Sheila Cain

Freelance writer and editor

Seattle, Washington

Sheila Cain

Seattle-based technical and creative writer


How a heart attack saved a man’s life

William received emergency treatment at Harborview Medical Center, where staff connected him with Plymouth Housing.
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Visual Storytelling

How visual storytelling can spark innovation without tech (ghostwritten for AtlantaInno)
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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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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.