Contract Business Writer and Editor


Clark University, Columbia University MBA


  • 30+ years of experience as a writer and editor
  • Written two books about Microsoft Access.
  • Professional working level of reading, writing, and speaking Japanese


Bob Schneider is a contract business writer and editor who has more than 30 years of background in writing for financial, public policy, technical, investing, and architectural design businesses. His writing focuses on the accounting, financial services, and energy sectors. Bob's work includes the creation of business content, news summaries, blog posts, white papers, web pages, newsletters, professional services brochures, webcast descriptions, and institutional investment reports. He has written for PricewaterCoopers (PwC), Plante Moran, Grant Thornton LLP, the Center for Audit Quality,, Hitachi Consulting, Nihon Equity Research, and Morgan Stanley.

His financial articles appear on and Bob is a regular blogger on, a blog community focused on Chicago-related topics. Bob's writing also includes two books about Microsoft Access. The first was the 1997 edition of the college textbook, Microsoft Access, A Professional Approach. The second, Hands-On Microsoft Access (2005), is an intermediate tutorial for building and using Access databases.

Bob was trained and worked as a certified public accountant (CPA) and a financial advisor in his early career, but now focuses on writing content for businesses. He is professionally fluent in Japanese.


Bob received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Clark University and earned his Master of Business Administration at Columbia University Business School.

He holds a Series 16 Supervisory Analyst designation and a Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) license.

Quote from Bob Schneider

"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).