Sheila Cain

Freelance writer and editor

Seattle, Washington

Sheila Cain

Seattle-based technical and creative writer


GOAL finds success with Microsoft cloud solutions

International aid organization GOAL struggled to efficiently support vulnerable communities.
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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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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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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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Nonprofit uses technology to expand play-based programming for youth in Southeast Africa

On a dusty field in Maputo, Mozambique, young Debora chases a soccer ball down the pitch with her schoolmates. Ignoring the blazing sun on her back and hot earth on her bare feet, she passes the ball back and forth with her teammates before delivering the kick that makes the goal. Her team erupts in cheers. To most, this snapshot looks like typical child’s play, but there’s more going on here than meets the eye. Debora – like hundreds of other schoolchildren across the world – is taking part in a program designed specifically for vulnerable communities.
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Labor management breaks free of on-premises constraints with cloud technology

Mobile workforce management company ExakTime, which helps construction, field service, landscaping, transportation, event management, oil and gas, and mining companies maximize productivity with time-tracking tools and processes, enjoyed years of consistent growth. But that growth came with a price.
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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.