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  Sheila Oakes
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  A veteran of the book publishing industry, I am available as a ghostwriter, freelance editor, book doctor, and proposal writer. My expertise is in non-fiction (both practical and narrative) and my categories include self-help, psychology, parenting (particularly special needs), wellness, and personal growth. I specialize in communicating expert information to readers so that they can make positive changes in their lives.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Writer 4 Years
Editor 25 Years
Specialty
Family, Children & Teenagers 29 Years
Health 29 Years
Lifestyle 29 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
29 Years
Other Work History
My current project list is available on request.

A former book editor, I have held editorial positions at Ballantine Books, Dell, Fireside (Simon & Schuster); Perigee (Penguin Putnam), and St. Martin's Press.
Published work: co-author of GET MOTIVATED with Kara Leverte Farley (Fireside, 1994) and an essay in the anthology TEARS TO TRIUMPH, edited by Dawn Daniels and Candace Sandy with Dr. Jarralynne Agee (Kensington/Souls of My Sisters, 2009)
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY.