Richard C. Freed is a professor in Iowa State University's Program in Rhetoric and Professional Communication. His Variables of Composition was named by the National Council of Teachers of English as the best scholarly book on professional communication. A consultant to major international consultancies, he has taught his proposal-writing program, based on the methodology in Writing Winning Business Proposals, in 27 countries on five continents.
Shervin Freed and Joe Romano are both former Vice Presidents at A.T. Kearney, where Romano was in charge of worldwide professional development. He now teaches math and science to middle-school children in Cleveland.