Offer of Editing/Writing Aid

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Jasons073
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Hello all!

In response to the project’s help wanted post, I wanted to log in here and offer to help with writing, editing, and possibly some PR work. I have played Morrowind since it was first released and have followed this project with great interest. I have previously declined getting involved because, in the past, it seemed like one had to be proficient with the construction set in order to do so. Although I have beta tested mods for other people and know enough about scripting to catch variable errors, I am not well-versed in the construction set and have not created a mod.

However, the nature of my occupation (attorney) is such that I have a lot of experience with writing and editing. I would be happy to help write and edit planning documents and possibly perform some PR work. 

Also the obligatory disclaimer: I mention my profession only to emphasize my writing experience. Any work I do for TR would need to be in a hobbyist (aka “non-legal”) capacity.

--Jason

Aeven: I've moved this to a different board because it seems it fits there better.

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Welcome to the project! We’re all volunteers here, with variable schedules and periods of inactivity, so don’t feel too terrible about that piece.

As TR is still in process of some restructuring, I’m going throw a few links for you to look through instead of rolling out an official welcome rug.

For writing and editting:
Take a glance through the Literature forums, simply post your suggested edits on the relevant thread: http://tamriel-rebuilt.org/forums/literature

And the Quest and Dialogue forums here: http://tamriel-rebuilt.org/forums/quests-dialogue Note that the Quest and Dialogue is more focused on story and is not yet at the point of editing for grammar, etc. Sometimes threads for potential plotlines also spill over into Conceptualization and Implementation, so that’s another place to wade into (this group of sub forums)

It looks like the position of Reviewer (which is the beta-tester-like position) is one of those currently being given an overhaul, so I don’t have much information about that. Until that’s completed, I would suggest looking through some of the submitted claims and assets to get your feet wet, add comments as you are inclined:
http://tamriel-rebuilt.org/claims
http://tamriel-rebuilt.org/asset

You can also go through the newer dev showcases and help them out on their work, though of course you wouldn’t be speaking on an official capacity for TR. IMHO though, any critique is a helpful critique that a hopeful modder can make use of.  http://tamriel-rebuilt.org/forums/developer-showcase

Hope that helps until a more senior dev can come through and give you a cleaner overview. laugh

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Hi Jasons 073! We absolutely need help writing the copy for the website. Can you come to the meeting on Discord on Saturday the 10th at 6 PM GMT? We have a bunch of things you can help with. http://www.tamriel-rebuilt.org/online-meetings is where the information on our online meetings is.

Does: concepts, textures, youtube vids, admin stuff e.g. PR, handbook, assets, small website things. Activity level: wildly unpredictable. Still active. Find me on Discord.

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Hi Kaziem and Kevaar! Thanks for your replies! Looking forward to doing what I can to help. I'm unfortunately going to be donating blood from 5-7 GMT on Saturday, but can try and join afterward! Might be a little lightheaded though :P

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Hi Jason, the meeting’s over now, but I’ll be contacting you sometime within the next few days to get you some work to do!

Does: concepts, textures, youtube vids, admin stuff e.g. PR, handbook, assets, small website things. Activity level: wildly unpredictable. Still active. Find me on Discord.

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Sounds good! I hope you got my earlier post about why I wasn’t able to make it! I had no idea donating platelets took so long...was there for almost four hours.  Just send me whatever you’d like me to take a look at! If you don’t already have my e-mail address from forum registration I can PM that to you.