An Interview with Darcy Vigneault Beery

Darcy Vigneault Beery, Assistant Professor, Technical Writing at Metropolitan State University of Denver, will speak about the multi-generational workforce at STC RMC’s March 2017 program. For information and to register for the program, please visit our registration site.  

How long have you been in technical communication?
I’ve been teaching technical communication since 2010.

How did you get your start?
I started out in film and television production management.

What do you feel are the top three skills a communicator should have?

  1. Excellent writing skills
  2. Strong communication skills
  3. The ability to be an empathetic listener

What is your favorite thing about being a technical communicator? 
Being concise!

How do you stay current with issues related to technical communication? 
I stay current by reading the STC Technical Communication journal and Intercom magazine, as well as though conferences and RMC chapter guest speakers.

What advice would you give to people who want to begin a career as a technical communicator?
Network, network, network!

If you weren’t in this profession, what would you be? 
I’d be a scriptwriter and documentary filmmaker.

What’s your favorite fun tool or gadget?
My drone simulator

What’s your favorite non-industry book?
Hamlet and Pride and Prejudice

What’s your favorite travel location?
Ireland

Darcy Vigneault Beery is a scriptwriter, filmmaker, and assistant professor for technical writing at Metropolitan State University of Denver. As a teacher of film, scriptwriting, technical writing, and media courses, she has led student teams in festivals and competitions, including a team of finalists in the 2012 Vail Film Festival. Darcy holds an A.A.S. in Broadcast Communication from SUNY Adirondack (NY), a B.S. in Mass Communication from the University of Montevallo (AL), and an M.A. in Communication: Film Aesthetics and Production from Regent University (VA). She is currently the vice president of STC RMC.

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