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Stop Weaving Your Content Into a New Form of English

How learning to weave on a loom became the perfect reminder to produce better content.

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Val Swisher of Content Rules does it again, using an analogy that I can personally understand. Val is an incredible crafter, and she is adding weaving to her collection of craft skills. I have my own weaving loom as well, and have been self teaching myself as well. (PS Val–check out YouTube videos, and see if there are videos on how to warp your particular loom. That helped me immensely.) Anyway, she’s written an excellent article that anyone can understand about using technical terms and trying to explain them in plain English. Technical writing doesn’t have to be limited to software or technology itself, but it can be about a technique used for centuries as well–like weaving. 


Read this, and you’ll understand what I mean. 


This inspires me to get my loom out and try again…;-)


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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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