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From the Sidelines on Being a Tech Comm Newbie and Respect – Tech Writer Today Magazine – TechWhirl

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Classic humor from Lisa on being a technical writing newbie and respect that’s too hard to find. Truths from the turn of the century that still ring true.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

While I can definitely relate to this, both as a newbie and as someone who’s been out in the world for a while, the scary thing is that while this is done in a humorous tone, every last bit of it is sadly true. And even when you are older and have been around the block a few times like I have, you will still be the newbie each time you enter a new job or contract. I think my current job is the first time they actually listen to my suggestions and what I have to say to some degree. It’s just a sad truth here. 

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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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