Bob Schneider has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years, with long stints for companies in New York and Tokyo. For the past 17 years, he has conducted his own writing business from the same address in San Francisco.

He has written:

  • a 60-word review of the Bank of Japan website;
  • a 600-word piece on the CANSLIM stock-picking strategy;
  • a 6,000-word article on the aluminum sheet industry; and
  • a 60,000-word book on Microsoft Access for beginners.

Overall, he has written or edited thousands of books, textbooks, magazine articles, newsletters, investment reports, annual reports, corporate brochures, press releases, web pages, training manuals, and many other publications.

His primary corporate experience was six years in Morgan Stanley's equity research department. For three years he was senior editor and supervisory analyst of their Japan branch; previously he spent three years as an associate editor in their NY office.

He has also been a senior writer for a Tokyo-based investor relations firm, an auditor for the accounting firm of O'Rourke & Clarke (where he obtained his CPA) and a writer for Savin.

In his own writing business, he has specialized in three fields: finance, Microsoft access and Japanese. His online portfolio can be viewed at

Schneider is the author of "Hands-On Microsoft Access" (2006), an intermediate guide to the database management program. You can read reviews at Database Journal and; you can buy the book at

Schneider received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1975. His specialization was history and his minor was English. In 1976, he earned an MBA from Columbia University, where his concentration was accounting.

Personal Philosophy

"That best portion of a good man's life ... His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." William Wordsworth, "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" (1798)