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Sheila Trask

Sheila Trask - Ghostwriter

Randolph, VT, United States

Non-fiction ghostwriter and editor. Fiction and non-fiction copywriter.

Overview

I'm a ghostwriter and developmental editor who gets your story on the page in an engaging, organized, and authoritative style. I specialize in non-fiction, book-length manuscripts, on topics including business, psychology, memoir, and philosophy. When your book is done, I also create promotional copy for a variety of media to make sure your readers find you.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Education & Reference Nature New Age Parenting & Families Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences

Certifications

  • Copyeditor Certificate, University of California, San Diego

Work experience

Head Librarian

New England Culinary Institute
October, 2015 – October, 2016 (about 1 year)

Reference services, collection development, catalog management, access services, literacy instruction, and student assistant supervision.

Editor

Book in a Box
August, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Provide collaborative editing for thought leaders creating non-fiction books. Topics include business, entrepreneurship, psychology, health and wellness, and memoir.

Freelance Copywriter

Kirkus Media
January, 2014 – Present (almost 4 years)

Provide promotional copy for genre fiction, including romance, thriller, mystery, historical fiction, and women's fiction. Includes taglines, book descriptions, series descriptions, and author biographies.

Editor

Self-employed
January, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

Provide manuscript critique, developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and copywriting directly to fiction and non-fiction authors.

Book Reviewer

Various
January, 2013 – Present (almost 5 years)

Write book reviews, interviews, roundups, and features for fiction and nonfiction titles for publications including BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, The San Francisco Book Review, Foreword Magazine, and BlueInk Reviews.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Critical Moments: The New Mindset of Reputation Management

Bill Coletti

A company owns its brand; the public owns its reputation. The words of communities, customers, and critics can help or harm your business's standing with the public. While not all crises can be avoided, your company's reputation can be managed with an empowering, strategic framework designed to proactively maintain your image before disaster occurs. In Critical Moments, corporate communication... read more

A company owns its brand; the public owns its reputation. The words of communities, customers, and critics can help or harm your business's standing with the public. While not all crises can be avoided, your company's reputation can be managed with an empowering, strategic framework designed to proactively maintain your image before disaster occurs. In Critical Moments, corporate communication... read more

The App Factory Playbook: How You Can Develop Your App Idea Without Learning to Code and Without a Technical Co-Founder

Drew Gorham

Say you have a brilliant app idea. If you don’t have the technical skills to bring it to life, conventional Silicon Valley wisdom demands you get a technical co-founder, pay too much money to an overpriced app agency, or learn to code. These expensive obstacles could easily stop your dream from becoming reality. But now there’s an alternative. Inspired by his experience in agencies as well as ... read more

Say you have a brilliant app idea. If you don’t have the technical skills to bring it to life, conventional Silicon Valley wisdom demands you get a technical co-founder, pay too much money to an overpriced app agency, or learn to code. These expensive obstacles could easily stop your dream from becoming reality. But now there’s an alternative. Inspired by his experience in agencies as well as ... read more

Trust Surrender Receive: How MDMA Can Release Us From Trauma and PTSD

Anne Other

Despite modern pharmaceutical medications and many different psychological therapies, military veterans and survivors of mental and physical trauma from civil society continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Trust Surrender Receive: How MDMA Can Release Us from Trauma and PTSD briefly chronicles the medical, legal, and social history of this misunderstood medicine, but its... read more

Despite modern pharmaceutical medications and many different psychological therapies, military veterans and survivors of mental and physical trauma from civil society continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Trust Surrender Receive: How MDMA Can Release Us from Trauma and PTSD briefly chronicles the medical, legal, and social history of this misunderstood medicine, but its... read more

Crashing Through Walls

Janis K Ruoff

Two weeks after her son Jeff's eighteenth birthday, the author boarded a plane. A flight attendant called her name and said, "There's been an accident." Jeff was in a coma with a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). In this riveting memoir, Janis Ruoff tells the story of Jeff's recovery and the family's life since that day. This story is a profound, tragic and yet oddly hilarious tale of the l... read more

Two weeks after her son Jeff's eighteenth birthday, the author boarded a plane. A flight attendant called her name and said, "There's been an accident." Jeff was in a coma with a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). In this riveting memoir, Janis Ruoff tells the story of Jeff's recovery and the family's life since that day. This story is a profound, tragic and yet oddly hilarious tale of the l... read more

Serafina and the Black Cloak

Robert Beatty

This is the story a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. This page-turning thriller from Disney-Hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and has appeared ... read more

