Twenty years of engineering experience in the semiconductor (14), defense (3), and medical device (3) industries combine with twenty years of writing experience to create a freelance writer ideal for the tech sector. A Bachelors degree in physics and mathematics, as well as a Masters degree in engineering solidify Rick's technical competence.
Rick has written white papers, online content, popular magazine non-fiction, and more. His Masters thesis won the engineering school prize for best thesis of the semester at San Jose State University for spring of 1998. His non-fiction topics range from tropical fishes to history, and from astronomical observatories to how to create an ebook manually.
On the fiction side, he is a member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), and has nearly 50 published short stories. His three novels are in print and available, and the two fiction anthologies he edited are also still in print and available.
Rick writes using an active voice whenever possible, which helps to make the text flow. Rick's style does not call attention to itself, preferring to allow the ideas, not the sentences, to bask in the spotlight.
In addition to content creation of all kinds, Rick works closely with internet marketing experts and helped develop a process to benchmark a company's online presence against competitors. Through this effort, Rick has evaluated thousands of websites in great detail.