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Sheila Cain

Freelance writer and editor

Seattle, Washington

Sheila Cain

Seattle-based technical and creative writer

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The man who once chased the far-right out of the GOP

Evans had sent the letter to his father when he was a Navy lieutenant stationed on a destroyer during the Korean War.
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She left Microsoft to change a white-dominated industry

The lack of diversity Trish Millines Dziko encountered in tech jobs pushed her to take matters into her own hands.
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Connectivity restored in hurricane-battered Puerto Rico

The school year was in full swing last fall for the 189 students at Angel Papo Diaz Public School in central Puerto Rico.
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Cancer hits home for Mariners broadcaster – but doesn’t win

As a child, Mentink was an avid baseball fan and dreamed of growing up to become a professional baseball player.
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For young people on the streets, Cocoon House provides a refuge

When Lux Howard came out to his mother seven years ago, his mother laughed in his face. Only 14 at the time and living in Upstate New York, Howard didn’t have the life skills or language to adequately communicate what he was experiencing: discomfort in a female body, an attraction to boys and girls, and a general disconnect with his peers.
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Optimizing internal operations frees Goodwill staff to focus on the mission

Cooking is in Yulie Reyes’ blood. When she was 15 and living in Tzitzuntzan, Mexico, she and her mother fulfilled their lifelong dream of owning a restaurant by transforming an old theater into a small but thriving dining establishment. At the Blue Moon Cafe, her family cooked traditional Mexican fare from recipes perfected by Reyes’ father. When Reyes moved to America with her family as an adult, she continued working in the food service industry – first at a fast-food restaurant, then later at a casual Mexican eatery where she quickly moved up from busser to bar manager. But the more she learned, the more Reyes realized she had a long way to go towards owning and running a successful restaurant. She found help through the Culinary Skills program offered through Goodwill’s training center in Tacoma, Washington.
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'Where Should I Keep My...?': Solving Small Space Dilemmas

Squeeze every last bit of storage space out of your dwelling, no matter its size. When you’re renting, square footage is something to be savored, not squandered. It’s hard enough finding a home for your everyday must-haves, let alone bulky, infrequently used, or offseason items like snowshoes, pool toys, and holiday decorations.
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How a friendship changed the way Washington treats addiction

Doctors said her best friend would die. Lauren Davis wasn’t buying it. A remarkable story ensued.
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Rise and Shine: Seattle's Best Brunch Spots

For serious food aficionados, a city's credibility is defined by the caliber of its brunch spots. Those who seek out this late lunch meal will have no trouble finding an abundance of choices in Seattle, whether they're looking for traditional fare, a casual nosh spot, or something altogether different.
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Project Spotlight: Tall, gray, and green

The Pacific Northwest region of the United States stands alone in sustainable design—Washington and Oregon enjoy the largest number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design- (LEED) certified buildings per capita by a margin of 2.5 to 1 over almost any other green state. As the center for sustainable design, Pacific Northwest property owners and developers expect design teams to incorporate sustainable practices into their projects.
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Once undocumented, he now gives entrepreneurs a chance at success

Yarce’s first “international business” was a modest one: He asked his mother, back in Mexico, to send him $250 worth of bracelets, necklaces and earrings from the family jewelry-making business so he could set up a stall at the Fremont Sunday Market.
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Tim Burgess believes the children are our future

The former City Council member's legacy may be paving Seattle's path toward universal preschool.
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About

Sheila Cain

I am a Seattle-based corporate and creative writer providing all types of written material for the business world. Services range from technical and feature writing to press releases and proof reading. I have more than 25 years of experience working as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor and freelance writer.

With more than seven years as the editor-in-chief of a construction trade magazine, I am well versed in the technical applications and industry-specific language associated with the architecture, engineering and construction communities.

I also have extensive experience in the technology and feature writing realm. I have written dozens of sponsored content stories as well as lifestyle pieces for a variety of local and national publications.