We are updating one of our products & are moving all product manuals into DocBook. This project will consist of mainly incorporating screen shots & documenting all menu based options within framework of an already existing docbook manual. The chapter framework exists & some text exists from the older product, but we have added new features. We will provide a virtual machine (SUSE 10) that is configured & has the existing content - using VMPlayer (Windows or Linux), content can be edited in one of several editors in the VM. Windows 2000/XP or Vista is required to run the product (important to reference actual operation & document steps required to set/change features). A good command of written English is important, along with familiarity of DocBook (or HTML, or other markup language - someone experienced in DocBook will be able to perform the task much quicker). A large market for this product is older computer users, so clear, concise, and step-by-step instructions are critical. We will provide screen shots, but the incorporation into the book framework, and actual documentation describing features will be your task. We will provide a list of all features & options to be documented. The scripts to "parse" and build targets into PDF & HTML exist, and will work with the provided book framework. ALL updates to the chapters must also parse & build correctly. Adobe Reader & Browser to view targets are on the VM. As a quick overview, here is the task:
1) Obtain VMPlayer from VMWare
2) We will provide VM (in Zip format) and product (for Windows)
3) Verify operation of VM, build existing manual
4) Edit chapters, add in screen shot markup language (examples provided), document steps / features
5) Verify your additions build correctly
6) Zip up VM & return as your deliverables
1) Return of the Virtual Machine (VM) with all updates incorporated into chapter text files.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
The updates must be parseable, and compile correctly into the target formats of PDF and HTML (scripts to do this exist in VM)
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
The product requires Windows 2000/XP or (preferably) Vista. The VMPlayer is available for Windows or Linux platforms.