Author Archives: TechCommGeekMom

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, 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, 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.

Maybe It’s Not Content Management Anymore. Maybe It’s Context Management/Associations Now

Maybe It’s Not Content Management Anymore. Maybe It’s Context Management. Thanks to Tina Howe for sharing this on her Twitter feed. Just from the title alone, the concept is a little mind-blowing.  How would you abandon content management after so … Continue reading

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A Framework for Thinking about Documentation Quality/STC Intercom

My friend and STC colleague, Steve Jong, has written an excellent piece for this month’s STC Intercom magazine that’s definitely worth read. As I’m about to start on my new gig soon (red tape holding it up right now), this … Continue reading

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Essential Remote Work Statistics for You to Know in 2020

Was remote work included in your New Year’s Resolution? Is finding a remote job on your radar? Are you wondering about the current state of remote work so you can plan your next move? Whatever your strategies are regarding remote … Continue reading

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When being a Yes person doesn’t work

I know I’ve been away from this blog far too much in the past year. Well, things have been busy, and confusing, and complicated, to say the least. I’ll leave it at that right now. I started writing this article … Continue reading

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The Future of Startups

More businesses are starting out bringing on the best talent they can find—wherever they may be based. When Matt Mullenweg started his semi-eponymous web development company Automattic in 2005, he took what was then considered a very unconventional, even unwise, … Continue reading

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A Reminder That ‘Fake News’ Is An Information Literacy Problem – Not A Technology Problem

Beneath all “fake news,” misinformation, disinformation, digital falsehoods and foreign influence lies society’s failure to teach its citizenry information literacy: how to think critically about the deluge of information that confronts them in our modern digital age. — Read on … Continue reading

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Which way do you like it–Top down, or bottom up?

Okay, first of all, get your mind out of the gutter. It’s not that kind of discussion. But it is a discussion about content strategy–because, you know, this is a tech comm blog. Here’s where I’m going with this.  I … Continue reading

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