Richard Sheposh earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University and set out to become a newspaper reporter. It wasn’t a surprising career choice, considering he had been writing his own newspapers since he was ten and landed his first job at a real paper as a copy boy when he was sixteen. Life didn’t turn out quite the way he expected, however, and after college he soon found himself taking a detour into the editing and design side of the newspaper business. Twenty-some years later, the newspaper business was changing, and Rich was lucky enough to begin freelance work for Northeast Editing, Inc. After a few submissions on Balkan politicians, the War of 1812, and childhood skin diseases, Rich was able to work for Northeast Editing full time, merging his love of writing with his editing skills.
Rich is no fun at parties, as he usually starts telling people about obscure historical facts (the Plague arrived in Europe in 1347) or who kicked the winning field goal in the 1989 AFC Wild Card game (Gary Anderson). He is a big fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Penn State Nittany Lions. He has always wanted to visit Scotland, has no interest in setting foot in Kosovo, and believes society began going downhill when people began airing reality shows on the History Channel. Rich once tried out for the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and would have made it if it wasn’t for that question about the Kardashians. Rich is the father of the two greatest children in the world, Matthew and Emmalin.