Jill Parman

Jill Parman is the owner of ForWord Consulting, LLC. After spending several years in IT consulting, Jill decided to form her own company and work on a contract basis. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to her friend's small company down the road. She has mastered the art of working from home as a technical communicator, instructional designer, communication specialist and project manager.

Jill began her career armed with a communication degree and the fledgling hopes of becoming an author. Not so keen on being a starving artist, she decided to merge her passions in writing and technology and obtained a Master of Technical and Scientific Communication degree from Miami University of Ohio.

Jill lives in the suburbs near Des Moines, IA with her family. You contact her through her company's website, forword.co.

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Documentation Review Checklist Template

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Content Quality Review Template

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