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The DocsProject adheres to the same standards as the rest of the Fedora Project, which means there is a certain amount of formal process.  Don't let this put you off, however.  Whatever your goals or skill level, you are more than welcome on the list or in any of our other forums.
== How You Can Help ==
There are plenty of ways you can help:
* Joining the authors already working on our current documents in progress
* Writing new documents
* Volunteering to edit draft documents
* Providing feedback on current documents: final, draft or otherwise
Still undecided about whether to join? Read [[DocsProject/WhyJoin| Why you should join the Docs Project!]]
== Signing Up ==
{{admon/tip|Use The List|If you have ''any'' problems with the following steps, post a question to the [ list] .  The members are happy to help you with any problems you might have, and you will likely get an answer in just a few minutes or hours.}}
=== For beginners ===
To get started make sure you've complete these steps:
* Join the [ mailing list]  and send a [[DocsProject/SelfIntroduction| self introduction]] to tell the list who you are, your skills and abilities, and what you'd like to help accomplish.
* Register for a [ Bugzilla]  account.  This account gives you the ability to file and respond to documentation bugs.
* Register for a Fedora Project account at using the same email address as your Bugzilla account.  This account gives you the ability to edit this wiki, as well as other benefits and the ability to collaborate on other teams.
=== For more advanced contributors ===
* Make a SSH (RSA) keypair and a GPG keypair.  Visit the [[Cryptography]] page for more information and instructions.  These keys let you communicate securely with Fedora Project servers, which helps you work directly on source code and documentation kept there.
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To read the whole checklist of steps at once, visit [[DocsProject/Join/CheckList| the checklist]] .
== Familiarize Yourself ==
To maintain a consistent style across all the docs, all contributors follow certain guidelines in our writings.  The Docs Project also has work flows which help avoid clashing when working on docs together.  Take some time to familiarize yourself with these practices before committing any changes, to make collaboration easy:
* [[DocsProject/StyleGuide| The writing style guide]]
* [[WikiEditing#Marking_Technical_Terms| Marking Technical Terms]]
* [[DocsProject/WritingDraftDocs|  Writing Draft Docs]]
These are the important guidelines that will help you get started quickly. For a comprehensive collection of links relating to the DocsProject methods visit [[DocsProject/CompleteReference]] .
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