Open Strategy Partners
Felicity Brand is a Communications Consultant at Open Strategy Partners, where she writes and edits a variety of technical content, and loves to talk about the craft. Felicity has more than ten years of experience as a technical communicator and is passionate about developer relations and open source. She is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Channeling a community to write a book
A community-created book builds credibility and creates a useful resource that gives back. Felicity Brand, along with Heather McNamee and Jeffrey A. McGuire, channeled the collective experience of a broad range community members from the TYPO3 CMS project and captured it in a book. Contributors included developers, project managers, designers and digital agency leaders, all of whom had a different story to tell about this one content management system. They translated all of those impressions to build a resource that suits a mixed audience of technical project managers, decision-makers, and developers. All proceeds from the book go back into the community.
Learn from their mistakes and find out how you too can create a book with, and for, your community.