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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.

What Is Content Engineering?

Content engineering is the practice of organizing the shape, structure, and application of content, and is broken down into seven primary disciplines. Source: What Is Content Engineering? The company Simple [A] has come up with a really good way of … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Skills Gap – MIT Technology Review

The idea that American workers are being left in the dust because they lack technological savvy does not stand up to scrutiny. Our focus should be on coordination and communication between workers and employers. Source: The Myth of the Skills … Continue reading

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How Your CCMS is Just Like an Instant Pot – Content Rules, Inc.

Learn why moving from unstructured authoring to structured authoring and using a CCMS is very similar to learning how to cook a meal using an Instant Pot. Source: How Your CCMS is Just Like an Instant Pot – Content Rules, … Continue reading

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Older Workers in Tech Can Fight Against Ageism’s Impact

Older workers complain that ageism is rampant in tech, and survey data suggests they’re onto something: A recent study by ProPublica and the Urban Source: Older Workers in Tech Can Fight Against Ageism’s Impact This is a good article that … Continue reading

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So, how did 2018 go for you?

As the year 2018 draws to a close, I find I’m trying to assess the year and where I am in my life and career. 2018 was a milestone year, as I turned 50, and so that’s a pretty big … Continue reading

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Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill”

In a new report, John Maeda explains why writing is a must-have skill for designers. Source: Forget Coding: Writing Is Design’s “Unicorn Skill” Thanks to McKinnon-Mulherin Inc. for posting this in Facebook. It was written in 2017, but so much of … Continue reading

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Employers have been ghosting job interview candidates for years — Quartz at Work

After all, employers have been ghosting job candidates for years. Source: Employers have been ghosting job interview candidates for years — Quartz at Work This was a hot topic today on LinkedIn. For those who don’t know what “ghosting” is … Continue reading

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