This is the story a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate amidst the splendor of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Serafina and her friend Braeden Vanderbilt must work together to solve a dark and dangerous mystery. This page-turning thriller from Disney-Hyperion is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and has appeared ... read more

Serafina and the Twisted Staff

Robert Beatty

Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the cat¬amount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join ... read more

Serafina's defeat of the Man in the Black Cloak has brought her out of the shadows and into the daylight realm of her home, Biltmore Estate. Every night she visits her mother in the forest, eager to learn the ways of the cat¬amount. But Serafina finds herself caught between her two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join ... read more

Selling is Not Optional: How to Master the Most Important Skill in Business and Life

Mike Brunel

Who's afraid of big, bad sales?Almost everyone, says NRS Media co-founder Mike Brunel. Cold calls freak people out, and nobody wants to be thought of as the stereotypical sleazy salesperson. It doesn't have to be that way, though.In Selling is Not Optional, Brunel shares the key insight that led to his own success as an international media businessman: we are all in sales. How we think about s... read more

Who's afraid of big, bad sales?Almost everyone, says NRS Media co-founder Mike Brunel. Cold calls freak people out, and nobody wants to be thought of as the stereotypical sleazy salesperson. It doesn't have to be that way, though.In Selling is Not Optional, Brunel shares the key insight that led to his own success as an international media businessman: we are all in sales. How we think about s... read more

Longreave

Daniel Barnett

Some secrets aren't kept.Some secrets keep you.When his marriage crumbles, Mark Currier takes up residence in the abandoned seaside hotel where he once worked. But he is not alone. Something creeps the dark halls inside Longreave. Something cold and wet that will teach Mark to be human again . . . and to be afraid. For there are other forces waking. In the rat-infested cellar. In the labyrinth... read more

Some secrets aren't kept.Some secrets keep you.When his marriage crumbles, Mark Currier takes up residence in the abandoned seaside hotel where he once worked. But he is not alone. Something creeps the dark halls inside Longreave. Something cold and wet that will teach Mark to be human again . . . and to be afraid. For there are other forces waking. In the rat-infested cellar. In the labyrinth... read more

Vulnerable: (McIntyre Security Bodyguard Series - Book 1)

April Wilson

"I freaking loved it. I NEED book 2 now!!!" - 5 stars"This series keeps getting better and better!" - 5 starsWelcome to the McIntyre Security Bodyguard Series! Vulnerable is the first in a series of closely interrelated books that focus on the McIntyre family and their friends. If you love romance novels featuring strong alpha protectors, bodyguards, and slightly damaged characters, with a lit... read more

"I freaking loved it. I NEED book 2 now!!!" - 5 stars"This series keeps getting better and better!" - 5 starsWelcome to the McIntyre Security Bodyguard Series! Vulnerable is the first in a series of closely interrelated books that focus on the McIntyre family and their friends. If you love romance novels featuring strong alpha protectors, bodyguards, and slightly damaged characters, with a lit... read more

Serafina and the Splintered Heart

Robert Beatty

In the highly-anticipated next installment of the Serafina series, Serafina must confront the darkest threat she's ever encountered at Biltmore Estate. She knows she can face anything with her best friend and closest ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, by her side. But when a sinister force tears them apart, Serafina scrambles to uncover the mystery of her most formidable challenge yet...and about herse... read more

In the highly-anticipated next installment of the Serafina series, Serafina must confront the darkest threat she's ever encountered at Biltmore Estate. She knows she can face anything with her best friend and closest ally, Braeden Vanderbilt, by her side. But when a sinister force tears them apart, Serafina scrambles to uncover the mystery of her most formidable challenge yet...and about herse... read more

Pulse of the Jungle: Ayahuasca, Adventures, and Social Enterprise in the Amazon

Daniel Cleland

Many people today feel trapped and unsatisfied with the way their lives are going, but those who do can take heart. Daniel Cleland is living proof that you can have it all—adventure, spiritual health, emotional fulfillment, and business success—if you are open to unique experiences, prepared to take risks, and willing to ignore the limits that you have imposed on yourself.Daniel’s fearless cur... read more

Many people today feel trapped and unsatisfied with the way their lives are going, but those who do can take heart. Daniel Cleland is living proof that you can have it all—adventure, spiritual health, emotional fulfillment, and business success—if you are open to unique experiences, prepared to take risks, and willing to ignore the limits that you have imposed on yourself.Daniel’s fearless cur... read more

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