Sheila Cain

Freelance writer and editor

Seattle, Washington

Sheila Cain

Seattle-based technical and creative writer


Innovation Lives Here

At the WAC, great ideas only become reality with hard work and a certain amount of risk.
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The Slater - website content

Where the metropolitan mood is emphasized, Northwest ambiance is exemplified, and eastside vibes are epitomized.

GOAL finds success with Microsoft cloud solutions

International aid organization GOAL struggled to efficiently support vulnerable communities.
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Foodie Souvenirs: Seattle

Every great vacation deserves an equally amazing souvenir as a token of memories made.
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Students can study once-inaccessible Korean literature with AI

Korean literature enriches the country’s culture through stories, poems, and other treasures, but because of the complexity of the written language and the changes its characters have undergone over the centuries, many of Korea’s historical texts remain a challenge to read.
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How one army vet is helping fellow soldiers cope with pain

Veteran Michael Lui is no stranger to pain, yet he knows his suffering is minor compared to that of other military veterans who face ongoing, debilitating pain from injuries suffered during their tours of duty.
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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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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.