Richard Ziegfeld, Ph.D.

Richard Ziegfeld Resume

Ziegfeld founded Ziegfeld and Associates in 1990 and has since consulted for dozens of nationally known clients, including IBM, NASA, and Disney. He is author/editor of 17 books & videos on aerospace, computers, & literature, Ziegfeld has 45+ years of experience in writing, proposal development, editing, computer-based training, & education.

Ziegfeld has been consulting since 1990 on a wide range of topics—aerospace science/technology, business process, IT, medical technology, and the arts. He has served as Director of Proposals for Washington-area contractors. For 15 years, he was supervisor/writer at NASA Glenn Research Center in business communications. Before that, he was software editor / team leader for McDonnell Douglas. Earlier, he was a tenured faculty member at the University of South Carolina (English & comparative literature). He wrote the highly acclaimed biography The Ziegfeld Touch and was co-author of a pioneering reference book on writing for the electronic medium, Desktop Publishing for the Writer. He also consulted on A&E’s documentary on Florenz Ziegfeld and MGM’s companion DVD for “The Great Ziegfeld.”

For proposals, he has a 40% win rate and manages a proposal team on 100-150 opportunities a year. He developed a proposal mentoring program for the California State University Office of the Chancellor that has served faculty and faculty mentors on all 23 campuses in the system.

He has extensive experience with appearances on national TV & radio & with interviews for newspaper features in cities such as Chicago, Newark, New York, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, & Toronto. He is an accomplished public speaker known for engaging, entertaining delivery.

Published books/videos
  • The Ziegfeld Touch: Life and Times of Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. (book)
  • Desktop Publishing for the Technical Writer (video)
  • Desktop Publishing for the Writer: Designing, Writing, and Developing (book)
  • Stanislaw Lem (book)
  • Sverdrup Documentation Standards (on print documentation)
  • AIS-II Print Style Guide (on print documentation)
  • AIS-II CAI Style Manual (on computer-assisted instruction material)
  • A&T Systems Proposal Development Guide
  • New Entry section, Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (5 vols.; books)
  • New Amsterdam Theatre: The Ziegfeld Years (video)