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Sheila Cain

Freelance writer and editor

Seattle, Washington

Sheila Cain

Seattle-based technical and creative writer

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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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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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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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How a young basketball star fell to addiction, and rebounded

Leigh Swanson’s college basketball statistics read like those of an NBA player. As a celebrated member of the Seattle University men’s basketball team, the six-foot, eight-inch-tall forward appeared in 20 games his 2008-2009 senior season, shooting a stellar 90.9 percent from the free throw line on 22 attempts.
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Fighting fear to feed hungry families

President Trump’s crackdowns have driven immigrants away from crucial services. One Northwest nonprofit is working to ensure that they get what they need. The central Washington city of Toppenish, with about 9,000 residents, is like any small town. An average day is full of familiar faces – friends and acquaintances going about their daily routines.
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‘Digital literacy’ partnership opens doors for low-income residents

When Barbara “B.G.”. Nabors-Glass interacts with the students in Goodwill’s job training program, she understands first-hand the difficulties they face. Years ago, as a young single mother holding down a job while going to law school, Nabors-Glass struggled to make ends meet. Receiving public assistance and able to afford only a small rental unit, she did the best she could to save money and support her daughter.
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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.