It’s never too late to plan a party. Tomorrow is National ESIGN Day, intended to commemorate, celebrate, and encourage the use of electronic signatures.
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This is something I saw on Google+. I am someone who loves the idea of e-signatures. It really does speed up the process. Since I have a lousy printer and a bad scanner (I usually have to use my smartphone to scan instead), e-signing is just logical. I think part of the issue is that people think that an "ink" signature–something that denotes actual handwriting does two things. First, it shows some sort of proof that theoretically the signer has actually read what they are signing. Second, a signature shows some sort of authenticity that it’s an actual person that is acknowledging the document. Let me tell you, most people have scribbles for signatures, and in some cases, others write the signature on their behalf. That’s been done for decade before e-signatures were done. I’ve created a jpg of my signature, so I can use my actual signature electronically without having to print, sign, and scan again. Not everyone does this.
What do you think about e-signatures? I think it’s a fascinating topic in this day and age.
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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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