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Professional Experience


1992 -- Present           Rick Benzel Creative Services, Los Angeles, CA.

As a publishing consulting and writing service, Rick has worked with numerous authors and writers. He has published and ghost written books for Putnam, Contemporary Books, Jossey-Bass, and McGraw Hill, as well as helped numerous authors self-publish their own books. He has also served as Editorial Director for several Internet companies, producing web content.  

1988 - 1992                Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.

In his role as Senior Editor, Rick acquired and developed 50+ nonfiction trade books, as well as participated in sales campaigns, promotional materials, and writing and designing jacket copy.

1987 - 1988                Prentice Hall, Inc., Boston, MA.

Rick managed a staff of 8 editors and a budget of $3 million creating high school textbooks in history, English, and foreign languages.

1976-1986                  Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.

Rick served for over 10 Years as Senior Editor developing college-level textbooks in foreign languages and professional training materials in computer skills; 2 years as a Marketing Communications Manager for Dictionary Products.