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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.

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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Older Job Applicants Not Protected By Age Bias Law, Says U.S. Appeals Court

A divided federal appeals court restricted age bias claims to employees, ruling that age discrimination protection does not apply to external job applicants. Source: Older Job Applicants Not Protected By Age Bias Law, Says U.S. Appeals Court See?? It’s not … Continue reading

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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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