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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has most recently worked at MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, 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, 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. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.

Technical Writer – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice | US News Best Jobs

See how technical writer stacks up against other occupations. Source: Technical Writer – Career Rankings, Salary, Reviews and Advice | US News Best Jobs Thanks to the STC and Liz Fraley for posting this on Facebook for me to see. … Continue reading

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2016 TechCommGeekMom Year in Review: Yeah, it could’ve been better.

As 2017 gets going, I realized that I haven’t written a whole lot in the past year. Why? Simple–not a whole lot to write about, frankly. 2016 was a rough year in many ways, but there were some good elements, … Continue reading

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The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future | Co.Design | business + design

Design leaders at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs. Source: The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future | Co.Design | business + design As 2016 closes, we look … Continue reading

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Remembering Carrie Fisher, Writer

As the list of favorite celebrity talent seems to grow even as 2016 comes to an end, I thought it would be good to share this video, created by the website, The MarySue. Carrie Fisher, one of the latest stars … Continue reading

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UCSF Lays Off Tech Workers, Stepping Into Jobs Outsourcing Controversy | News Fix | KQED News

UCSF says it is following what its competitors have already done and has to lay off the workers to cut costs. Source: UCSF Lays Off Tech Workers, Stepping Into Jobs Outsourcing Controversy | News Fix | KQED News While this … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Failed Technical Communicator

“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned! I am a failure in technical communications.” OK, perhaps in many eyes, I haven’t been a failure in technical communications. It will be five years this spring since I graduated with my Masters … Continue reading

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Old Way of Thinking vs. New Way of Thinking–Does it work for Tech Comm?

I was casually reading my LinkedIn feed today, and a new connection of mine had liked this particular infographic that one of their connections made, and that connection had obviously gotten it from somewhere else, so I apologize for not … Continue reading

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