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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.

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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First Gutenberg Post: Why Can’t I Just Write! – Michael McCallister: Notes from the Metaverse

WordPress 5.0 is scheduled for release Thursday, December 6. Some people are terrified of this happening.  I don’t think I’m one of them. I have turned on Gutenberg for this post. Let m… Source: First Gutenberg Post: Why Can’t I … Continue reading

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The flexible workforce–friend or foe?

While I was perusing Facebook this late afternoon, I saw a post from someone who is an adjunct instructor where I teach. He’s also been an adjunct at other places, and also held more full-time teaching positions at various schools, … Continue reading

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How do we determine the bounds of digital literacy?

Yes, you are seeing this correctly. There’s a blog posting from me. No need to double-blink in disbelief. I am still alive and well. I don’t always get much of a chance to write here because I’m busy! One of … Continue reading

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TaxoDiary – Taxonomies in Information Science

TaxoDiary – Taxonomies in Information Science — Read on taxodiary.com/2018/08/taxonomies-in-information-science/ Thanks to CJ Walker for posting this on LinkedIn. This is a big part of my job right now, and this is an excellent way to clarify the difference between … Continue reading

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Good writing always gets you ahead.

I’ve been job searching again, as my last contract ended about a month ago. I’ve had some ups and downs in the last month, to say the least, but finding the next gig is always a priority (even though I … Continue reading

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