Richard Read

Richard Read - Editor

New Orleans, LA, USA

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Overview

I’ve been a professional writer for over 20 years. I have written and edited scores of seminar papers and graduate theses. I’ve penned hundreds of articles on topics ranging from cars to videogames to pop culture. I’ve written and edited fiction, including books and stage plays.
And I have extensive experience in technical writing, like annual reports, grant applications, press releases, and resumes.

I’m also a skilled graphic and web designer (because I know that people will be more inclined to read what I’ve written if it’s presented in an attractive way). I use programs like InDesign and Photoshop on a daily basis, and I’m fully conversant in Wordpress, Constant Contact, and other software that allows you to share your work on the web and in email.

The best advice I’ve ever received came from a French teacher during my undergraduate studies. She said, “Good work is written, but great work is rewritten.” I look forward to helping you make your next project great.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Home & Garden
Travel
Fiction
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
LGBTQ Fiction
Plays & Screenplays
Science Fiction

Work experience

Owner/editor

Gaywheels.com
March, 2010 – Present (about 11 years)

I own, oversee, and write for, an automotive website for LGBTQ+ consumers.

Writer

Internet Brands (formerly High Gear Media
December, 2008 – September, 2017 (almost 9 years)

I produced up to four articles each weekday about cars, the auto industry, and general transportation.

Adjunct Professor, Arts Administration (Marketing)

University of New Orleans
August, 2004 – Present (over 16 years)

Since 2004, I have taught marketing courses in the University of New Orleans’ master’s program in Arts Administration. My classes include public relations, branding, and an overview of the marketing industry.

Director of Communications and Public Programs

The NOCCA Institute
October, 1998 – Present (over 22 years)

I oversee all marketing and communications, including press releases and statements, social media, email newsletters, and advertising. I’m also responsible for a number of grants and for most graphic and web design.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

The French Quarter Drinking Companion: 2nd Edition

Alsup, Allison, Pearce, Elizabeth, Read, Richard

FRENCH QUARTER DRINKING COMPANION, THE

Alsup, Allison, Pearce, Elizabeth, Read, Richard

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