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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.

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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Adobe Voco ‘Photoshop-for-voice’ causes concern – BBC News

A new tool that makes it possible for computers to mimic a specific person’s voice causes alarm. Source: Adobe Voco ‘Photoshop-for-voice’ causes concern – BBC News I didn’t see this article when it first came out, but WOW! A Photoshop-like … Continue reading

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Back in the job market after a decade? Some things have changed – Chicago Tribune

Jumping back into the job market can be tough under any circumstances but if you haven’t actively looked for a job in more than 10 years, you’re going to be in for a rude awakening. “Everything was different,” say James … Continue reading

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What Can Technical Communication Do After The U.S. Election?

In the past week, the United States had an important election for its next President. The election results, to say the least, have been controversial. While I’m not one to usually talk politics on this website, I’ll simply say that … Continue reading

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So You Want to Be an Instructional Designer? | EdSurge News

Good listener. People person. Lifelong learner. Sound like you? No, we’re not trying to arrange a first date. These are some common traits of people with successful careers in a booming job market: instructional design. Colleges, K-12 schools and companies … Continue reading

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How Statistics Solved a 175 Year Old Mystery About Alexander Hamilton

What do Alexander Hamilton, Harry Potter, and Bayesian Statistics Have in Common? Source: How Statistics Solved a 175 Year Old Mystery About Alexander Hamilton Oh, when I read this, I knew this would appeal to the history geek in me, … Continue reading

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