources.

An important feature of this project was communication! If it wasn’t for such a great project lead available to answer my questions, it would have been a much bigger project.

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Latex Curriculum Vitae is a simple solution for writing job applications. Using LaTEX, you can produce, compile, and send beautiful documents directly within the application.