Samples of Richard's work and approach to comment and criticism can be viewed on his
Richard is a WriteWords Site Expert.
Richard has an honours degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of Oxford, and
a first class diploma in psychological counselling from Roehampton College, London.
He has worked in education for most of his professional life, including as
Head of Department in
a Further Education college. His section had 50 full and part time staff
and offered a
wide range of courses including literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, GCSE and higher level programmes.
During this time he wrote many articles and several contributions to books on
educational matters. He also organized and ran numerous training courses.
Since leaving the teaching world he have been a self-employed writer and has
completed five full length volumes of family history for a Canadian client.
He recently wrote and self-published an account of the couple who ran the
first professional ski school in Scotland. This sold out the first
and second printings and is currently on a third.
He also continues to tutor speakers of other languages with business
and academic writing.
There are samples of his writing on the WriteWords web site, which
he co-founded, and on www.universetheory.com.