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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.

What technical writers can learn from a WordPress plugin – ed marsh dot comed marsh dot com

The Yoast SEO WordPress plugin made me rethink not only about how I write for the web, but also in my technical writing career. Source: What technical writers can learn from a WordPress plugin – ed marsh dot comed marsh … Continue reading

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Instructional Design Certifications Don’t Teach These 10 Tools

Ever enrolled in instructional design certifications and elearning classes but you still feel that there are a few things missing? Maybe this can help you. Source: Instructional Design Certifications Don’t Teach These 10 Tools Thanks to Ken Ronkowitz for posting … Continue reading

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Technical and social challenges of conversational design — uxdesign.cc – User Experience Design

I made my website conversational. Here is what I learned. Source: Technical and social challenges of conversational design — uxdesign.cc – User Experience Design Thanks to Madonnalisa Gonzales Chan for posting this on the Content Strategists’ group on Facebook.  This … Continue reading

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Is Now the Time to Take the Plunge From Full-Time to Freelance?

In many ways, the rise of freelancing as a popular and lucrative method of working is the global economies worst-kept secret. After all, an estimated 53 million U.S residents currently work as freela… Source: Is Now the Time to Take … Continue reading

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Where’s TechCommGeekMom? Good question…

Yikes. It’s been quite a while since I last wrote any entries. I apologize for that. I am keeping up with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (not Google+ so much), so people do know that I’m alive and well. The last … Continue reading

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BBC – Culture – The London Underground map: The design that shaped a city

It looks like a cross between an electric circuit diagram and a Mondrian painting – but the London Underground map also revolutionised design. Jonathan Glancey travels back in time. Source: BBC – Culture – The London Underground map: The design … Continue reading

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The Slow, Sad, and Ultimately Predictable Decline of 3-D Printing | Inc.com

Stick a fork in 3-D printing, it’s done. Or at least everyone is starting to wonder why it is slipping off a ledge. Source: The Slow, Sad, and Ultimately Predictable Decline of 3-D Printing | Inc.com I was somewhat surprised … Continue reading

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