Books, technical writing, articles about technical topics and do it yourself
Prepping and survival, the Bible, marriage and family issues, woodworking, business, home repair, tools, all types of do-it-yourself projects, mechanics and of course, writing.
Although I worked for 15 years as an engineer, I never earned my degree. I was promoted to engineer based upon my work "above and beyond the call of duty" as a production technician. It was only then that I decided to study engineering. However, I gave up my studies, realizing that what I was learning had little to do with my job.
This is an honorary doctorate I was awarded at the same time I received my Masters Degree. I was totally flabbergasted! While I had in mind working towards my doctorate, I wasn't expecting to receive it at that time. This degree is based upon the 52 books and other writings I had done to that date.
Studies completed on the Bible, biblical history, church history, marriage & family, biblical application to daily life
As a former building contractor, Rich has extensive knowledge in home repair, construction and remodeling, especially in the area of "how-to" articles. He wrote an entire web site (150+ pages) of how to build your own home. Additionally he has written many articles for construction companies, specifically remodeling and HVAC, explaining why to do certain things.
The prepping and survival community has a lot of people writing in it, who haven't been there and done it themselves. That isn't the case with Rich, who is a survivalist with 40+ years of experience. He has written over 100 books about various aspects of prepping and survival, as well as a couple of thousand well thought out articles.
Manufacturing engineering is all about the process to make products in the factory. This has caused Rich to become an expert on tools and hardware. He is strong on both automotive and woodworking tools, with an extensive background in both.
Rich is the consummate do-it-yourselver, working on a wide variety of projects, like building his own solar panels, home remodeling projects and vehicle modifications. There isn't anything he doesn't like building, giving him an in-depth understanding in this area.
Rich has 15 years as a manufacturing engineering experinece under his belt, first for a medical equipment manufacturer, then for a transit bus manufacturer. This has given him a wide range of understanding for many types of low volume manufacturing
As a manufacturing engineer with a background predominantly in digital electronics, Rich is able to write user's manuals, instructions, technical explanations about how things work and how they are manufactured. He also writes technical articles on manufacturing of electronics; there's lots of other people who write about gadgets, so he doesn't bother
Rich has written about automotive tools and equipment, how-to articles and other technical articles about vehicles. He is not a review writer.
Rich has written a large amount on marriage, being romantic, and sexual health, including some of his own books. All of his marriage and relationship advice is done from a Biblical perspective, although he doesn't always quote the Bible. The same advice that works in a Christian marriage, will work in others.
Rich chooses not to write on dating or how to seduce a woman. For several years he maintained a daily blog, called "Romantic Act of the Day" where he gave romance and relationship advice to married men.
Rich enjoys writing humor most of all. He feels there's something very satisfying about being able to create something that makes people laugh. For some time he had a daily blog, called "Daily Satire" on Blogspot, where he wrote a short satire every day, as satire is a great format for making fun of life. One of his favorite projects was a column called "The Insurance Lady" which was an Ann Landers type column, except giving humorous insurance advice.
Rich draws extensively on his background as a manufacturing engineer, building contractor and survivalist. He has written extensively about survival, manufacturing, logistics, home building, do-it-yourself, marriage & family, photography, industry
Many of the blog which Rich has written for are related to the survival industry. However, he has also written quite a bit on homebuilding, remodeling and other related subjects.
The world of SEO has changed, as Google has tried to create rules which give the advantage to websites that truly provide expert content. This means longer, well-written articles, preferably by people who really are experts in that area. Articles of 1,000 words or more are becoming commonplace.
Rich is a prolific author, who had written 54 of his own titles, before becoming a freelance writer. A few of his books can be found on Amazon.com. As a freelancer, rich has written over 100 books about survival and about 35 about business management, as well as others. Currently, his total count of books written is over 240.