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Bob Riel

Freelance writer

Tucson, Arizona Area
Writing and Editing
  1. Riel World Communications,
  2. Self Employed
  1. Eaton Consulting Group,
  2. Up With People
  1. Boston College
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Riel World Communications

Riel World Communications


– Present

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I work in various capacities as an author, travel writer and freelance journalist, and also provide business writing services through Riel World Communications.

My writing business is built on the skills and experiences I acquired through work in newspaper journalism, corporate communications and cross-cultural consulting. Riel World Communications provides wide variety of writing services to businesses, nonprofits and individuals.

I'm the author of the book "Two Laps Around the World: Tales and Insights from a Life Sabbatical." I also work as a travel writer and freelance journalist. I write a North American travel column for and publish a blog called "Travels in the Riel World."

Along with my writing credentials, I have experience as a speaker, consultant and educator. I've given talks to community groups, conducted cross-cultural workshops for businesspeople, and taught classes for The Princeton Review and EF Education.

These professional skills are supported by considerable personal experience with the cultures of the world, as I've traveled to 45 countries on six continents and to 48 U.S. states.

Specialties:travel writing, cross-cultural topics, business writing, feature stories, ghostwriting, blogging



Riel World Communications
– Present (6 years)

Riel World Communications provides editorial services to businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Services include feature writing, business writing, ghostwriting, histories and biographies, blogging, web content, and editing.

I specialize in providing content about international topics. I have extensive experience in writing about cross-cultural and travel subjects and have created a wide variety of training materials for cross-cultural consulting firms.

My skills and experience give me the ability to meet diverse writing needs. I'm an author, freelance journalist, business writer and blogger, and I have work experience at a daily newspaper, an international consulting firm, and in the communications office of a nonprofit organization.

Freelance Writer

Self Employed
– Present (12 years)

I'm the author of the book "Two Laps Around the World: Tales and Insights from a Life Sabbatical." The book chronicles the experiences that my wife and I had during two round-the-world journeys.

As a freelance writer, I've published feature stories, travel articles and op-ed columns in a variety of publications. I also maintain a blog called "Travels in the Riel World."

Links to my book, my blog, and samples of my writing can be found at

Manager of Editorial Services

Eaton Consulting Group
(8 years)

Eaton Consulting Group (now known as Aperian Global) is an international consulting and training firm that focuses on helping companies work effectively across cultures.

In this position, I researched and wrote training manuals about the business cultures of more than 70 countries. These materials have been used in trainings with a broad range of international clients, including Dell, Sony, Coca-Cola, Reebok, L.L. Bean, Bechtel, LEGO, and Wal-Mart.

I also did some work as a trainer, conducting cross-cultural workshops for executives and their families who were being relocated overseas.

Corporate Communications Manager and Educational Program Manager

Up With People
(4 years)

As Corporate Communications Manager, I wrote and edited company newsletters, fundraising materials, annual reports, press releases, brochures and other communication pieces.

As an Educational Program Manager, I was responsible for supervising the learning experience for 125 international students a year.


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  • Photography
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