Bill Birchard is a veteran author, writer, journalist, and book consultant.For a detailed look at his work, see www.billbirchard.com. Bill has been writing books and articles for himself and others for 25 years. On this website and blog, he posting regularly on the methods and processes for turning book ideas into winning manuscripts.

Bill’s most recent book isMerchants of Virtue (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 221 pages), the story of Herman Miller, Inc.’s, journey to sustainability. Other books include Nature’s Keepers (Jossey-Bass, 2005, 252 pages), the story of the Nature Conservancy, the largest environmental organization in the world; the award-winning Counting What Counts (Perseus Books, 1999, 307 pages) about the crisis in corporate accountability, co-authored with Marc J. Epstein; and The One-Minute Meditator (Perseus Books, 2001, 164 pages) about reducing stress and finding meaning in everyday life through the practice of meditation, co-authored with David Nichol, M.D.

Bill has also been engaged frequently as a writer for other authors — for book proposals, book writing, and editing. In the 1990s, he worked as a writer for Wordworks, Inc., a Boston-based book packager. For Wordworks, Bill wrote about corporate strategy, health-care reform, and creativity. One of the books he drafted became a New York Times bestseller. Among his recent books as a consulting editor are Ethics for the Real World by Ronald Howard and Clint Korver (Harvard Business Press, 2008) and Wal-Smart: What It Really Takes to Profit in a Wal-Mart World by William Marquard (McGraw-Hill, 2007).

In his own work, Bill specializes in management, the environment, and self help. During the past dozen years, he has written for Fast Company, CFO, Chief Executive, Strategy + Business, and Tomorrow magazines. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he was the editor of Enterprise, a business magazine for executives. As an author, Bill has spoken nationally on radio talk shows and has appeared on Boston’s WCVB-TV’s Chronicle and New York’s WNBC-TV’s Weekend Today. Bill lives in Amherst, New Hampshire.

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Bill Birchard
6 Alden Lane, Amherst, NH 03031-1942 USA

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