Take your tech skills to the next level and you’ll be on your way to a more fulfilling career.
I must wholeheartedly support this article, because I’m living proof of it! I learned the basics of HTML and CSS about 17 or 18 years ago, and it’s SO easy! It’s taken my career to a completely different level as a result. Even now, there are people who think I’m brilliant simply because I know how to fix a table in HTML to present correctly. (Here’s the truth–I’m not brilliant at all! Good HTML tools and knowing basic coding is all that it is.) Would I call myself a developer as a result? Never! But, it does give me an advantage when working with developers that I understand just enough of what they do and how web pages work that I know when they are telling me the truth and when they are trying to fool me. As a technical communicator–or just ANYONE, in my opinion, should learn the basics, and this article gives some excellent reasons why. Like I said, I’m living proof of it!
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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, TechCommGeekMom.com, 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 www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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