Sheila is a Connecticut Yankee who lived in Tennessee for ten years, then moved to Bozeman, Montana in 2001, where she is now learning the history of yet another part of this wonderful country. She has worked at too many nonwriting jobs to list here, but her favorite is organic farm owner and operator.
She began writing as a freelancer for Connecticut newspapers, and she considers a feature article she wrote about teens and AIDS in 1988 her most important work. In 1988, the subject was not yet an issue. She has been a self-employed freelancer since 1990 as a journalist, article writer, columnist, and editor for magazines, newspapers, and Web sites. She has also been an independent contractor for the Gale Group since 1998. Sheila won the Society of Professional Journalists' "Golden Press Card Award" in 1996 and 1997 for her syndicated opinion column.
Sheila's work has been featured on Web sites and in more than 100 magazines and newspapers, including:
Sheila is available for assignments of all kinds. As part of a team, she has provided support for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has developed print materials for a variety of businesses and nonprofits and content for Web sites.
Sheila is a member of the National Writers Union.
For more information, email Sheila Velazquez.