Rick realized his writing talent while working as a supervisor for a Fortune 500 electronics manufacturer. After writing several work procedures, Rick's bosses called on him to assist writing the procedures necessary for the company to achieve ISO9000 certification. Later, Rick found himself in the private security industry, where good procedures were sorely lacking. Rick convinced his managers to allow him to develop the complete SOP and training program for the security officers working on his site. The client wholeheartedly endorsed Rick's work.
With two industries paying Rick to write their documentation, he decided to take the freelance route. In less than a year, Rick achieved a perfect 5-star rating from each of his clients on a freelance web-based service, increasing his hourly rate ten fold from his first freelance client to his current clients.