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How you can help

We’re lucky to be able to provide many roles to cater for everyone’s interests. Hopefully you’ll find something that you’re interested in below. If not, let us know and we can create a role for you!


Are you fluent in English? Have a good grasp of Ubuntu? Know how to construct beautiful sentences that Ubuntu beginners will understand with ease?

We need your help for the following topics:

  • Installation
  • The Ubuntu Desktop
  • The Command Line
  • Security
  • Troubleshooting

If you know anything about these topics and want to help us write these chapters, click here to find out what you need to know to get started!

Become an Author


At the Ubuntu Manual Project we strive to produce quality material for our readers. This means that we have a very strict editing policy and pay attention to detail down to every single little comma. If you’re a grammar freak and like to have everything perfect, then we need your help with:

  • Proof-reading spelling and grammar
  • Checking consistency of formatting
  • Checking consistency of language and style
  • Writing glossary entries
  • Adding entries to the index

Think you’re up to the task? Click here to find out what you need to know to get started!

Become an Editor


Over here in the manual project we don’t mess around when it comes to producing awesome documentation. It’s so awesome in fact, that it’s translated in dozens of languages - over 50 in fact. We always need more translators to help make our publication available to as many people in the world as we can!

The only pre-requisite is that you can understand English to translate into your own language, and that you have a Launchpad account!

Click here to find out more.

Become a Translator


We’re lucky to be quite a large project, so we have to develop our own tools and applications to help us get things done. At the moment, our main focus is Quickshot, a python application that helps us take a lot of localized screenshots.

We need python developers to help with:

  • UI design
  • Interfacing with Bazaar and Launchpad

Think you can lend a hand? Click here to find out what you need to get started!

Become a Programmer


Our publications look pretty, we have many cool images such as chapter icons and title pages that we need to work on. We also have a cool website that needs to be maintained and we are always adding new stuff that has to look beautiful.

If you have skills in any of the following areas, we need you!

  • Web design
  • HTML, CSS and web standard experience
  • Artwork such as designing title pages and icons
  • User Interface design for our custom developed applications like Quickshot

To find out more, click here!

Become a Designer