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Tech Comm Nottingham Bound!

Doctor Who facing Robin Hood with a SpoonThis summer has been a bit crazy for me already.  I’ve been busy, but not busy, if that makes sense.  Between work-related things and things going on at home, I’ve kept busy. In other words, life is getting in the way, but I manage.

I was wonderfully surprised to receive notification that my proposal was accepted for the TCUK (Technical Communication – UK) Conference hosted by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC).  The conference will be held in Nottingham, UK in late September.  You can check out their conference site for more information.

I’m looking forward to going, as I rarely get to go to conferences outside of the U.S., and enjoy hearing from European perspectives on content and technical communications. Not that it’s all that drastically different from American or Canadian perspectives that I’m used to hearing–at least professionally, but how they come to the similar conclusions can be different since corporate culture can be a little different.  I’m also hoping that I’ll finally meet some of the people that I’ve only known through social media over the years. I see this as a great networking opportunity, too. You can never meet too many technical communicators, especially when you live in an area that have so few! I’m excited to be going to the UK, as I haven’t been there in over twenty years, and it’s one of my most favorite countries.

So, I will be ready and armed with my presentation (and perhaps a spoon), and looking forward to learning some new information, and meeting old and new friends.

Will you be going to TCUK 2017? Let me know in the comments!


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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