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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, 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, 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. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.

She’s back to school…again. This time, it’s about UX Design.

Yup. You read that right. The crazy lady here is back to school. But not as an instructor this time. I’m back to being a student again. When I say that learning is a lifelong venture, I guess I really … Continue reading

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How to Sound Smart in your TEDx Talk

Alan Houser posted this on Twitter, and this is absolutely brilliant. Anyone who has every had to give any kind of presentation or keynote can totally appreciate this. I know since I’ve done both, I do! I’m going to have … Continue reading

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Please stop listing tech products as ‘men’s accessories’

We’re looking at you, Nordstrom. Source: Please stop listing tech products as ‘men’s accessories’ I came across this article this morning, and I was glad I saw it. The article didn’t really yield any new information about how women use … Continue reading

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Generation X — not millennials — is changing the nature of work

Generation X is quickly occupying the majority of business leadership roles. Source: Generation X — not millennials — is changing the nature of work Thanks to Alyssa Fox for posting this one on Facebook. While the article is about a … Continue reading

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Content Strategists are the Marie Kondos of Tech Comm

Here in the U.S. (and perhaps in other places that have Netflix), there’s a big phenomenon about Marie Kondo. For those who don’t know who Marie Kondo is, she wrote a self-help book about home organization several years ago called, … Continue reading

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Take That, AP Style! Court of Law Rules The Oxford Comma Necessary

Who cares about the Oxford comma? That’s a $10 million question. Source: Take That, AP Style! Court of Law Rules The Oxford Comma Necessary  Evidently, those of us who are grammar snobs, or the grammar police, as some might say, … Continue reading

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2019: A Great Year For Tech Pros Over 50 Years Old?

Over 50 and working in tech? 2019 might be a pivotal year for you. First, some not-so-great news: The average tech salary has continued its plateau, Source: 2019: A Great Year For Tech Pros Over 50 Years Old? As a … Continue reading

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