Richard's career spanned over 25 years as an editor and publisher in educational and academic book publishing, including spells at Macmillan and Heinemann, before he embarked on a further 20 years as trainer and consultant to the same industry in the field of copyright, intellectual property, and rights management. Author of thirteen books on subjects as diverse as railways and Tudor food and feasts, his interests include choral singing, cooking, travel and spending time with his eleven grandchildren.