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Sheila Trask

Sheila Trask - Editor

Randolph, VT, United States

Editor, Ghostwriter, and Copywriter experienced in fiction and nonfiction.


I work collaboratively with authors during all phases of manuscript development. I provide manuscript critiques, developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and ghostwriting services.

Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Horror Literature Romance Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management


  • 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.


Book in a Box

August, 2015 – Present (about 1 year)

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 3 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.


Sheila Trask is self-employed

January, 2013 – Present (almost 4 years)

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

Book Reviewer


January, 2013 – Present (almost 4 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 (6 selected works)


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