As Richard transitioned to being a full time writer, he developed his humor and mainstream reportage on various marketing and editorial projects.
His words appeared in The Advocate, Los Angeles Confidential, and CARGO Magazine, to name a few.
In 2004, Richard published his first book, Mondo Homo: Your Essential Guide to Queer Pop Culture. This landed him as a pop culture expert on the TVLand special Inside TV Land: Ticked Pink, as well as on numerous TV shows, radio programs, and magazine interviews.
Fun Fact: It now costs more to ship the book than it does to purchase it on Amazon.com.
With this editorial experience came more opportunities. Richard launched a 48-page quarterly publication for Comic-Con International: San Diego, the largest pop culture convention in the United States. This led to a position at Here Media, where he helped the company's print editorial teams expand their web presence. He also relaunched the editorial arm of Gay.com and Gay.net, creating a new revenue stream for the company.
From there, Richard moved to Content.ad, spearheading their advertorial business as well as the creation of their content websites. He and his team conceived, developed and launched First To Know, Knoworthy, and TopKit, as well as the relaunch of health website SuperFoodsRx.