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Rick Besserdin » About


Hi. Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Rick Besserdin and I am a writer and technical illustrator. My articles have been printed in Beer & Brewer, Australian Automotive, Auto, Autoengineer Australasia, Automotive Electrical & Air Conditioning News, and a number of other magazines. With such a diverse background, I have a wide range of training, knowledge, and experience.

The views expressed on this website are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or its clients.

You can contact me using the contact form or via mobile phone on  0425 721 720

You can follow me on Twitter @need4beer

I am a regular contributor to the online Australian Brew News. You can see the articles I have written for them by clicking here.

The following are a few examples of my printed magazine beer or recipe work:


  • Freelance Journalism – Holmesglen Institute
  • Writing Successful Media Releases – Australian Associated Press


  • Assorted Microsoft Access, and Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop courses.

Beer and Brewing:

  • Provide Responsible Service Of Alcohol – RSA (SITHFAB009A)
  • Beer Master – Lion Nathan

Food Service:

  • Follow Workplace Hygiene Procedures (SITXOHS002A)
  • Knife Skills – Trupp Cooking School


  • Train The Trainer – Casey College
  • Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training – Holmesglen Institute
  • Cert IV Training & Assessment Workplace – Holmesglen Institute (TAE40110)

First Aid:

  • Apply First Aid – Workplace Level Two – HLTFA311A, HLTCPR211A, & HLTFA211A

Professional Memberships:

  • Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers
  • International Automotive Technicians Network
  • Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia
  • Australian Beer Writers Guild
  • Craft Beer Industry Association


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